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 On  Hansen  &  Viking  Rootstocks

VX211, RX1, Vlach, WIP3, Self Rooted Chandler

We Offer Container Grown


Root Stock

Walnut - VX211

Paradox (NCB x English) walnut rootstock

Exceptional vigor

Tolerance to nematodes

Some resistance to Phytophthora

Excellent survival in orchard replant trials

​​One Year Seedling

Walnut - RX1

Texas black walnut X English walnut
Grows in Many Soil Types
Resistance to Phytophthora citricola
Resistance to Phytophthora cinnamomi
Excellent survival in orchard replant trials

RX1 in Heavy Soiil

Self Rooted Chandler

Chandler on own Root - No Graft
Little to No Crown Gall


Walnut - Vlach

Paradox Rootstock
Vigorous Good survival
Phytophthora –variable response
Susceptible to nematodes
Some resistance to crown gall

​​Original Vlach Tree

Walnut - WIP3

Paradox Rootstock
Black Line Tolerent


Almonds, Peaches & Prunes

On Hansen & Viking Rootstocks


Container Grown Advantage

Golden Roots Nursery offers container grown plants.
The advantage of our potted plants are several when compared to traditional bare root planting.

Non-Soil Media

From the day your plants are cloned at our onsite laboratory, they are placed in a sterile media. Once ready to root, they are again placed in a non-soil mix. Upon delivery to your field, you have a plant which has been produced in virgin soilless media, helping reduce any field contamination from nursery soil diseases.

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Root Architecture

Trees are placed in a specialized container which “air-prunes” the roots. This air-pruning creates a more dense, fibrous and uniform root mass. It also reduces root circling. A more fibrous root mass means more root tips, which increases the absorption of water and nutrients. It also increases transplant survivability, and vigor of your tree. Your roots are not being ripped from the ground, which cuts the roots and increases chances for disease such as crown gall. With potted plants you are planting an entire uncut root mass


Field Preparation

Containerized Plants can be planted any time of the year. This allows farmers more time prepare the ground, especially in an orchard replant. No need to fight the mud or time as you would have with bareroot trees, and no need to risk cold storage survivability issues. Potted plants survive excellent in Spring, Fall and Winter plantings. Planting can be done with just a shovel in a property prepared field!

Beware of Nematodes!

Nematodes are a soil borne parasite that damage the tree by feeding on the roots. Trees with high populations of nematodes may show stunted growth, low yields and water-uptake related problems. Because nematodes may be present in the soil prior to planting, it is advisable to investigate the previous planting history at each location and test the soil. Lesion and ring nematodes cause the greatest damage to walnut production.

Phytophthora citricola is a plant pathogen. Phytophthora citricola infects the root crown and lower trunk and limbs of older trees, causing diseases called Phytophthora canker, Citricola, Citricola canker, Phytophthora canker and collar rot, or Phytophthora canker and crown rot.

Phytophthora cinnamomi is a soil-borne water mould that produces an infection which causes a condition in plants called root rot or dieback. P. cinnamomi lives in the soil and in plant tissues, can take different shapes and can move in water. Root Rot leads to Mycelia growth throughout the root absorbing carbohydrates and nutrients, destroying the structure of the root tissues, "rotting" the root, and preventing the plant from absorbing water and nutrients.

Phytophthora citricola damages trunks and limbs and only the larger roots, while P. cinnamomi, which causes Phytophthora root rot damages small roots.

Texas black walnuts (Juglans microcarpa) have been found to exhibit elevated resistance to A. tumefaciens (crown gall). By crossing Texas black walnuts with English walnuts, it creates a hybrid that continues to exhibit tolerance to crown gall. .


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