The Asian Heartnut
has been introduced into this country for commercial purposes and morphed into an invasive species, occasionally crossing with native butternut and less frequently with black walnut.
They're volunteers from the community, Vincent Massey Public School and MD Physicians Services, and they've come out on this brisk, sunny, late-fall afternoon to plant 21 Asian pear, heartnut
and serviceberry trees.
They consist of two black walnuts, a shagbark and a shellbark hickory, two pecans, a hican (hybrid between hickory and pecan), a heartnut
and a Carpathian walnut.
Fruit/Nut Trees: Figs, Quinces, Apricots, Asian Persimmons, Jujube, Siberian Seaberry, Heartnut
Trees are shown to be most profitable in the tobacco belt only if grown on an intercropping basis (with corn, beans, and winter wheat), and only if selected for their ability to produce saleable by-products during the maturation process, for example, black walnuts (Gordon and Williams) or heartnut
(Ball et al.
This year and next I will plant hickory and black walnut, as well as pecan, heartnut
, chestnut and Korean stone pine (a source of edible pine nuts).
These ideal farms have their level and gentle sloping land protected by terraces, their other parts are planted with crop trees -- mulberries persimmons honey locust, grafted black walnut, grafted heartnut
, hickory, oak and similar harvest yielding species (with livestock grazing under them).
I have eight filberts and two heartnuts
ready for setting out as soon as possible in the spring.