walnut cultivar

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gardening in the Pacific Northwest' started by Gary Fast, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. Gary Fast

    Gary Fast Member

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    I am hoping that you can shed some light on a family mystery. About 52
    years ago after the '48 flood of the Fraser River my father-in-law
    started a replanting of his dairy farm on Matsqui Prairie. One of the
    trees that he planted was a walnut tree that was given to him at that
    time by a fellow (now deceased) who was a member of the local
    "Horticulturist Society". Needless to say the tree has done very well
    over the years but I am doing some research for him (he's legally blind
    and still living on the home site) as to the origin of the tree. The
    only thing that we have to go by is the metal tag that came attached to
    the tree. It is a thin aluminum tag, cut by hand, crudley at that, with
    the number "1335" hand written on it. The tree is an excellent producer
    with many large nuts every year. My other research has only pointed in
    the direction that this may be a New Zealand cultivar. Any help would be
    greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance,
    Gary Fast

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