Some varieties of nut trees includes almond, chestnut, macadamia, hazelnut, pecan, hickory, pine nut, pistachio and walnut trees. Each variety thrives in specific climates and soil types, so prospective growers should consult gardening centers when deciding which type of nut trees to plant.
Chestnut trees are one of the easiest varieties of nut trees to grow. However, chestnut flowers produce an unpleasant odor that can be seen as a disadvantage by some growers.
Although extremely slow-growing, pecan trees can live for up to 130 years. They grow well in Texas, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois. The trees require extended warm temperatures to thrive.
Macadamia nut trees are native to Australia. The trees can be grown in Hawaii, southwestern California and Florida.