Introducing the One-and-Only Hickory Nut!

Hickory Nuts in a Basket

Hi, I’m Ryan and I am selling you the best tasting nut there is: the hickory nut.

Chef Odessa Piper said “They are the nobility of nuts, what the black truffle is to mushrooms.” I sure do agree with you Odessa. Hickory nuts are in a class unto themselves. I love hickory nuts so much that I want everyone to try them.

I just eat them totally raw. I crack them and pick at them until I have a huge pile. Then I just dump the pile into my mouth. Better than any nut in the grocery store!

If you can lightly roast them for fifteen minutes they taste even better yet! Eat them raw. Sprinkle them on your cup cakes. You can make a delicious milk from them. Use that to make a sweet hickory syrup. Oh man.

I sell only shagbark  and shellbark hickory nuts; which are the most prized of all hickory nuts. These hickory nuts were harvested in 2018 and 2017 (2017 are on sale!) from happy and wild trees in Adams County, Pennsylvania. I lovingly separate out the Grade A nuts. You can read more about the process here.    or watch my YouTube channel where I’m chronicling my experience harvesting, processing, and selling hickory nuts.

You can purchase by simply adding the nuts below (or in the shop) to your cart and checking out. You can pay with credit card, PayPal, Check, Money Order, or you can send me cash. 🙂

Call me at 610-910-9764 with questions or to place an order.

2018 Hickory Nuts Have Dropped!

Good news hickory nut lovers. I’ve been patrolling the woods looking for hickory nuts.  I’m happy to say it was a good year overall. I discovered a lot of new trees. All told I harvested a total of 51 lb of shagbark nuts and 8 lb of shellbark nuts. If you’ve never had a hickory nut I recommend you start with shagbarks. They are easier to crack and they taste amazing!

They are already selling fast, so get some before they are sold out for the year.

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    1 pound – Cracked Shagbark Hickory Nuts 2018

    $23.00
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    1 pound – Whole Shagbark Hickory Nuts 2018

    $19.00
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  • 5 pound – Whole Shagbark Hickory Nuts 2018

    $90.00
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Delicious! Nutritious! Wild-Harvested! As organic as it gets! Hickory nuts!

Ben loves hickory nuts!

2017 Hickory Nuts on Sale

I still have a ten pounds or so of 2017 shagbark hickory nuts. Hickory nuts last for years if properly stored. Of course, I stored them properly! As of late September 2018, I’ve been eating 2017 and they are still delicious! Order them with confidence. If they don’t taste incredible I’ll refund you.

I have put all of 2017’s inventory on sale in order to make way for 2018’s precious crop.

Shellbark (Kingnut) Hickory Nuts for Sale

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I’m very excited to announce that I am now offering Shellbark Hickory nuts. In 2018 I discovered a very happy grove of them.

You want to talk about niche! Shellbarks are delicious and rare. They still have that hickory flavor, but they are sweeter and less “nutty” than shagbarks. In fact they sort-of taste like bananas (I wonder if it’s all the potassium?).

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In general the Shellbark hickory nuts are larger and have more nut meat.

They can be tough to crack though, so I recommend that you purchase these cracked from me (unless you have a black walnut cracker)

Shellbark trees are even more particular about where they grow than shagbarks. They really like to grow in the wet bottomlands. Because they are so rare I only got a total of 8 pounds this year. They are priced accordingly

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    5 pound – Whole Shellbark Hickory Nuts 2018

    $140.00
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    1 pound – Whole Shellbark Hickory Nuts 2018

    $30.00
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    1/2 pound – Whole Shellbark Hickory Nuts 2018

    $16.00
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  • cracked shellbark hickory nuts in container

    5 pound – Cracked Shellbark Hickory Nuts 2018

    $165.00
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  • cracked shellbark hickory nuts in container

    1 pound – Cracked Shellbark Hickory Nuts 2018

    $35.00
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  • cracked shellbark hickory nuts in container

    1/2 pound – Cracked Shellbark Hickory Nuts 2018

    $18.00
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Why do hickory nuts demand a premium price?

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  • They taste amazing. Like a cross between an English Walnut and Pecan
  • High in magnesium and iron
  • They are particular about where they grow (limestone)
  • They take up 25 years to fruit
  • The window of harvest is short
  • They are not commercially available
  • Harvest is manual and time consuming
  • Processing is manual and even more time consuming
  • You have to beat the squirrels!

Free 1/2 lb. Hickory Nuts to Bakers

If you are a baker I will send you one 1/2 pound of shelled hickory nuts for free. All you have to do is feature us in your blog post, website, or physical signage. Just contact us for your free hickory nuts!