North Dakota Fruit Trees, Berry Plants and Nut Trees
The black walnut tree, Juglans nigra, a native American nut tree that produces crunchy, delicious walnut kernels that ripen to taste perfection in the Fall. The butternut, Juglans ovata, is also a native American nut tree, and it is often called the 'White Walnut'. The shagbark hickory tree ( Carya cinerea) is a native nut tree to American forests, and the nuts are tasty and the hickory wood chips are often used in cooking smoked meats and poultry.
Grapes can be grown on North Dakota grape vines that are cold hardy. The Concord grape and the Niagara grapevines grow and produce good tasty wine, however, the Fredonia black grape that produces so well in New York State is tender in North Dakota vineyards and the grapevines can be stressed by the frigid temperatures some years.