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What are the major types of black walnut in the USA?
Not to be presumptuous I've been "selling" my local black walnut as "Western Black walnut" instead of calling it Claro, only to discover there is no such tree.
Then I hear about Paradox, Bastogne, Royal, Texas, California and Franquette.
I live is western Oregon. What type of black Walnut is "local"? Just saw an add in Craigs list for a paradox.
Talked with Oregon State University Extension and they are real short on information. One fellow I talked with had never heard of Claro until he moved to Oregon some years ago. He thought (was taught?) there was only one kind of black walnut, J. nigra. He was schooled in the mid-west.
In the southeast, the local walnut is simply called "black walnut". It is similar to what comes out of the Appalachians up through PA, and maybe into NY. It does seem to have a different character from the midwestern black walnut, but this might just be specific to my local supply chain. California walnut is Claro. Then there's English walnut.
There is a list of the walnuts native to the US here - see link to List below.
You have to dig a bit. Some of it is hard to find, but there is lots there.