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Shellbark Hickory - Bigleaf Shagbark, Kingnut, Carya laciniosa TREE Seed - LARGEST Of The Hickory Nuts - Sweet Fruit With VERY Fine Flavor - Cold Hardy To ZONE 6

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Shellbark Hickory - Carya laciniosa

Shellbark Hickory, Shagbark Hickory, Bigleaf Shagbark Hickory, Kingnut, Big Shellbark, Bottom Shellbark, Thick Shellbark, Western Shellbark Carya laciniosa
 
 
* Shellbark hickory ( Carya laciniosa ) in the Juglandaceae or Walnut family is also called shagbark hickory , bigleaf shagbark hickory , kingnut , big , bottom , thick , or western shellbark , attesting to some of its characteristics. It is a slow-growing long-lived tree, hard to transplant because of its long taproot, and subject to insect damage. The nuts, largest of all hickory nuts, are sweet and edible. Wildlife and people harvest most of them; those remaining produce seedling trees readily. The wood is hard, heavy, strong, and very flexible, making it a favored wood for tool handles. A specimen tree has been reported in Missouri with 117 cm (46.2 in) in d.b.h. , 36.9 m (121 ft) tall, and a spread of 22.6 m (74 ft).
 
* Sweet fruit; straight trunk; likes deep, rich soil; doesn't mind wet conditions; gray bark splits into long plates, which dangle from the tree; native from New York south and west to Tennessee and Oklahoma. 
 
* The seed is eaten raw or cooked in pies, cakes etc. Sweet, with a very fine flavour, it has the largest seeds of the hickories, up to 5cm long. Probably the finest flavoured hickory. Seed - raw or cooked in pies, cakes etc. Sweet, with a very fine flavour, it has the largest seeds of the hickories, up to 5cm long. Probably the finest flavoured hickory. The shell is hard and thick and the cracking quality is poor compared to C. ovata. The seed ripens in late autumn and, when stored in its shell in a cool place, will keep for at least 6 months. Sap - a sweet flavour. Tapped in spring, it can be boiled down to a syrup or sugar and be used in similar ways to maple syrup.
 
Botanical Name:Carya laciniosa
Family:Juglandaceae
Genus:Carya
Species:laciniosa
Common Name:Shellbark Hickory, Shagbark Hickory, Bigleaf Shagbark Hickory, Kingnut, Big Shellbark, Bottom Shellbark, Thick Shellbark, Western Shellbark
Minimum Hardiness Zone: seed catalogs 6

 

 
Characteristics
Moist Soil
Timber
Wildlife Food
Edible Fruit/Nuts
Shade Tree
Exfoliating Bark
 
Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours, repeat process daily for 4 days.
Stratification: cold stratify for 120 days.
Germination: sow 1-2" deep, , mulch the seed bed, can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination, remove mulch upon germination.
 
 

 


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