Plant ID forum: What kind of nut is this?

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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
May 1, 2016 9:53 AM CST
Donated by squirrels. Zone 7, Long Island, NY.
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Name: Alyssa Blue
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AlyssaBlue
May 1, 2016 10:17 AM CST
Walnut. Where did you find it? I only ask because squirrels can cause major problems if they get inside the attic, etc.
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 1, 2016 10:34 AM CST
It might be a hickory nut.
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
May 1, 2016 11:45 AM CST
Alyssa - I found it in the garden in a spot where I wouldn't want a tree.

Greene - Could easily be. Thanks! We already have a hickory tree thanks to the squirrels.
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JRsbugs
May 1, 2016 11:57 AM CST
I've been checking out Hickory nuts, there's several species. None seem to match exactly but Pignut comes close.

The size looks too small to be a walnut. The shell usually has deeper grooves, a more raised joint and not with a pointed end.

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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
May 1, 2016 12:20 PM CST
Thanks for the information. I doubt I'll plant it but if I ever find more I can discard them as well.
Name: Alyssa Blue
Ohio (Zone 5b)
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AlyssaBlue
May 1, 2016 1:17 PM CST
Hey Arlene- crack it open and see what's inside!

Maybe the inside of the nut will solidify the answer...although Greene is probably right since you already have a hickory.
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sallysmom
May 1, 2016 2:06 PM CST
Hickory nut
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
May 1, 2016 3:10 PM CST
Maybe I'll crack it open tomorrow but I bet Greene was right, and Sallysmom!
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
May 1, 2016 3:56 PM CST
Shagbark hickory nuts are great eating but a lot of work.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 1, 2016 4:30 PM CST
Hilarious! No matter what greene says...it's usually Super Sleuth Janet JRsbugs who is always spot on!
She narrowed it down to which Hickory. Thumbs up
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