Black Walnut Crotch

Walnut (Black, Crotch)

Common Name(s)
Black Walnut, Walnut, American Walnut
Scientific Name
Juglans nigra
Tree Distribution
Eastern United States
Tree Size
100-120 ft. tall, 2-3 ft. trunk diameter
Janka Hardness
1010 lbf
Heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Color can sometimes have a grey, purple, or reddish cast. Sapwood is pale yellow-gray to nearly white.
Grain / Texture
Extreme interlocked grain, irregular wavy patterns
Pricing / Availability
Crotch Walnut comes from a regular Black Walnut tree and is typically found close to knots in the wood or where a branch comes off the tree. Considerably more expensive than regular Black Walnut due to the relative rarity. Prices are in the mid to high range for a domestic species.

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