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  The hardiest of the hickory species, shagbarks range from southern Canada to Minnesota, and south to Texas and Florida. The large range of the shagbark creates a large genetic pool and gives cultivars distinct variations. It is generally a good idea to plant varieties that come from the same climate zone as you live in. Shagbarks are characterized by picturesque form, ornamental shaggy bark, and handsome buds, and a kernel thought by many nut growers to be the best flavored of the nuts. Although slow growing, shagbarks reach heights of 70-80' and should be planted

SHELLBARK HICKORY (Carya lacinosa)

  The shellbark hickory produces a large usually thicker shelled nut than does the shagbark, with the same ornamental qualities, and fine kernel flavor. The natural range of the shellbark does not extend as far north as the shagbark, and they are typically a lowlands species. The foliage of the shellbark clones have good scab resistance. Columnar shaped trees reach 70-80' and should be planted 30-50' apart. Nut harvest begins in 5-10 yrs. Plant at least two different varieties for pollination. PRICES: Small (1'-2'): $40.00 Medium (2'-3'): $50.00 Large (3'-4'): $60.00 Extra Large (4'-5'): $70.00 5'-6': $80.00 DEWEY MOORE OH. 1987. A.M. Cox

PERSIMMON (Diospyros virginiana)

The orange fruit of the American Persimmon is very astringent until fully ripe in the fall. The 1-2" fruit then becomes among the sweetest tasting and most nutritious in the world. Mature trees are columnar in shape, reaching 40-50 feet in height and begin bearing in 3-4 years. Trees should be spaced 20-40 feet apart. Transplants require abundant moisture, and sometimes break dormancy a month or more after they are set, especially in cool weather. PRICES: Small (1'-2'): $32.00 Medium (2'-3'): $38.00 Large (3'-4'): $45.00 Extra Large (4'-5'): $55.00 5'-6': $65.00 CRAGGS    Hamsburg, Il.   Large (1-11/2") late Oct. ripening fruit is

PAWPAW (Asimina triloba)

The pawpaw is the largest native fruit in the U.S. Fruit are greenish-yellow, 3-5" long, and hang in clusters of 3-7. The nutritious, soft, yellow pulp has a rich, banana-custard flavor. Pyramidal shaped trees reach 30' high. Plant at least 2 different varieties for pollination, 15-30' apart. Trees bear in 3-4 years. Avoid planting pawpaw trees in heavy, poorly drained soil. PRICES: Very Small (1'-2'): $30.00 Small (2'-3'): $35.00 Medium (3'-4'): $45.00 Large (4'-5'): $55.00 5'-6': $70.00 6'-7': $80.00 7'-8': $100.00 In spring 2010, we began offering a new line of pawpaws, developed by plant breeder Neal Peterson. Selected from over 1500 open pollinated

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