What Varieties of Nut Trees

jplaylandJune 10, 2012

I'm looking to plant a few nut trees. I'm looking mostly for squirrel and deer food, but I would also like some for myself.

Thinks I'm considering so far:

Hybrid Hazelnuts

Butternut and Butternut hybrids

Black Walnut

Can anyone help with specific hybrids/cultivars or any other suggestions?


1. Production - For the animals

2. Human Consumption (taste/texture/size)

3. Looks

4. Neighbor plant friendly (Black Walnuts don't do well here) and non-invasive

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nick_b79(4/5 Southeast MN)

Hybrid chestnuts are hard to beat for wildlife plantings. I know of two nurseries, Badgersett and True Nature, that are both in MN and sell hybrid chestnuts.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 12:33AM
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leftwood(z4a MN)

I wouldn't plant butternuts, since they are susceptible to that canker disease that has already decimated most of our midwest wild butternuts.

Hybrids might do well, though.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2012 at 12:26AM
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