Answer: Hickory's are Carya, and your shagbark hickory is Carya ovata, or Bigleaf Hickory. The smallest nuts come from C. myristicaeformis, or nutmeg hickory. Pointed nuts come from either C. tomentosa (mockernut hickory), or C. cordiformis, the bitternut hickory. The wedge-shaped nuts are either C. laciniosa (shellbark hickory), or C. ovata, the shagbark hickory. All hickory trees can reach 50'-100' feet at maturity, and won't produce until they're at least 20 years of age.
Your seeds will need 60 days of cold treatment prior to germination. Put them in the refrigerator, or leave them outdoors for that period of time before trying to sprout them. After the pre-chill treatment plant your seed in moistened seed starting mix and keep them at 70F-85F. Germination can take from 30-150 days.
Good luck with your new trees!
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