The heartnut is a unique walnut that is in the shape of a heart. It is also known as a Japanese Walnut. When the nut is rapped on the edge is opens like a locket making it easy to get to the sweet heart shaped kernel. The nuts are sweet and very healthy providing high protein. Foliage is very beautiful providing great shade in the hot summer months. Tree reaches 20-30′ tall and 20-25′ wide. For proper pollination plant two trees. Zones 5-8. Takes 3 – 5 years to produce. Nuts ripen in September.