Nut trees for zone 4/5?

joannaqcw(NY 4/5)December 11, 2013

I'd like to grow my own nuts, but I'm on the edge between zones 4 and 5 and I'm seeing conflicting reports about what nut trees will thrive in this zone. I'd welcome any advice/reports of your experiences.

I've had some success with shrubby hybrid hazelnuts (lots of nuts, but very small). I'm not fond of black walnuts, though I'd be glad to have other types of walnuts if they'd grow here. I've read that butternuts are winter hardy to zone 3 but prone to losing flowers in late frosts and also susceptible to fungal and viral diseases--do you know if butternut disease is common/present in this part of the country?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
booberry85(5)

You may want to try St.Lawrence Nurseries in Potsdam, NY. They sell nut trees accustomed to upstate NY. Their website is not the snazziest, but I've read nothing but good things about their trees & service. You can request a catalog by emailing them. Their catalog is more user friendly than the website.

Here is a link that might be useful: St. Lawrence Nursery

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 9:51AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Need INVASIVE plant advice. Help!
I have an area at the back of my yard that has troubled...
tastefullyjulie
ID this Critter?
These are showing up on my Joe Pye Weed in the early...
wantoretire_did
Does anyone have Dracunculus vulgaris? (Dragon Lily)?
I'm wondering if it's going to have survived this intensely...
ridgetop01
growing thick stocky stems on tomatoes
how do the commercial growers get their tomatoes to...
jerome69
Are there apples forming on your trees?
Hello, Last year I had hundreds of apples on my Granny...
lori_ny
Sponsored Products
Designers Fountain 84404 Bellemeade 4 Light Bath Bar in Artisan Finish Multicolo
$293.50 | Hayneedle
Beautyrest 4-inch Flat Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper
Overstock.com
Centro Dining Table
| Italy Design
MR16 Roundback 3 Light Track Kit by SATCO Lighting
$83.85 | Lumens
Athens Gray 4x12 Honed Marble Tile
$12.50 | TileBar
Simplicity 3 Piece Dining Set in White Silver
$547.00 | LexMod
Lakelynn Garden Trellis
Grandin Road
Artek | A910 Wall Sconce
$560.00 | YLighting
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™