Our Trees

BLACK WALNUT (Juglans nigra)

ORDER FOR 2019 Small (18"-2'): $35.00 Medium (2'-3'): $40.00 Large (3'-4'): $50.00 Extra Large (4'-5'): $60.00 5'-6': $70.00 6'-7': $80.00 Prized as the most valuable timber species in the Eastern U.S., black walnuts also produce fine-flavored nut kernels, high in polyunsaturated oils. All of our varieties have been selected for easy cracking and anthracnose resistance. These grafted varieties yield 3 or 4 times as much available kernel as do average wild trees which yield about 10% kernel. Trees reach 60-70' high with a rounded crown and trees planted at 25' spacing should eventually be thinned to 50' apart. Grafted trees bear
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CHESTNUT (Castanea mollissima and hybrid)

ORDER FOR 2019 Chestnuts love acid soil and should never be limed unless a severe deficiency of calcium is suspected.  Alkaline soils should probably be acidified to insure establishing transplants. Chestnuts show the most potential as annual nut producers of all the nut tree species. This is because their late flowering enables them to escape spring frosts and early fall maturing allows for annual crops. Nuts are contained in squirrel-proof burrs until they ripe and fall to the ground. All varieties have sweet  nuts superior to European chestnuts often available at grocery stores. Trees generally reach
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NORTHERN PECAN (Carya illinoensis)

As with most nut trees, pecans produce their heaviest crops when several varieties are planted together. All of our selections will perform well in the Ohio Valley. More northern localities should try the cultivars listed under far northern pecans. All of the following varieties have very good scab resistance, except for Pawnee which has medium resistance. Trees reach heights of 50-'70' and can be planted on 25-30' centers and eventually thinned to 50-60' apart. First harvest in 3-6 years. To insure pollination, plant at least one protandrous (Type 1, early pollen shed) and one protogynous 
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FAR NORTHERN PECAN (Carya illinoensis)

  We have assembled a large collection of far northern pecans, some of which will mature nuts from Iowa through the southern Great Lakes region, into New Jersey. Most varieties described below bear medium sized nuts. To insure pollination, plant at least one protandrous (Type1, early pollen shed) and one protogynous  (Type 2, late pollen shed) variety in each planting. PRICES: ONLY AVAILABLE IN LARGEST SIZES for 2018 Extra Large (5'-6'): $70.00 6'-7': $80.00 7'-8': $90.00 DUMBELL LAKE  I0  1980  Superior  far northern variety, matures in 155 days, 89 nuts per lb. with 47% kernel.    Type 1. FISHER IL. 1938. Cracks well with
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HICAN (C. illinoensis X C. ovata or C. laciniosa)

  Hicans are natural hybrids between pecan and hickory that fall into categories based on whether the hickory parent was a shagbark or a shellbark. In general, shellbark X pecan produces a larger nut than the shagbark hybrids, but the shagbark may be heavier producers. Unless self-pollinating, several different varieties should be planted together for good nut production. Trees reach 50-70' in height with a round and spreading crown. Plant trees on 40-50' spacing, first production in 4-8 yrs. Hican trees bear handsome foliage, and deserve planting for their ornamental qualities. The nuts retain the hickory
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