Shagbark Hickory Seeds
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(Carya ovata) Deciduous. Zones 4-8.
Hickory nut is arguably the finest Native North American nut! Its sweet, smoky flavour is like a cross between a walnut a pecan, and it is a superior substitute in baking and salads. Toasting especially intensifies its rich flavour!
Shagbark Hickory is a majestic giant that can live for up to 200 years! Plant it now and future generations will enjoy sitting in its shade and foraging for nuts.
As the Shagbark matures, its smooth gray bark becomes beautifully textured and shaggy - a striking presence year-round. The greenish yellow Spring flowers of the Shagbark Hickory give way to sweet, edible oval-rounded nuts, encased in a thick green husk that splits when ripe.
Of course these delectable nuts are also favoured by squirrels, raccoons, and other wildlife.
Cross-pollination generally produces a more abundant crop of better quality nuts so its best to plant two trees.
Hickory wood is widely used to cure and smoke meats. It is extremely strong and makes heirloom quality tool handles, ladders, and furniture.
**70-90% germination** For scarification, soak seed in water for four days, changing the water every 24 hours. Shagbark Hickory seed requires 90 to 120 days of natural cold stratification.
Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Nova Scotia, Canada.