The hardest thing about growing nut trees is having the patience to wait for them to become old enough to begin producing nuts. If you are in the market for a nut tree or two, then take a look at these 5 types of nut trees and see what you think. As with most fruit bearing trees, most of the nut trees listed below requires two trees to be planted near one another so that pollination can occur.
5. Carpathian English Walnut
If you are looking for a fast growing walnut tree, then this might be one type you should look into. This tree is native to the Carpathian hills of Europe and can withstand winter temperatures as low as negative 20 degrees. This particular nut tree is a very rapid grower. It will produce its first crop of walnuts in around 5 to 7 years. The maximum height of this nut tree is around 60 feet tall and it grows well in zones 4 to 9. You’ll need at least two of these types of walnut trees to allow for good pollination.
4. Hardy Sweet Pecan
You’ll need two of these trees for adequate pollination and for an excellent crop of huge pecans. This type of nut tree grows well in zones 5 to 9 and it is also disease resistant. Insects don’t seem to want to bother this particular nut tree, so your fall crop of pecans should be very safe
The fuzzy covering on these tiny nuts protect the fruit as they fall to the ground. The sweetness of each kernel is well worth the wait for this magnificent tree to mature. This tree does well in zones 4 to 8 and can reach a height of 40 feet.
2. Majestic Black Walnut
This tree can reach a height of 75 feet, so be careful where you plant it! It grows well in zones 4 to 9 and requires another Black Walnut tree to pollinate. The large size of this tree enables it to produce plenty of walnuts for many decades.
1. Hall’s Hardy Almond
The purple blossoms on this almond tree make it an excellent choice for brightening up any landscape. This tree has the potential to reach a height of 25 feet and does well in zones 5 to 9. It is a self-fertilizing tree as well, so there‘s no need to purchase two trees for a great crop of almonds.
Out of this list of trees, would you be interested in planting any of them? Please feel free to comment on what your favorite type of nut tree is.
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