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The Survivor Butternut archived catalog

Sorry, we are sold out, and do not have plans to grow more any time soon.

The parents of these trees have had active butternut cankers for 30 years and have continued to grow and produce nuts. See Badgersett Bulletin 8 for details on the wild parents of these Survivor butternuts, and why they are particularly special.

We currently have a limited stock of bare-root butternuts; 4-0 and 5-0 seedlings. The genetics are wild; see the USGS butternut range map and the Wikipedia entry on butternuts to get an idea if they make sense for you.

We do not sell nuts from these trees for any purpose at this time.

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We take orders for plants up to 12 months in advance of desired shipping.

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Prices may increase in near future, due to rising oil/shipping costs. All prices are honored according to the prices that are listed at the time your order is placed. We will not increase your prices after you've made your order.

Because of limited availability of some plant types, we cannot guarantee to fill all orders. See Additional Information.

Bare-Root Dormant Butternuts

These trees are available as "bare-root dormant" stock. They were started as tubelings and planted in a seedbed for initial survival screening. These have NOT been individually screened for surviving the canker. We think it is quite possible they will do as well as the trees described in Bulletin 8, but since we do not know the true nature of the disease relationship here on the farm we can make no guarantees regarding their performance elsewhere. As a rare and tasty nut, though, we recommend giving it a try!

4-0 Survivor Butternuts; 8-26" 1–5: $12.70 ea; 6-15: $9.80 ea; >15: $7.50 ea

5-0 Survivor Butternuts; 12-36" 1–5: $14.60 ea; 6-15: $11.20 ea; >15: $8.50 ea


Bare-root stock ships mid-April through mid-May.
As soon as we can get it out of the ground, and before it's broken dormancy too far.

UPS Ground or US Priority Mail:

4-0 stock:

Up to $100: $10.00
Over $100 : 10%

The 5-0 stock is considerably larger, and therefore more expensive to pack and ship!

Up to $100: $18.00
Over $100 : 15%

Overnight or 2nd Day Air orders will be billed for the additional cost at shipping time. 2nd Day shipping can be a good idea for long distances, but will slow things down for shipments to MN, IA, SD, WI or IL. We can provide personal air-conditioned van delivery for orders over $1,000; contact our sales department for information.

Will-Pick-Up: If you can drive here and pick up your plants, this is the safest way to transport them. If you are ordering by mail call ahead and include your phone number on the order form, otherwise we will arrange a pick-up time with you via e-mail. The handling fee for pick-up orders is:

Up to $1,000: $20 + 2%
Over $1,000: $40 flat fee

Damage: If damage is done during shipment, notify us and the carrier as soon as shipment is received. If you delay the shipper will not take responsibility and the loss is yours.

Restrictions: Due to quarantines we cannot ship to WA, OR, CA, FL or BC. Since they have been grown in the field, we cannot ship butternuts to Canada .

Additional notes about your order

Our Plant Guarantees: We modify our guarantees from time to time to ensure the success of you, our customers, and us. Please be sure that you read and understand our guarantees in their entirety before placing your order! Read the plant guarantees...

Terms: Minimum order $75. Full payment must be received prior to shipment, except for large orders as described below. In the event you cancel the order, 50% deposit is not refundable; plants are perishable.

Refunds: If we cannot fill your order, we will send you a prompt refund.

Substitutions: Since we always have some categories that run out early, your chances of having your order filled will be greatly increased if you signify that you are willing to accept substitutions. We'll send equal or better quality and nothing we wouldn't plant ourselves. All orders for more than 500 plants MUST agree to accept substitutes. Until we get a new greenhouse built it is simply not possible to arrage to have specific kinds and numbers of plants all ready at the same time.

Large orders: Our standard terms include the option for customers with orders over $1,000 to pay half of the cost at the time of the order and half on delivery.

Early Payment Discount: For orders over $1,000 for the current year, we offer a 5% discount if your order is received before March 1. If you choose to take this discount, payment must be made in full at the time of the order. In the current business climate, this saves money for both customer and seller.

Please be sure you read and understand our Plant Guarantees, as well as the Shipping and Additional info above, before placing your order.

PLEASE NOTE the different shipping pricing for 5-0 plants; we have not been able to update the order form to reflect this yet!

To order by e-mail:
Copy this text order form into an e-mail to (PayPal Verified), fill it out and send it. Once we have begun processing your order, you will get an e-mail invoice from PayPal with instructions on how to pay.

Please note: Some businesses block PayPal e-mail. To avoid such problems, you may wish to use a personal e-mail address in your order. Order processing both at Badgersett and at PayPal can take a variable amount of time, but in most cases you should receive an invoice from our PayPal account within 7 days.

To order by mail:

  1. Download and print the following order form:

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    Non-PDF order form. If you don't have a PDF reader, follow this link, then print out the page from your browser.

  2. Mail it , with a check or money order made out to Badgersett Research Corporation, to:

    Badgersett Research Corporation
    18606 Deer Road
    Canton, MN 55922-9740

Sorry, we are not yet equipped to take orders via phone.