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#2953791 - 09/23/12 10:56 AM Mammoth Hickory harvest
trealtree
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Catman, Check these out.

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#2955517 - 09/24/12 02:25 PM Re: Mammoth Hickory harvest [Re: trealtree]
catman529
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Rub it in, yeah.... \:D

Looks awesome. I have pretty much wiped out our shagbark in the front yard with close to 200 nuts that the squirrels didn't enjoy.

One thing I noticed about the shellbark (mammoth) hickory nuts - some places they sell for $5 or more, I think for seed purposes. But then I found a site that sold them for $5 per pound, which I guess was for food use rather than growing them. Are you gonna sell these and if so, how/who will you market them to? Me personally, I will take a hammer to every one I find and they will end up in pies and other recipes... I can make money other ways, I only get 1 crop of hickory nuts a year...
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#2955855 - 09/24/12 07:00 PM Re: Mammoth Hickory harvest [Re: catman529]
trealtree
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
Rub it in, yeah.... \:D

Looks awesome. I have pretty much wiped out our shagbark in the front yard with close to 200 nuts that the squirrels didn't enjoy.

One thing I noticed about the shellbark (mammoth) hickory nuts - some places they sell for $5 or more, I think for seed purposes. But then I found a site that sold them for $5 per pound, which I guess was for food use rather than growing them. Are you gonna sell these and if so, how/who will you market them to? Me personally, I will take a hammer to every one I find and they will end up in pies and other recipes... I can make money other ways, I only get 1 crop of hickory nuts a year...


The plan is to market them on ebay/craigslist and make a video of me float checking them etc. So that people will know they are good. I may try to sprout several of them and sell the saplings also.
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#2955912 - 09/24/12 07:42 PM Re: Mammoth Hickory harvest [Re: trealtree]
timberjack86
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Haha We have been cutting hickory today.Some of the trees are still loaded with them.If I had the time I would pick a truckload or two.
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#2956978 - 09/25/12 01:55 PM Re: Mammoth Hickory harvest [Re: trealtree]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: trealtree
 Originally Posted By: catman529
Rub it in, yeah.... \:D

Looks awesome. I have pretty much wiped out our shagbark in the front yard with close to 200 nuts that the squirrels didn't enjoy.

One thing I noticed about the shellbark (mammoth) hickory nuts - some places they sell for $5 or more, I think for seed purposes. But then I found a site that sold them for $5 per pound, which I guess was for food use rather than growing them. Are you gonna sell these and if so, how/who will you market them to? Me personally, I will take a hammer to every one I find and they will end up in pies and other recipes... I can make money other ways, I only get 1 crop of hickory nuts a year...


The plan is to market them on ebay/craigslist and make a video of me float checking them etc. So that people will know they are good. I may try to sprout several of them and sell the saplings also.
good idea. I think they need to be stratified before germination. I guess you can just put them in a box with a lid outside for the winter.
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