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, keep moist, mulch the seed bed, can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination|sow 1-2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Introducing the Carya glabra Pignut Hickory - a common but not abundant species of hickory found in the oak-hickory forest association in the Eastern United States and Canada. This tree produces a pear-shaped nut that ripens in September and October and is an important part of the diet of many wild animals. The wood of the Pignut Hickory is used for a variety of products, such as fuel for home heating, tool handles, and agricultural implements. It is a deciduous tree that grows well in dry soil and its compound leaves turn a beautiful golden yellow color in the fall. The Carya glabra Pignut Hickory's range covers nearly all of the eastern United States and southern Ontario, Canada, and it grows best in the lower Ohio River Basin, where it prevails over other hickory species. This tree can live up to 250 years and is capable of growing to a height of 100 feet. Its unique broad, thick, column-shaped form creates dense shade, making it an excellent addition to a yard or landscape. The nuts of these trees are relished by countless wildlife species, including many rodents and birds, raccoons, and wild turkeys. Order your Carya glabra Pignut Hickory today and start enjoying its numerous benefits!