An attractive and valuable nut tree, Heartnut features long, tropical-looking foliage and tasty, heart-shaped nuts. Some compare easy to crack and mild-flavored Heartnuts to Cashews. Heartnut trees grow slowly to 30 ft. in height and can begin bearing nuts when 4-5 years old. Our seedling Heartnuts can bear nuts of various shapes. These 1 year old seedlings are 18″-24″ in height and well-rooted.
Latin Name: Juglans ailantifolia cordiformis
Site and Soil: Walnuts like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Heartnut is partially self-fertile. Plant two Heartnuts or one Heartnut and one Buartnut for cross-pollination and heavier crops.
Hardiness:Heartnut is hardy to minus 30F.
Bearing Age: 4-5 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 25 – 30 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: Spring
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 100+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Heartnuts are not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 4
Sunset Western Zone: 1-9, 14-17
Sunset Northeast Zone: 32, 34-45