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What Varieties of Nut Trees

Posted by jplayland MN Z4 (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 10, 12 at 19:23

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?

Priorities:
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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RE: What Varieties of Nut Trees

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.


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RE: What Varieties of Nut Trees

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.


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