Also called Japanese Walnuts, Heartnuts have a thick shelled but easily cracking, usually heart shaped nut, sweet and mild. Trees are fast growing with huge compound leaves, beautiful and hardy. Zone 5-9. Technically they are self-fertile but they will set a larger crop if you plant 2 seedlings, 2 different grafted varieties or a seedling and a grafted tree. HEARTNUT TREES CAN NOT 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.