This tree produces a delicious, buttery nut that truly lives up to its name. Don't let the rough shell fool you! They are native to the Midwest, eastern and southern US but will do well throughout most of the country. They are the hardiest member of the walnut family. Zone 3-9. NO BUTTERNUT TREES CAN BE SHIPPED TO MO, KS, IN, MI, IA, NE, MN
These seedlings are crosses between butternut and heartnut. Some of these 'Buartnuts' may combine the best qualities of both species. Most butternut trees, including named varieties, that have proven resistant to butternut canker have, through genetic testing, turned out to be buartnut hybrids that looked like butternuts.
Hardiest of the walnut family, late leafing, producing thick shelled nuts of rich distinctive flavor. Beautiful wood. Seedlings the historic G Bush Butternut Tree were brought from Missouri to Tumwater ,WA in a wagon by a free black man named George Bush in 1845. (See our article section for the full story!) Zone 3-9.
Looks and tastes like an unusually large butternut though it may be a natural hybrid with Heartnut which could explain its great vigor and resistance to butternut canker. Large flavorful nuts, good cracking quality. Kenworthy Butternut trees are vigorous and self-fruitful.