Hi, I’m Ryan and I am selling you the best tasting nut there is: the hickory nut.

Man, do I love hickory nuts! There is no other nut that compares.

  • Eat them raw
  • You can bake with them
  • Make a delicious milk
  • make syrup
  • use the shells to smoke meat
drawing of hickory nut
I even draw hickory nuts in my spare time!

I like to make a big pile of them and dump it into my mouth!

These hickory nuts were harvested in the autumn of 2021 from the 500+ hickory trees that I have mapped.

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.

I do not sell shelled hickory nuts!

I wish I did! See below for more info.

Shagbark Hickory Nuts

Shagbarks are on sale until 12/31/21.

It’s an average of 20% off. The percentage varies depending on whole, cracked, and weight.

Rare Varieties

I only have 2 or 3 pounds of each. Get them while you can!

I’m excited to say that not only do I have Shagbarks, but I have harvested a few precious pounds of some very rare varieties. I have harvested a few of every edible variety in fact. I have few pounds of Sweet Pignut, and fewer of Mockernut and even fewer of Shellbarks.

This year I intend to list them in my shop, by the tree from which I harvested them. In other words, you’ll be able to see some pics of the actual tree that the nut came from. Because of the extreme rarity and preciousness (one of the two Mockernut trees that I know about is in my driveway), I’m pricing them accordingly.

I do not sell shelled hickory nuts!

Unfortunately, I don’t sell shelled hickory nuts at this time. I really wish I did! As you probably know, it is work to shell hickory nuts. There’s just no way around it. I deal with hundreds of pounds of hickory nuts every season. It just isn’t cost-effective for me to shell the nuts. I think the tedious shelling process is one of the main reasons we haven’t seen them in the grocery store. Well, I’ve eaten a whole lot of hickory nuts, and I’m learning the most efficient ways to process them. Right now, for shagbarks, it’s the Texan York Nut Sheller.

One of my main goals with this business is to figure out a way to mechanize the hickory nut shelling process. I’ll channel my inner Buckminster Fuller and try to invent something. I’ll report back to you soon. If you see hickory nuts in the grocery store, then just know that I did it!

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Call me at 610-910-9764 with questions (but it’s busy season.

You might have better luck emailing me).

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How Do You Get That Goodness In You?

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

Ben loves hickory nuts!

Why do hickory nuts demand a premium price?

bowl full of cracked hickory nuts
  • They taste amazing., sort of like a maple flavored Pecan (hickory nuts and pecans are in the same genera)
  • The nuts are high in magnesium and iron
  • Shellbarks prefer being near water
  • 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 chipmunks, who are racing the squirrels!