Hickory Nuts

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Buying Tips

For maximum freshness, buy unshelled hickory nuts.


Edible hickory nuts come from the shellbark or shagbark varieties of hickory tree. In addition to the regular hickory nut, there is a hybrid variety called a hican, which is produced by crossing the pecan tree with the hickory tree.

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