#4 'Paradox' Walnut ( Juglans ‘Paradox’)

posted Jan 11, 2012, 4:57 PM by Wayne Wieseler   [ updated Jan 11, 2012, 6:23 PM ]

'Paradox' Walnut

Introduced in 1893, Burbank developed this fast-growing lumber tree (it requires only 15 years to mature instead of the usual 50 to 60 years) by hybridizing the English walnut (J. regia) with the distantly related California black walnut (J. Hindsii), a difficult feat.

Site #4 'Paradox' walnut on right. Hybrid eastern black on left. The bark of Paradox is more plate-like almost half-way between J. regia and J. Hindsii. It has few nuts, a shy-bearer Burbank called it. Makes excellent specialty lumber for cabinetry etc. when aged properly. Zoom in to compare bark patterns.

'Paradox' walnut on right. Hybrid eastern black on left. The bark of Paradox is more plate-like almost half-way between J. regia and J. Hindsii. It has few nuts, a shy-bearer Burbank called it. Makes excellent specialty lumber for cabinetry etc. when aged properly. Zoom in to compare bark patterns.