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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    August 25, 2017
  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    October 10, 2017
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    The key is a nut that was dried properly!
    Only harvest fallen butternuts if you shook them from the tree yourself. Tree nuts allowed to sit on the ground for even a short amount of time may have already begun to rot. Remove the nuts from the hulls, rinse, then place in a cool, dark, dry area with good air circulation to cure. After a couple weeks, crack a nut and if the shell cracks easily then it has dried properly.

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    BushDoctor on
    August 25, 2018
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    We do not usually recommend places to purchase anything. I would recommend checking local nurseries, or even online nurseries. Many will ship to just about anywhere.

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  • Answered by
    BushDoctor on
    July 15, 2020
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    They may not be viable at this point, and are very susceptible to disease. You may still choose to take on this task. This will require some preparation, beforehand.

    Here are some articles that will help:

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/nut-trees/buarnut/buartnut-tree-information.htm

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/nut-trees/walnut/growing-butternut-trees.htm

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/nut-trees/walnut/butternut-harvesting.htm

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  • Answered by
    BushDoctor on
    July 20, 2020
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    Yes, but be aware that with such age of the nuts, they will likely not germinate. You can test by putting them in a tub of water. Any that float will not be viable. If there are any that sink, then you may have a chance with those.

    Stratification will be for, at least, 90 days. This can be done in refrigerator.

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  • Answered by
    BushDoctor on
    August 3, 2021
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    I would isolate this tree far from others. The roots will produce juglone, which many plants are sensitive to. If you cannot isolate, then you may choose to grow this in a very large container.

    Here is an article that will help you with their care:

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/nut-trees/walnut/growing-butternut-trees.htm

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