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Missouri Mammoth Hickory Nut

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Description

Grow hickory nuts that live up to their name. Hickory trees are closes relatives to pecans. This stately hickory nut tree offers an impressive spread of energy-saving shade at maturity. Yields extremely large, oblong nuts with four distinct outer ridges. Flavor is rich and sweet with a crunchy texture. Ripens in late September. Seedling. For proper pollination, plant at least two hickory seedlings.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Green
Distance To Pollinator 75 - 250'
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Large - Extra Large
Ripens/Harvest Late September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Rich Sweet
Texture Crisp Crunchy
Years to Bear 8 - 10
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 55 - 60' tall x 60 - 80' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 60 - 80' apart to ensure room for growth.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow pecan trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I grew up in PA and we had lots of hickory trees, love them.
SUSAN B on May 20, 2017
Need a pollinator for the one I already have.
Charles S on Jun 16, 2016
I grew up in PA and we had lots of hickory trees, love them.
SUSAN B on May 20, 2017
I've always wanted a hickory tree! I don't care that they are slow-growing. I cut down two invasive Norway maples in my yard in order to replace them with a native, nut-bearing tree. The squirrels and I will enjoy these trees as they grow.
Laura C on Mar 14, 2017
Need a pollinator for the one I already have.
Charles S on Jun 16, 2016
I remember as a child the huge shellbark nuts, down along the creek of my grandparents farm, and have never seen them anywhere else. So I wanted to grow some of my own.
Nathan B on Mar 21, 2016
I'm reforesting my property. I plant as many Stark Brothers products as I can afford every year. This tree will replace a tree from one of your competitors that did not survive it's second winter. I will not be surprised to find Stark's product to be a healthier, vibrant, faster growing tree then the non-Stark trees that I already planted. Long live Stark Brothers.
Joshua Z on Mar 3, 2016
I've always wanted a hickory tree! I don't care that they are slow-growing. I cut down two invasive Norway maples in my yard in order to replace them with a native, nut-bearing tree. The squirrels and I will enjoy these trees as they grow.
Laura C on Mar 14, 2017
I remember as a child the huge shellbark nuts, down along the creek of my grandparents farm, and have never seen them anywhere else. So I wanted to grow some of my own.
Nathan B on Mar 21, 2016
How fast does the Missouri Mammoth Hickory Nut tree grow?
Jerry T on Mar 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: In good soil, in the right place, with plenty of water, they will grow very fast for nut trees. Can't give exact specifications, but they seem to grow taller and faster than we ever expected!
What does Loamy mean?
entity247 on Feb 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Loamy is a type of soil, loose textured mix of sand and clay with plenty of
organic matter.
Is the Missouri Mammoth a shagbark or shellbark hickory ?
RODGER S on Nov 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This is a shellbark hickory nut tree.

Customer Reviews

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1 of 2 trees is FANTASTIC!
Several years ago (cannot say exactly how long) we planted 2 of these trees along the road in our front yard and their growth has been unbelievable! They have both grown incredibly fast, and now are both bearing nuts. We would liked have given them a 5 star rating BUT one of them has fantastic nuts that are beyond belief in their taste and yield, while the other one is bearing lots of nuts, but they are not well formed, and are not nearly as good as the ones on the other tree.
But they were good enough to encourage us to buy more and plant them in various place around our property. We have been amazed beyond belief at how fast these trees have grown, and the fact that only one of them didn't grow, and had to be replaced.
If you want nut trees that are hardy, fast growing, beautiful, and yield really great tasting nuts in a seemingly short amount of time, then these could be the trees for you. B U T... you need a large space for them to grow large in.
The year before last we were able to collect enough nuts to make a Hickory Nut Pie, using exactly the recipe for Pecan Pie, and it was so good that our heads almost exploded! It was beyond great. It was too good to be put into words!
But, sadly, last year the weather caused these very same trees to not bear more than a handful of nuts. It was the same for almost all the nut trees in this area, including the Black Walnuts that had been reliably bearing lots of nuts for years. We were saddened, but are looking forward to having nuts this year, and unless something totally unforeseen happens, we will have, as the Missouri Mammoth Hickories are growing like mad, and are covered in flowers.
I would guess that anyone reading the review up to this point could perceive that we would, without hesitation, recommend these trees for anyone who has the space to grow at least two, and if, like us, you have more space, to grow 20 or 30.
Thanks for reading our review. Happy Growing and Much Love from Tree Lovers in Kentucky!
May 9, 2016
I received my hickory tree and planted it according to the directions and mulched around it. It is doing great and I am really happy with it. I would recommend this tree to anyone looking for one.
Steve
May 11, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Hickory Nut Tree
Well...a month ago I planted a fine looking, thick, robust looking 3 foot Missouri Mammoth Hickory nut tree. It looks great and growing fast. For the first year Im making sure I water it at least twice a month and once a week when very dry. I will let you know how it looks and how the nuts taste in about 10 years.
June 9, 2017
Purchased
4 months ago
Great stock, head and shoulders above competition
I bought a mammoth Hickory from Stark brothers to replace one from another competing company. The competition's tree didn't even last the summer. Terrible stock!

The tree that Stark sent has been another prime example of their dedication to a higher quality of product. While Hickory trees are slow and steady growers, this Hickory is growing steadily and looking good.
May 4, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Did not make it through first winter
These hickory trees did not make it through first winter. Stark Bros' site states compatible with my zone but if you look at USDA map I am just outside of the eastern range. Stark walnuts nearby did great but not the hickory. Maybe better winter protection or larger saplings would help to get them started here in NJ.
May 15, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Very Hardy tree.
This tree has done reasonably well in a pine forest in the N.W. Florida Sandhills.
August 7, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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