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Peruvian Walnut Species Details   (Back to Species List)

Detailed information pertaining to Peruvian Walnut (Juglans, neotropica) is detailed below:

Specie Names
Lumber Name(s): Peruvian Walnut.
Grown in: Bolivia, Peru, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico.
Peruvian Walnut is a rich medium to dark brown wood from the same family as North American Walnut and is similar in appearance. Offered in a select grade without the cream colored sap wood so prevalent in N. American Walnut, Peruvian Walnut is more uniformly colored choice.
Color Range and Color Change
Color Range: Peruvian Walnut is more uniform in color and has less of the golden tones than found in N. American Walnut.
Color Change: Peruvian Walnut exhibits medium degree of color change. In fresh milled stock, “a milky blotchy color” may be seen which quickly darkens to true walnut color. This change happens quickly over a few month period. Then Peruvian Walnut exhibits a medium degree of muting of the color range darkening to a dark brown and does not amber as much over time as N. American Walnut.
Where to Use
Peruvian Walnut is used primarily for accent strips between other species wherever a dark contrast is desired. When used as the main floor, given its relative softness, Peruvian Walnut is recommended for residential settings.
Product availability
This species is currently not available in any collections.
Hardness Chart
Hardness Chart for Peruvian Walnut.
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