This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
This kind of hickory, Carya olivaeformis, is considered by a correspondent of Prairie Farmer to promise well as a timber tree. It grows faster than other hickories, but is rather slow we think in comparison with some other trees. For its nuts it is of little value north. They do not perfect in Philadelphia.