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Carya ovata: Shagbark Hickory Seeds

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From Wikipedia: Carya ovata, the shagbark hickory, is a common hickory in the Eastern United States and southeast Canada. It is a large, deciduous tree, growing well over 100 ft (30 m) tall, and will live over 350[1] years. The tallest measured shagbark, located in Savage Gulf, Tennessee, is over 150 ft (46 m) tall. Mature shagbarks are easy to recognize because, as their name implies, they have shaggy bark. This characteristic is, however, only found on mature trees; young specimens have smooth bark.

The shagbark hickory's nut is edible and has a very sweet taste.

How to start these seeds

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand for 24 hours. Repeat for 4 days.
Stratification: Cold stratify for 120 days 
Germination: sow seed 1-2" deep, keep moist, mulch the seed bed. Can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination.

Seed Count Per Packet:
This packet contains 8 hand-sorted, high-quality seeds.

If refrigerated upon receipt, these seeds can be stored for up to a year before you decide to use them.

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