Juglans nigra Northern (Northern Black Walnut) is a species of tree native to North America, including the northern regions of its range. The term "Juglans nigra Northern tree" simply refers to the Northern population or individuals of the species.
The Northern Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) shares the general characteristics of the species, which are as follows:
Appearance: Black Walnut trees are large deciduous trees that can reach heights of up to 100 feet (30 meters). They have a straight trunk and a broad, rounded crown. The bark is dark brown to black and deeply furrowed.
Leaves: The leaves of the Black Walnut tree are compound and pinnately divided, typically composed of 11 to 23 lance-shaped leaflets with serrated margins. The foliage turns a golden yellow color in the fall.
Nuts: Black Walnut trees produce round nuts that are approximately 1.5 to 2 inches (3.8 to 5 cm) in diameter. The nuts have a hard, thick shell that is difficult to crack. The kernel inside is highly prized for its flavor and is used in cooking and baking.
Habitat: Black Walnut trees are adaptable and can be found in various habitats across their range, including both northern and southern regions. They prefer rich, well-drained soils and are commonly found along stream banks and in bottomland forests.
Uses: The wood of the Black Walnut tree is highly valued for its attractive grain, durability, and workability. It is commonly used in furniture, cabinetry, flooring, and other woodworking projects. The nuts are harvested for consumption and used in a variety of culinary applications.
Botanical Name : Juglans nigra Northern
Common Name : Northern Black Walnut
Height : 30 ft
Spread : 15 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 90-120 days cold moist stratification
Hardiness zone : 4-8
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 1