Sleeping Giant

‘Sleeping Giant’ (C. mollissima × C. crenata × C. dentata) is a seedling derived from a C. mollissima × (C. crenata × C. dentata) cross at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in 1937 (Nave, 1998). It ripens during early to mid-season. Nuts with a good flavor are 11 to 12 g in northern environments and 13 to 16 g in New Franklin, MO. Yields and nut size are relatively consistent, and some growers indicate that ‘Sleeping Giant’ shows good transferability between environments (Miller, 2003). Blossom end rot susceptibility has been observed in Missouri.