4- American Hazelnut
4- Chinese Chestnut
4- English Walnut
You really need enough of each of these trees to ensure pollination so we’re packaging enough that if you lose one or two, there’s still a great chance the survivors will be able to pollinate your other trees. This package is best grown in zones 5-8
American Hazelnut – Corylus americana
USDA 4-9 AKA American hazel, filbert. Grows 8′-12′ tall with a spread of 10′-15′ wide. Thicket forming shrub/tree that produces delicious nuts with a great oil content. When considering self sufficiency needs on a farm or homestead, you really need to think about sourcing fats. It’s one of the harder things to produce on your land and nuts are one of the easiest ways to meet that need. No matter if you are looking for something to eat for yourself, or if you are interested in growing some great food for wildlife, everybody loves american hazel. Plant for attracting deer to a hunting area, or for feeding to pigs or other livestock, everybody loves the oily nuts of a hazel.
Bare root seedling 1′-2′.
Chinese Chestnut – Castanea mollissima
USDA 4-8 The Chinese chestnut, it produces a sweet and large nut that makes for great snacking on a cold winter day. A large tree that can reach heights of 40′-60′ tall and wide. Normally it is much smaller at around a 20′-25′ height and width. Slow to medium growth like all nuts tend to be but produces for decades on end. This is a highly blight resistant tree that should be planted in pairs or groups to ensure pollination. Nuts usually begin dropping around 5-6 years. Again, if you are looking for a food source that will reliably produce calories on your land with little to no maintenance and effort, nut trees are where it’s at! You will have to contend with all kinds of wildlife for these tasty nuts because everyone wants them. Bare root seedling 1′-2′.
English Walnut – Juglans regia
USDA 5-9 English walnut reaches towering heights of 70′-100′ tall! You don’t want to hang out underneath one of these trees in the fall unless you have head protection. Likewise, be careful about your planting location, you don’t want these falling 50′ down to land on top of a car or roof. Bare root seedling 1′-2′.