Welcome to Z's Nutty Ridge Nursery
Why we exist and we're happy you are here!
Almost 30 years ago we realized a large percentage of land was abandoned by farmers throughout the Northeast. The fields were getting filled with invasive bushes, sumacs, maples, and ashes. Taking natures lead, the search was on to find what trees could be planted to make the fields productive again.
After much research, we planted many thousands of nut trees of all types to learn what would grow in our colder USDA zones, on our hillside soils, and ample rainfall. It turns out the best nut trees were native to our region, just hybridized for disease resistance and large tasty bumper crops of nuts. During the multiple decades there have been many lessons learned on how to best grow nut trees and hybridize the best selections, so you can have your own tasty nut trees, without the wait!
We didn’t start from scratch as our research lead us to selections from other growers throughout the US and Canada. This allowed us to build upon the hybridization efforts of previous growers that can be traced back as far as 1921’. The one hundred years of efforts has resulted in nut trees that will enable cultivation from your back yard to all the fallow fields throughout much of North America.
Growing nut trees is easy once you know how! Take full advantage of our research and experience that spans three decades. We have boiled our knowledge down to an easy-to-read handbook for hazelnuts and chestnuts.
"You know planting trees are good for the environment; but, nut trees are good for you too"