Well I'm excited about this then. Two years ago I ordered seed from Burnt Ridge Nursery (they still have some--I just checked last week) and they are about 2 feet tall in pots in my hoop house right now and budding out. They will be going into the ground with their other nutty friends in a month or so. Burnt Ridge also carries English Walnut, Pecan, Hickory, Mixed Chestnut and Butternut seed. At one time they also had Hican. After purchasing bare root trees of them from various sources over the years and having them die off (they were kind of spendy) I decided to give it a go and bought a pound of each. Also bought a bag of almonds in the shell around Christmas, put them in the fridge to vernalize and planted them along with the other nuts (which were already vernalized) in April. I put each seed in a 4 inch pot. My deck was filled with trays. Each day I'd water them, pull the seeds forward that had sprouted and when they were up about 4 inches I potted them up into gallon pots. If they made it through that first season, I potted them up into 3-gallon pots. The Butternut is actually the second tallest plant -the almonds are extremely healthy--I planted about 20 of them last fall and they are about 3 feet tall now. But I didn't know that the heartnut would produce so early. Nice! Thanks for all of the input everyone. I also have Pistachio that I ordered from Sheffeld's. I'm not doing as well with them but I do have 7 seedlings so far. That one's a reach.