This valuable nut has been thus far mainly grown from the nuts. But it has been found that the nuts from a given tree bearing nuts that will bring forty cents per pound will not reproduce the variety. The experience in budding and grafting has as
vet been limited and the results have not been favorable as a rule. But some nurserymen have had equal success in grafting the pecan and shellbark hickories by using thrifty young stocks standing in nursery row. The stocks are cut two inches below the earth surface and a scion is inserted by side-grafting (86. Crown-grafting Pear, Plum, and Cherry), winding with waxed cotton cloth for holding the parts together, and mounding to the top bud of the scion. The pecan and shellbarks can also be safely grafted in early June, or earlier South, by slipping the scion under the bark (284. Walnut Propagation) and mounding to the top bud.