University of Florida

Carya cordiformis

Common name(s): Bitternut Hickory, Bitternut, Swamp Hickory, Pignut

Plant type: deciduous large tree
Primary method of propagation: seed

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: stratify 40 degrees F in sand 3 months.
Preferred temperature for germination: 70-85 degrees F
Time required for germination: 3-4 weeks
Comment: Mulch and protect from rodents for Fall sowings.