How to Store Hickory Nuts

Cracked Hickory Nuts

Cracked hickory nuts will last quite a long time without refrigeration. That is a few weeks to a month. If you want them then put them in a plastic bag (or vacuum seal if you can) and stick them in the freezer. The should last you for many years.


Whole hickory nuts will last you several years if they are stored in a cool, dry place. They will last you even more years if you stick them in the freezer. Even better yet, store them in a vacuum seal in the freezer. I store my inventory in five gallon buckets in my basement with screw on lids and they last many years.

Please remember that these are a natural product straight from the tree. Some irregularities may occur. These may include a few rotten nuts or nuts that were eaten by worms.