Tree seed - Bitternut Hickory

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(Carya cordiformis)

Bitternut hickory is a cold-hardy hickory native to Ontario and Quebec. It is a large tree, growing up to 35m with a trunk up to 1m in good climates. Unlike the shagbark hickory, bitternut hickory has unpalatable taste as the name implies. It prefers moist sites such as valleys, riverbanks and swamplands but can also grow in nutrient poor soils and drier sites. Seeds are hand picked in Dundas, Ontario in October 2021.

Germination: Soak in water for 24 hours. Cold stratify for 90 days and then plant in moist sandy soil for best results. 

Packet contains at least 10 seeds. 

Seeds hand collected in Dundas Ontario, October 2021