If you have found information on the internet that you think others would benefit from, let us know about it and we will add it to our resource list. Send a brief description of the information and the address of the site to NNGA.

If you have nut, pawpaw, persimmon, or nut tree related questions, visit our experts page.


PacificNutProducer.com would be a great resource for your association to learn how to improve orchard management practices and keep up to date on what is going on in the industry.

  • PacificNutProducer.com
    A great resource for learning how to improve orchard management practices and keeping up with what is happening in the industry.
  • American Almond
    This site contains sections on nut nutrition and industry news.
    It also provides lists of professional organizations, culinary schools
    and relevant books.
  • If A Tree Falls – Rediscovering the Great American Chestnut

    This book was written by Douglas Buege and is recommended for anyone interested in saving endangered species or restoring damaged ecosystems.

  • Chestnut Growers Co-op

    This chestnut co-op growers Web site contains chestnut recipes, scheduled chestnut roastings and descriptions of its value-added chestnut products which can be purchased. There is also information about the members of the co-op organization.

  • Chinquapins

    This entire Web site is dedicated to chinquapin chestnuts.

  • Chestnut Growers Web site at Penn State

    Much of the information on this site was developed by the American Chestnut Foundation.

  • Discussion List

    Sign up to exchange e-mail with other chestnut growers. You can post information or ask a question of everyone on the list with one e-mail.

  • Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation

    This site includes a newsletter, information sheets, chapter activities, and backcross program information. Pictures of chestnut leaves and trees are shown to help the visitor distinguish one chestnut tree from another.

  • Grafting Chestnut Trees

    This article about nut grafting was written by Ed Greenwell, Director of TN Projects, American Chestnut Cooperators’ Foundation. He has given nut grafting clinics.

  • On-Line Chestnut Forum

    Converse with chestnut growers and enthusiasts from all over the world.

  • Starting Chestnuts from Seed

    Preparation of nuts for planting, how to plant nuts, care of the young tree. This easy-to-read fact sheet was written by Sandra Anagnostakis.

  • Chestnut Growers Discussion Group

    This site is an online list serve for chestnut growers. The list is an open forum for discussion on all subjects related to the growing of chestnut trees.

  • Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

    Select Search. Then enter “chestnut” into this site’s search engine. Some of the articles are about starting chestnut from seed, sources of chestnut trees, chestnut cultivars, chestnut breeding, growing chestnuts.

  • Cooking with Chestnuts

    Selection and preparation of chestnuts

  • About Chestnuts

    General information about chestnut trees, including the story of the American chestnut tree.

  • J. Hill Craddock’s Links to Chestnuts Sites

    Hill Croddock of the University of Tennessee has accumulated links to a wide variety of chestnut sites. Chestnut links are organized into the following categories: general, blight, American, European, Chinese, Japanese, Southern Hemisphere, chinkapins, recipes, products, nurseries, lumber, chestnut people.

  • A Comprehensive Resource for Chestnut Growers and Breeders

    20 years of research has gone into the following information on this site: detailed grafting methods, growing trees from seed, blight information, breeding for resistance, restoration methods and habitat.

  • Holiday Recipes

    Recipes include chestnut stuffing, chestnut soup and chocolate chestnut mousse.

  • Growing Chestnut Trees

    Tips on planting and caring for chestnut trees.

  • The Cost of Establishing a Chestnut Orchard

    The goal of this site is to bring together and provide information of use to growers, researchers, extension agents, vendors and suppliers.

  • The American Chestnut Foundation
  • The Health Benefits of Hazelnuts

    Learn how and why hazelnuts can reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Also, antioxidants found in hazelnuts have been suggested to reduce the risk of developing cancer.

  • Hazelnut Consortium

    The Hazelnut Consortium is working to develop hybrid hazelnuts into a sustainable crop for much of the US and southern Canada. Visitors to this site can sign up for news updates about this effort.

  • Bedford County Nursery

    Picture of Turkish Hazelnut tree.

  • Oregon State University

    This site contains comprehensive links and information about hazelnuts, including eastern filbert blight, pest management, pollination, cultivars, nurseries, and orchard floor management.

  • Hazelnut Marketing Board

    The visitor will find: a growers handbook, industry newsletter, formulas for large quantities, where to buy hazelnuts, hazelnut links.

  • Badgersett Research Farm

    This site includes a section on crop characteristics of hybrid bush hazelnuts and a section on marketing hazelnuts.

  • Hazelnut Growers of Oregon

    This site includes recipes, health benefits, and lists ways that hazelnuts can used by the consumer and by the food industry. A good site for consumers or marketers.

  • California Macadamias

    A huge library on macadamias: history, field practices, pests, processing, propagation, trees, research.

  • The Macadamia Story

    The history of the macadamia nut in Australia.

  • The Australian Macadamia Society

    Members of this organization are nurseries, processors and marketers. Site contains information about harvesting, processing and storing macadamias. It provides a nutrition breakdown of macadamias and discusses health benefits.

  • Oak Names Database
    This database is nearing completion and is open to visitors.
    You are welcome to contribute feedback or extra information on oaks
    to the author and international Cultivar Registrar, Piers Trehane.
  • Acorns
    Selection & Preparation of acorns for cooking
  • Acorn Recipes
    Acorns were part of the diet of native Americans.
    This page contains some native American recipes. Recipes are:
    acorn bread, acorn pancakes, acorn stew, acorn-pinon soup.
  • Acorns
    Discusses the uses for acorns.
  • Oak
    Oaks around the world briefly described.
  • Pawpaw Links
    Enter “pawpaw” into Clemson’s search engine to get a list of links to a variety of information about pawpaw such as container production, genetic diversity, and pawpaw crop publications
  • Pawpaw
    Taste, composition, cultivation, links to other pawpaw sites.
  • All about Pawpaw
    Words, pictures, health benefits, how to grow pawpaw.
  • Cooking with Pawpaws by SC. Jones and D.R. Layne
    This 12 page article contains 25 recipes, nutritional and
    cultivar information.
    A paper copy can be obtained from S.C. Jones.
  • Pawpaw Information
    A comprehensive source of pawpaw information at KYSU.
    KYSU has a pawpaw research program directed toward
    developing pawpaw as a new commercial tree fruit crop.
  • Selecting and Caring for pawpaw
    Pawpaw enthusiast, Ray Jones, provides information on all aspects of
    pawpaw cultivation, and a list of the best pawpaw cultivars with regard
    to fruit quality.
  • The Pawpaw (Asimina triloba (L.) Dunal): A New Fruit Crop for Kentucky and the United States
    This 8 page article, which includes color photos, is not on-line, but
    can be obtained from its author, Dr. Desmond Layne.
  • Ozark Native Pecan

    This site contains information native American wild crops including Ozark Native Pecan. There is a link to sites where these can be purchased.

  • Pest Management

    This site contains information about the value of spiders as natural predators in nut tree pest management.

  • Pecan Nutrition

    This site contains nutrition information about pecans and also pecan recipes.

  • Bedford County Nursery

    Picture of pecan tree

  • All about pecans

    This site describes pecan trees, where they grow, how they are grown and uses for their nuts.

  • Pecan Recipes

    This site includes recipes which make use of nuts, including pecans.

  • Pecans

    General information on harvesting pecans.

  • Appropriate Technology Transfer For Rural Areas

    The following topics are extensively covered: pecan culture, agroforestry, northern pecan varieties, diseases, tree care, pests. A number of pecan resources are also included in this site’s pecan area.

  • A Marketplace for the Pecan Industry

    The purpose of this site is to bring together buyers and sellers within the pecan industry. This site has an auction feature.

  • Oklahoma State University

    There are a large number of documents on growing pecans. There are also other documents on fruits, grapes, etc.

  • Pecan Resources

    There are a large number of links to pecan and other nut related web pages.

  • New Mexico State University

    There are several documents on growing pecans in New Mexico.

  • Pecan Resources

    Basic pecan information and many recipes to make pecan pies and other dishes.

  • National Pecan Shellers Association

    The visitor will find: guidelines for size and color of shelled pecans, marketing promotion research, a profile of the pecan industry, information on pecan nutrition, information on the use of pecans in processed foods.

  • Pecan Marketing

    Prices, grades, maketing channels, pecan processors, and marketing alternatives.

  • Pecan Cultivar Registry

    Pecan breeding and genetics. Site includes pecan cultivar and pecan photo index.

  • Evaluating Pecan Problems
  • Home Fruit Production – Pecans

    Soil and site requirements, varieties and seedlings, purchasing, planting and diseases.

  • American Persimmons

    PersimmonPudding.com is dedicated to growing, education and use of Diospyros virginiana L., the common, or American persimmon.

  • Abstracts, publications, and reports

    Persimmon fact sheets, articles on persimmon disorders, crop profiles and persimmon production.

  • North American Fruit Explorers

    Site contains a listing of some of its extensive library resources, information on regional fruit groups, and is in the process of establishing a list of special consultants on various fruits.

  • Pinon Nuts Organization

    This site is a resource for land managers, pinon harvesters, brokers and consumers of wild pinon nuts. It includes harvest regions, regional harvest forecasts, harvest records, directories of harvesters and brokers, and more.

  • Native Pinyon Pine Nuts

    This site contains information about native American wild crops including native Pinyon Pine Nuts. There is a link to sites where these can be purchased.

  • Conifers Around the World

    This Web site belongs to a nonprofit organization whose mission is to distribute knowledge about trees and enhance their preservation. Click here to learn about 20 years of research which has culminated in the book, Conifers Around the World.

  • Pinyon Pine and Fire Ecology

    This web site discusses land management policies that have interferred with the commercial pine nut harvest.

  • Pinenut.Com

    This page provides global information about pine nut production. It also contains an article: “Pine Nuts: A Case for Sustainable Non-Timber Forest Products”

  • Pinon History

    The commercial history of pinons.

  • Pinyon Recipes

    This page contains recipes that include nuts, including Pinyons.

  • PacificNutProducer.com
    A great resource for learning how to improve orchard management practices and keeping up with what is happening in the industry.
  • PacificNutProducer.com

    A great resource for learning how to improve orchard management practices and keeping up with what is happening in the industry.

  • Data base of cultivars

    This database contains over 750 named varieties of black, Japanese, and Persian (English or Carpathian) walnuts and butternuts. Most listings are black walnuts. Histories of ortet trees are included.

  • About Persian Walnuts

    General information on the location and growth of walnut trees, a description of them and uses for them and their nuts.

  • Report on Persian Walnut, Butternut Walnut and Eastern Black Walnut

    This report discusses walnut breeding resources and objectives in the National Clonal Germplasm Repository. Topics covered include germplasm maintenance, addition of new germplasm, breeding objectives, rootstock development, and vulnerabilities to pests and diseases.

    Acrobat Reader is required to read this report. Acrobat reader can be downloaded free at from the Adobe Web site.

  • Dept. of Pomology, University of California at Davis

    The only major persian walnut breeding program in the U.S. is located at U.C. Davis. This site has a large amount of information on persian walnuts.

  • Persian Walnut Site at Purdue University

    Site includes numerous articles and documents on Persian walnuts. Some topics covered are commercial potential, cultivation and harvesting.


Arletta Bundy, Secretary
Illinois Nut Tree Association
23547 N. Baldridge Lane
Centralia, IL 62801
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/pages/Illinois-Nut-Tree-Association/170325456375610
Dues: $8.00 per year

Jerry Lehman, President
Indiana Nutgrowers Association
7780 Persimmon Street
Terre Haute, IN 47802-4994
Tel. (812) 298-TREE (8733)
E-mail: jwlehman@aol.com
Web Site: http://www.nutgrowers.org
Dues: $7.00 per year

Doris Kentner, Membership Secretary
Iowa Nut Growers Association
116 N Dewey
Osceola, IA 50213 Tel. (641) 342-2601
Dues: $10.00 per year

Dr. William Reid, Secretary
Kansas Nut Growers Association
8960 SW 90th Street
Chetopa, KS 67336
Dues: $10.00 per year

Danny Ganno, President
Kentucky Nut Growers Association
3606 South Hampton Rd.
Philpot, KY 42366
Tel. (270) 860-8362
Email: danganno@yahoo.com
Website: www.pawpaw.kysu.edu/knga.htm
Dues: $5.00 per year

Fran Smith, Secretary
Maritime Nut Growers Association
E-mail: 53hummingbird@gmail.com
Web Site: http://maritimen.webs.com

Michigan Nut Growers Association
Website: MichiganNut.org
Facebook: Michigan Nut Growers Association
Email: MichiganNutGrower@gmail.com

Mike Lucas, Secretary/Treasurer
Missouri Nut Growers Association
23104 E. 307th St.
Harrisonvillel, MO 64701
Tel. (816) 293-5819
Email: mike.lucas@dishmail.net
Web Site: www.missourinutgrowers.org
Dues: $10.00 per year

John Knorr, President
Nebraska Nut Growers Association
206 W 2nd St., PO Box 439
Valparaiso NE 68065-0439
Tel. (402) 788-2717
E-mail: joknorr@attglobal.net
Web Site: http://www.nebraskanutgrowers.org
Dues: $10.00 per year

John Wertis, President
New York Nut Growers Association
8144 Searsburg Rd.
Trumansburg, NY 14886
Tel. (607) 387-4331
E-mail: BWWFarmToday@aol.com
Web Site: http://www.nynga.org
Dues: $20.00 per year

Bruce A. Bauman, Secretary/Treasurer
Ohio Nut Growers Association
9870 So. Palmer Road
New Carlisle, OH 45344-2924
Tel. (937) 878-2610
E-mail: brucebauman@woh.rr.com
Web Site: http://www.onga.org
Dues: $5.00 per year

Bernice Grimo, Treasurer
Society of Ontario Nut Growers (SONG)
979 Lakeshore Rd. RR 3
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0
Tel. (905) 935-9773
E-mail: song.treasurer@yahoo.com
Web Site: http://www.songonline.ca
Dues: $17.00 per year or $45 for 3 years with a free copy of SONG’s 128 page handbook, A Practical Guide for new members.
There is a onetime cost of $50 for extra mail cost for new American members.

John Sankey, Chair
Eastern Chapter of the Society of Ontario Nut Growers (ECSONG)
7 Wildacre Lane
Ottawa, Ontario K2K 1X7
Web Site: http://www.songonline.ca/ecsong/

Jere Groff, Treasurer
Pennsylvania Nut Growers Association
1612 New Danville Pike
Lancaster PA 17603-9362
Web Site: http://www.pnga.net
Dues: $20.00 per year

Bernard Contre, President
CPNCQ (Club des producteurs de noix du Québec)
55 Chemin lafeuillée, St-Charles-Borromée,
Québec, CAN. J6E 7Y8
Tél.: 450 759-5458
E-mail: info@noixduquebec.org
Web Site: www.noixduquebec.org

Eve Elliott
Southern Nut Growers Association
1729 Unice Ave. N
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
Tel. (Not available)
Dues: (Not available)

David Steele, Secretary/Treasurer
Southwest Missouri Nut Growers Association
15875 Hammer Road
Neosho, MO 64850
Tel. (Not available)
Dues: $5.00 per year

Ray Young, Secretary/Treasurer
Western Chestnut Growers Assn.
PO Box 841
Ridgefield, WA 98642
Tel./Fax (360) 887-3669
Web Site: http://www.wcga.net
E-mail: Ray@ChestnutsOnLine.com
Dues: $20
For a sample newsletter contact the editor at Carolyn@ChestnutsOnLine.com

Mike Starshak, President
Wisconsin Hickory Association 
PO Box 261
Brandon, WI 53919
Web Site: http://www.wihickory.org
E-mail: mike@wisconsinhickorysyrup.com

Lucille Griffin, Executive Director
American Chestnut Cooperators’ Foundation
2667 Forest Service Rd. 708
Newport, VA 24128
Web site: http://oak.ppws.vt.edu/~griffin/accf.html
Dues: $20 per year

Bryan Burhans, President and CEO
The American Chestnut Foundation
50 North Merrimon Ave., Suite 115
Asheville, NC 28804
Tel. (828) 281-0047
Web Site: http://www.acf.org
Dues: $40.00 per year

Chestnut Growers, Inc.
A for-profit, chestnut marketing cooperative
Roger Blackwell
4555Windswept Drive
Milford, MI 48380
HM: 1.810.225.9343
CGI Cell: 1.810.923.2954

Dick Jensen, Membership Chairperson
International Oak Society
Department of Biology
Saint Marys College
Notre Dame, In 46556
Phone (219) 284-4674
E-mail: rjensen@saintmarys.edu
Web site: http://www.saintmarys.edu/%7Erjensen/ios.html
Dues – Domestic and Non-domestic:
Individual: 1 year – $15.00, 2 years – $25.00, 3 years – $35.00, life – $350.00
Family: 1 year – $20.00, 2 years – $30.00, 3 years – $40.00
NasterCard and VISA accepted

Midwest Nut Producers Council
Services: Non-profit for chestnut research and teaching
Pete Ivory
4843 Steward Rd.
Lapeer, MI 48446
E-mail: ivoryfarms@yahoo.com
HM: 1.810.797.4299
Cell: 1.810.922.3065

North American Fruit Explorers
Contact Person: Jill Vorbeck, vorbeck@csj.net
1716 Apples Road
Chapin, IL 62628
Tel. 217-245-7589
Web site: www.nafex.org
Dues: 1 year – $19.00, 2 years – $36.00, 3 yrs. – $52.00

Ohio Pawpaw Growers Association
Ron Powell, PhD, President
6549 Amelia Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45241
E-mail: Botrytis@fuse.net

Ann Leffel, President
Pennsylvania Society for The American Chestnut Foundation
PO Box 7
Brogue, PA 17309-0007
Tel. (717) 927-9557
Fax. (717) 927-8410
Dues: (not available)

Liz Jackson, Executive Director
Walnut Council
Wright Forestry Center
1011 N 725 W
West Lafayette, IN 47906-9431
Tel. (765) 583-3501
Fax. (317) 583-3512
Web site: www.walnutcouncil.org
Dues: $40.00 national plus $10 for each state chapter