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Butternut Nuts

Packet of 6 nuts, BUTT_S $5.20 Out of stock

From Iowa, this species is well known for its rich buttery flavor. Vigorous in growth, butternut is an easy walnut to grow from seed and is easy to transplant at a young age. Trees begin bearing form 3-8 years from seed making it a naturally precocious nut tree. Our seeds were wild collected from Iowa and appear not to be a hybrid of any type. 

To Germinate the Seeds:   Seeds have been fully cleaned and floated. So all that is needed is a cold moist period of 90-120 days. The nuts will then crack and a root will emerge. Some techniques to improve germination include buffing down the suture on a grinding stone to speed up the splitting of the shell.  We suggest you add moist media to the nuts and let sit for a week before putting them in a refrigerator for 90-120 days at 34-38F. After 120 days put at room temperature. Seeds will sprout over the course of a month.  85 percent cut test on the seeds we offer in limited supply.

Plant Specs
Genus & Species Juglans cinerea
Seed Source Iowa
Hardiness -30F
Height (ft) 40-60
Width (ft) 40-60 Usually a wide spreading crown.
Climate Zone 3-8
Ease of Cultivation One of the cold hardiest of the walnuts and the most vigorous from seeds. Easy to grow in a variety of climates and soils. Has both shallow and tap roots.

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