Nut trees for Delaware

Asked September 28, 2020, 1:46 PM EDT

Hi. I’m interested in planting a nut tree(s) on my property in Hockessin but I don’t want to plant a Black Walnut because of its negative impact on surrounding vegetation. What other types of productive nut trees can be grown in Delaware? Are we too far north for Pecans? Are their lesser known nut trees that are full size other than Black Walnuts that I might be overlooking? Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

New Castle County Delaware

3 Responses

Good Morning! This Delaware resource might be helpful to you- https://delawaretrees.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Recommended-Trees.pdf . And, the Urban and Community Delaware Forest Service also provides more information on pecan here https://delawaretrees.com/bigtrees/hardwoods/.

Thanks Carrie. I’ll check those links out. Stephen

Fantastic! After you've had a chance to review feel free to email me directly with any additional questions. cjmurphy@udel.edu