Purdue #1 Black Walnut trees are genetically engineered black walnut trees which are faster and straighter growing than common black walnut seedlings. The Purdue #1 Black Walnut is one of the most sought after black walnut cultivar seedlings as a nut tree for plantations market. The Purdue Research Foundation of Purdue University developed cultivars from selections made for good form, rapid height, and diameter growth, primarily for faster timber production. The Purdue #1 bears abundant nut crops each year with nuts set on lateral shoots, a rare occurrence in black walnut tree. The only negative features that we have found are some susceptibility to anthracnose and a slightly earlier (than normal) leafing date.
Purdue Black Walnuts seedlings may become available again in 2016. Pricing and quantities will not be available until we have established inventory at that time.