Trees That Produce Nuts

Trees That Produce Nuts


Many people enjoy the taste of the nuts and want to plant some trees that produce nuts in their own gardens. If you are one of them, you should get familiar with some tree species which can grow nuts and their habitat. Although most nut trees are growing in wild, there are still some common trees you can cultivate in your backyard like the walnut, hickory, pecan and beech trees. All nuts trees will produce nuts in autumn growing after the flowers.


The walnut tree will bear special nuts developed from the flowers in autumn. Most walnut trees can grow up to 75 feet in height and it has a very complex leaf shape which is composed by many small leaves. The walnuts are hidden in the round husks which change its colour from green into black in autumn. When the nuts ripen, they will fall off the tree to the ground.

The pecan tree is one of the tallest nut trees in the world. Most of them can grow a height more than 100 feet. They have compound leaves which comprises several sub leaves. Each leaf is about 15 inches long can contain a bunch of small leaflets. The pecan nuts have a brown colour when mature, and some of them also split open when they are fully ripened.

The hickory nut tree can be clearly recognized by its bark which is composed by two layers. There are some strips and cleavages appearing on the two layers, making them look like they are sparsely glued into the stems. Hickory nut trees can grow up to 100 feet in height with a robust root system. The round nuts have some cleavages on the surface and look like a small pumpkin.

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