Every tree bearing that variety name is a clone of the original tree that exhibited the desired characteristics. Each seed would be a unique and new arrangement of the hickory genetics that may or may not result in the same characteristic you liked in the parent trees. Because it wasn't a clone, each tree grown from seed would actually be a brand new variety.
If what you want is the particular varieties, rooting scion wood would probably be your least expensive option.
John Walsh wrote:I'm looking for Shagbark seed from trees like Porter, Grainger, Raudabaugh, Wilmouth. Also Shellbarks like Kreider, Keystone, or the hybrid Mitch Russell. There are a few places where scion wood is available for these guys but I'm having trouble sourcing seed.
I am looking for some scion wood of well-tried Hickory Cultivars, for a private garden project, to complete my huge collection of hardy nut bearing species (all diffent kind of nuts, pine nuts, chestnuts and others):
I am especially looking for:
Shagbark --> "Porter"
Shellbark --> "Kreider" & "Keystone"
Is there anyone, who can provide some twigs during the dormant phase, so that I can arrange the grafting after receiving the plant material?
But the shipping of the scion wood must go to Germany (shipping can be directly to me or over a friendly nursery in Wisconsin).
Maybe, there is someone abroad, who knows any contact where I can get the desired plant material...