Category Archives: Butternut Trees

BUTTERNUT (Juglans cinerea)

SOLD OUT 2016 Native from Southern Canada to Mid South, butternut trees are becoming scarce in the wild. Grafted trees bear in 2 to 3 years, producing egg shaped nuts that hang in clusters of 3 to 7. Kernels are among the best flavored of all nuts with a characteristic buttery flavor. Trees reach 40-60' high and should be spaced 20-30' apart. Orchard trees assume a spreading habit and do best if well fertilized. AYERS --MI . Medium-sized nut; cracks out whole halves, late vegetating, good foliage, 23% kernel. BUCKLEY IA . Largest nut (25 grams).