Shellbark Hickory Nut

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Item #137266, Bare-root. Ships 3 - 4' tall with a 3/8" trunk.
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Description

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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Characteristics

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 Rich Flavor, Sweet
Texture 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 40 - 80' tall x 20 - 40' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 40 - 80' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination

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 50' for best pollination.

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

Arrives when it's time to plant

Your success is our priority. We work hard to make sure that your order arrives at the ideal time for planting in your location based on your local climate conditions.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
One of these trees was growing in my grandparents front yard when I was a child and I wanted one in mine.
Mary W on Mar 14, 2021
Good tasting nut when I was a kid growing up.
William A T on Dec 7, 2020
One of these trees was growing in my grandparents front yard when I was a child and I wanted one in mine.
Mary W on Mar 14, 2021
I love nuts. Never tasted hickory but am aware the tree is not as common as it used to be. I think that is unfortunate. If I like how the nuts taste, I will definitely promote it.
Betty M on Jan 4, 2021
Good tasting nut when I was a kid growing up.
William A T on Dec 7, 2020
I desire hickory nuts and these were on sale
Jim B on May 27, 2020
I want to have nuts on my land and this was the least amount to pay
shelley s on May 25, 2020
Nut tree native to Missouri-beautiful Fall colors!
Angela S on May 16, 2020
I lost several but varieties in a wildfire, trying to build my food crops back up, nuts are such a healthy snack option. I love these so I am excited to grow these as well
Wendy H. on May 16, 2019
I love nuts. Never tasted hickory but am aware the tree is not as common as it used to be. I think that is unfortunate. If I like how the nuts taste, I will definitely promote it.
Betty M on Jan 4, 2021
I desire hickory nuts and these were on sale
Jim B on May 27, 2020
Should these Shellbark hickory trees be planted near Stark Mammoth hickory or wild hickory trees?
Henry S on Mar 6, 2020
Can a shellbark hickory be a pollinator for/pollinated by a pecan?
Beth R on May 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I disagree with the staff response here. If a hickory and pecan can cross-breed to produce a hican, where does the seed for the hican come from? I'm guessing that hican tree comes from a nut. And that nut has to be produced via pollination between hickory and pecan.
How old are the trees you sell? Thank you
Linda N on Jun 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: All of our grafted trees are two years old.
When does this begin to bear fruit ?
Krys H on May 17, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. You can find the years-to-bear information in the Characteristics section, near the top of the page, underneath the description. This tree takes 8-10 years to bear.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!

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