2019 Hickory Nuts Are Dropping!

Good news hickory nut lovers. I’ve been busy harvesting 2019’s hickory nuts. I’ve got a pretty good sized cache already! I have a few days left of harvest. Then I will let the nuts dry out for a bit. It will probably be a few more weeks before they’re ready. I’d say by the end of October (or early November) they’ll be ready to ship. I can’t wait to share them with you!

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Hickory Nuts in a BasketHi, 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.

This year I’m only selling only shagbark and sweet pignut hickory nuts; which are the most rare of the edible hickory nuts. These hickory nuts were harvested in the autumn of 2019 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.

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    1 pound – Cracked Shagbark Hickory Nuts 2019

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    1/2 pound – Cracked Shagbark Hickory Nuts 2019

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    1 pound – Whole Shagbark Hickory Nuts 2019

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    1 pound – Cracked Sweet Pignut Hickory Nuts 2019

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    5 pound – Whole Sweet Pignut Hickory Nuts 2019

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Delicious! Nutritious! Wild-Harvested! As natural as it gets! Hickory nuts!

Ben loves hickory nuts!

Red Hickory or Sweet Pignut Hickory Nuts for Sale

Sweet Pignuts Ready to Ship Soon

I’m very excited to announce that I am now offering Red Hickory Nuts (or Sweet Pignut Hickory nuts or Carya ovalis). In 2019 I discovered a single, prolific tree.

These are extremely rare. In 2018 I mapped over 300 hickory trees and this is the only one I’ve seen so far. I tried a few of these Red Hickory Nuts and they are delicious. Honestly, they reminded me of Shellbarks. They still have that hickory flavor, but they are sweeter and less “nutty” than Shagbarks. In fact they even taste like bananas like Shellbarks do. Speaking of Shellbarks, it’s not a very good year for them.

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

Because they are so rare I only got a few pounds this year. They are priced accordingly

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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
  • The nuts are high in magnesium and iron
  • They are particular about where they grow (limestone)
  • The trees take up 25 years before they fruit
  • The window of harvest is short (a few weeks)
  • 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!