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Heartnut question

 
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Anyone have experience growing heartnut?
I had a bunch that I stratified sprout and I direct seeded them.
I'm curious whether deer will browse them. They do not browse black walnut seedlings in my area.
Any other info on growing them would be great too.
Thanks!
 
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I've not had much trouble with deer browse. They will nip at the buds until they realize they aren't a prefered browse so damage can occur.
I've had a lot of trouble with buck rubs. They seem to prefer heartnut trees over other trees I have for rubbing. They have torn up ever some larger trees I have.
I'm not sure that in a zone 4 you'll have much luck with them producing nuts.
If they do produce nuts they may not be similar in taste/shape or crackabily as the nut they came from.
They don't send down a deep tap root but the roots spread out in a star shape fairly close to the surface.

Good luck with your plantings
 
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Thanks! That's what I was hoping to hear, they browse the black walnut similarly here, maybe a nip off the young growth then they leave it alone.
I am going through a reforestation project on my land, the nuts are secondary at this point, I just want good diversity and potential for useful trees.
 
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