Yellowbud Hickory


Yellowbud Hickory is a beautiful native tree that produces oily rich nuts.

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Yellowbud Hickory is an amazing tree full of possibility. It’s often overlooked because it’s nuts are bitter. However, they’re packed full of oil. The bitterness isn’t oil soluble and huge amounts of perennial oil can be pressed from them with a delicious flavour free from bitterness. Acclaimed forager Sam Thayer has developed a market around this Hickory nut oil in Wisconsin and people adore it. We have our own native olive tree, as available and local as can be, growing freely around us. May this be a lesson to always delve deeper into the status quo of nature….There are often much greater gifts to be noticed.

Growing Tips

Yellowbud Hickory’s are adaptable species, able to thrive in most soil types except for water logged. They prefer deep rich soils with adequate moisture. They are self fertile but will benefit from increased cross pollination from other Hickory trees.

Latin name Carya cordiformis
Hardiness Zone 4
Height 80 ft
Spread 30 ft
Sun Requirements Full sun-part shade
Average year to bear fruit 10-30
Harvest Time fall
Soil prefers moist soils but needs to be well drained
Flower Time May to June
Pollination Self-fertile but they produce more with multiple trees

Additional information

Weight 0.9 kg
Dimensions 60 × 10 × 10 cm