English Walnut vs. Black Walnut: Is There a Difference?
Have you always wondered what the differences are between an English walnut and a black walnut? These two walnut tree varieties offer different uses, depending on what you are hopi
But are there any true similarities and differences between these walnut varieties, and how can you learn how to tell them apart, whether you are looking at the walnuts itself or t
ClassificationEnglish walnuts are classified as Juglans regia, while black walnuts are classified as Juglans nigra.
DescriptionBlack walnut trees grow much taller than English walnut trees overall, reaching heights of 100 feet or higher, while English walnut trees only reach 60 feet tall on aver
UsesEnglish walnut trees are orchard-grown for culinary uses, as well as some wood uses, but black walnut trees are wild-grown and typically used for timber and wood production.
Origin and How to GrowEnglish walnut trees originated in Persia, or modern day Iran, while black walnut trees originated in North America, specifically the Eastern United States.
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