Shellbark Hickory, Shagbark Hickory, Bigleaf Shagbark Hickory, Kingnut, Big Shellbark, Bottom Shellbark, Thick Shellbark, Western Shellbark Carya laciniosa
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Shellbark Hickory, Shagbark Hickory, Bigleaf Shagbark Hickory, Kingnut, Big Shellbark, Bottom Shellbark, Thick Shellbark, Western Shellbark
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Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours, repeat process daily for 4 days.
cold stratify for 120 days.
sow 1-2" deep, , mulch the seed bed, can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination, remove mulch upon germination.
In a Nutshell:
* 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.
* 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. more...
* 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).
* The wood is hard, heavy, strong, and very flexible, making it a favored wood for tool handles. more...