Our Trees

BLACK WALNUT (Juglans nigra)

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 in 3-5 yrs. DANIELS MO. 1978. Medium sized nut with a very thin shell. Cracks
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PERSIAN WALNUT (Juglans regia)

The majority of our selections are progeny of northeastern European stock; so called "Carpathian" origin.  This is the same species as the English Walnuts and produces the same sweet kernel in a tree that is much hardier than the English varieties. Most Persians are early flowering, similar to peaches in timing and generally produce well where spring temperatures do not fluctuate widely. Trees reach 40-50' high, with an oval canopy and light colored bark. Husks split and walnuts fall to the ground when ripe. Grafted trees bear in 3-5 years, and should be planted on
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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).
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CHESTNUT (Castanea mollissima and hybrid)

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 35'-40' high
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NORTHERN PECAN (Carya illinoensis)

SOLD OUT 2016 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
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