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I’ve two acres in Southern IL (zone 6)where I’d like to plant some nut trees.  I’d like the start them from seed in containers for the first 1-3 years while I prepare and study the location.   I want to grow a large variety although Pistachios are my favorite if there are any trees hardy enough to survive the winters here which get more mild by the year.  

Anyone have or can suggest where to buy reasonably priced seeds or saplings? Any suggested best references or guides for me to read and study on how to grow nut trees from seed?   Other suggestions?  Eager to start this journey. Thank you!
 
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state dept of forestry seedling program, I know both Virginia and West Virginia will ship out of state
 
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Howdy Damian, it’s always nice to see another Southern Illinoisian here on Permies!

I don’t know of a source of pistachio seeds but if you poke around here, you can probably find some leads.

There are a few of us Little Egyptians on this site and I always love finding another one of us here.  I wanted to extend a friendly welcome to you.

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i think ? pistacio like warm zones??

this is a good source for bulk nut seeds, i am unsure if they have pistachio. you can get "sample" sizes of a seed for less..

--> https://www.treeshrubseeds.com/catalog

walnuts --> https://www.treeshrubseeds.com/searchresults?k=juglans&match_type=0

pecans --> https://www.treeshrubseeds.com/searchresults?k=carya&match_type=0

hazelnut ---> https://www.treeshrubseeds.com/searchresults?k=Corylus&match_type=0

this is not the common pistacio -->
Pistacia  chinensis c.s. from here --> https://www.treeshrubseeds.com/genussearch?g=p&ID=-1
 
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I'm a member of the Indiana Nut and Fruit Growers Association (https://www.infga.org/) I'm not a nut grower myself, but the group certainly has a lot of people who are nuts about nuts.

They don't ship out of state, but I know the Indiana State Nursery sells pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, shagbark hickories, and butternuts. (https://www.in.gov/dnr/forestry/3620.htm)
 
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