Shellbark Hickory Nut Tree

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Cold-hardy, majestic tree, scrumptious snacking! Huge, sweet and aromatic nuts compared to other hickories. This tree is slow growing, however, it may reach 80’ tall and 40’ wide. Produces large oval shaped nuts with 4 to 6 ribs. Flavor is sweet and rich with a crunch. Used in baked goods and salads. this long-lived hardwood tree is strong,yet flexible, and used to make tool handles and other items. Ripens in late September. For proper pollination, plant at least two of Shellbark Hickory trees.

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Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size 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 Sweet
Texture Crunchy
Years to Bear 8 - 10
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 100' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

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