Native Region: Eastern North America
Zone Range: 5-8
Preferred Climate: Full to semi sun; well draining loamy soil.
Harvest Date: Monday 03 December, 2012
Seed count: 5-7
In spring, masses of white fruiting and pollen catkins attract necar and pollen seekers, but its the nuts borne in bristling spined fist sized burrs that are the feature attraction for growing this tall majestic tree. Though the nuts are not as large as the ones you see at the grocers, the taste of these sweet morsel will have you wondering why you bothered with those at the store. Beautiful long lance shaped leaves. Spent prickly burrs placed around soft fruited trees is a great way to deter racoons. Casts lovely dappled shade, but doesn't impair the lawn or woodland plantings; perfect setting for growing wildflowers or naturalized woodscapes. Once dominated the Eastern North American forests, now it is rare. Time for a come back! Extremely long lived here in British Columbia.
Fast growing trees can bear up to 150 pounds of nuts each BUT you need two for nut production. Ideal for making protein rich low fat nut flour. We're establishing our plantation on seeds taken from a variety of populations to ensure good diverse genetics.
Fresh seed starting stratification. We can provide sprouted seed for an extremely short time in the Spring put please note the SEED COUNT WILL BE LESS. Please enquire. Early birds will enjoy a full seed count as noted on the seed/packet listed. Just continue on the the cold stratification until mid April then expose to Spring conditions for prompt germination. These guys almost pop out of the ground from nothing one day to 'ta-da' the second. Protect from vermin and wondering neighbours. Even they know a good thing.