Andean Walnut


Family - JUGLANDACEAE Botanical Name - Juglans neotropica Diels = J. honorei Dode Other Names - Tocte (fruit), Nogal (tree), Ecuador Walnut, Tropical Walnut, Cedro, Black or Nogul Cedar Introduction In 1977 on a trip to Ecuador Dick Endt of Landsendt Nursery saw the potential for growing Andean Walnut in New Zealand. The first trees were planted in the Auckland area at Oratia,then later at Great Barrier Island. Other older plantings are in the Bay of Plenty where there is a mature tree cropping well.i Ironically this tree was used as root stock for grafted English Walnuts, J. regia, instead of [...]