hicans, selected hickories, black walnuts
Looking at Nolin Nursery's website, I wanted to ask what you all thought of hicans, selected black walnuts, and selected hickories. I have pecans planted, and I have plenty of wild black walnuts and various wild hickories. I could enjoy the wild black walnuts and hickories, but they're mostly not worth the effort to shell them. Would you recommend the selected varieties (and any particular ones) of hickories or black walnuts? Are they significantly easier to shell? What about hicans? Can I get some of the size and relative ease of shelling from the pecan half and a different taste -- not that I don't really like the taste of pecans, but a wider variety of tastes would be nice -- (and maybe less disease and pest susceptible?) from the hickory? Will pecans pollinate hicans?