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Tree crops in zone 4

Posted by David_Vermont z4 Vermont (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 24, 03 at 16:56

Anybody here growing nut trees in zone 4? I have the following:

Turkish Tree Hazel
Buartnut
Black Walnut
Bur Oak (selections for low tanin levels)
American Chestnuts

I thinking of planting some grafted Shellbark and Shagbark Hickory cultivars.


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RE: Tree crops in zone 4

What about butternuts?


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Butternuts are being killed off locally by a disease. My buartnut is a butternut-heartnut cross that is resistant.


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Here on pei I have been experimenting for 5 years with many different nut trees including all the ones mentioned by you the ones that are borderline here would be carpathian walnut,mullberry[red],northern pecan and hardy almond. Ihave had limited sucsess with these fellows,asthey seem to get tip-burn ,however I believe this can be adjusted by giving them lower N compost and changing their micro site to a higher slope


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RE: Tree crops in zone 4

Here on pei I have been experimenting for 5 years with many different nut trees including all the ones mentioned by you the ones that are borderline here would be carpathian walnut,mullberry[red],northern pecan and hardy almond. Ihave had limited sucsess with these fellows,asthey seem to get tip-burn ,however I believe this can be adjusted by giving them lower N compost and changing their micro site to a higher slope


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