This is a seedling from the Fodermaier variety that comes from an older heartnut selection from Dover Plains NY. It is rated high for cracking quality and production. It produces a large nut of with good quality averaging 120 to the kilo. Nuts drop out in halves. It ripens mid October and being a later nut, it is recommended for long frost free season areas like the Niagara area.
Many heartnut seedlings revert back to Juglans ailantifolia and not Juglans ailantifolia var. cordiformis. That is, their nuts will resemble the thick-shelled Japanese walnuts. Some heartnut seedlings have a 70% chance of being just Juglans ailantifolia trees. Also those seedlings produced from the best heartnut parents will produce up to 90% heartnut offspring. Therefore we cannot 100% guarantee a true heartnut is produced.