Large-fruited walnut variety from Holland, Limburg province.
Vigour: medium-sized tree, compact habit. A small tree that rarely grows more than 10 meters tall. The canopy is between 5 and 7 meters wide. A perfect tree for smaller gardens. Loves alkaline, moist soil.
Blossom: late April to early May, good tolerance to late frost
Pollination: this walnut tree is self-fertile, so no other trees need to be nearby to ensure the harvest
Nut: huge, weight 30 - 40 g, 8 cm long and about 6 cm wide. The fruits are currently the largest walnuts that have ever been harvested.
Kernel: light yellow, weight 9 - 18 g, can be easily removed from the shell. The krnel does not shrink during drying and does not lose its good taste properties.
Shell: extremely hard, but the nuts are easy to crack. The core does not crumble and can be taken out of the shell either in halves or at least in quarters.
Taste: delicately sweet, excellent. Lange van Lod is one of the most delicious walnuts of all.
Harvest season: the harvest time begins in mid-September and usually lasts until mid-October. If stored properly, the walnuts will retain their delicious taste even after a year.
Yield: high, stable, regular, starts to bear fruit already after 2 or 3 years. Approximately 700 walnuts with a total weight of up to 30 kilograms can be harvested from a 10-year-old tree. At 14-15 years, the average harvest is twice as high.
Disease resistance: good resistance to bacterial blight (Xanthomonas arboricola pathovar. juglandis) and anthracnose (Gnomonia leptostyla)
Frost resistance: the tree is fully hardy