Bitternut Hickory Carya cordiformis - Juglans cordiformis
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In Stock: 49.75 lb
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Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours, rinse and change the water, repeat process daily for 4 days.
cold stratify for 90 days.
sow 1-2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
can be fall sown without stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* It is a large deciduous tree , growing up to 35 meters tall (exceptionally to 47 m), with a trunk up to 1 m diameter. The leaves are 15-30 cm long, pinnate, with 7-11 leaflets, each leaflet lanceolate, 7-13 cm long, with the apical leaflets the largest but only slightly so. The flowers are small wind-pollinated catkins , produced in spring. The fruit is a very bitter nut , 2-3 cm long with a green four-valved cover which splits off at maturity in the fall, and a hard, bony shell. more...
* Light green, compound leaves; of slender cylindrical form; native to eastern U.S. from Quebec to Florida; of tall, upright habit. more...
* Prefers a deep moisture-retentive loam in a sunny sheltered position, requiring a good summer for best development. more...