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Hardy Pecan

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This pecan tree is ready to harvest earlier in the year than many other pecan cultivars, and it produces plenty of nuts for your family and friends.


Hardy Pecan

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• One of the country’s most popular pecan trees 
• Produces sweet, delicious nuts
• Very Disease resistant

The Hardy Pecan has recently become one of the most popular varieties of pecan trees.

These trees produce much earlier than other types of pecan trees. Once it matures, it produces nuts even faster. On top of that, they’re some of the largest and sweetest pecans we’ve ever tasted.

The Hardy Pecan has become extremely popular since being introduced into mainstream landscaping.

These trees can live farther north than most pecans trees since it is very resistant to winter freezes that can kill other pecan trees.

The Hardy variety is very disease and insect resistant.

They’re ready to harvest earlier than many other varieties and their thin shells make their nuts easy to crack.

The high oil content adds to their delicious flavor and is rich in Omega-3.

This upright tree only grows 20-30 feet tall and 15-25 feet wide, making it a great tree to plant in a small yard.

Hardy Pecans are even able to withstand an abundance of water… so you don’t have to worry if your tree gets stormed on.

Growing Zones: 6-9

Mature Height: 20-30 ft.
Mature Width: 15-25 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Carya illinoinensis
Does not ship to: AZ, CA, NM, TX
Growing Zones 6-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 6-9
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It's Easy to Plant your Hardy Pecan

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Hardy Pecan.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Hardy Pecan gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Hardy Pecan again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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this is one of my favorite nut trees in kentucky.
this tree will grow to 100 to 130 feet tall. and rarely to 180 feet.
the foliage turns yellow to orange in fall. the bark is gray brown to black. I like this tree.
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December 16, 2014
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How fast do the hardy pecan tree grow?
Warren C on Nov 22, 2014
How old is a hardy pecan tree before they bare pecans?
nora r on Dec 8, 2014
Best Answer: How old is hardy pecan tree before they bear pecans
Reply · Report · Geneva A on Mar 14, 2015
does this hardy pecan self pollinate?
seth r on Dec 13, 2014
how fast do they grow?
Warren C on Nov 22, 2014
how old is a hardy pecan tree before they bare nuts?
Randell L on Jan 17, 2015
why have a Question and ANSWER section when there is no ANSWERS by even "experts and staff" to any of the questions listed ?? Not even when one has 67 "I have this question too" responses.
Dan U on Feb 28, 2015
what is reason pecan tree does not bare fruit ?
ralph j on Dec 10, 2014
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When will trees start to produce?
merlenew on Apr 2, 2015
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Does the plant come with the kit?
Jennifer M on Feb 1, 2015
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Arthur G on Jan 22, 2015
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where are the answers to these questions?
MARILYN W on Apr 14, 2015
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what is the value of pecan logs ?
Danny P on May 25, 2015
Best Answer: I purchased two trees for the pecans, not the wood. I am not sure about the price of lumber. I received the trees last August (2014) and they made it through the harsh winter (KY). We planted them in front yard about 30 feet from the house since they do not grow as large as other varieties. They have lots of branches, leaves, are very healthy and about 5-6 ft tall. I am looking forward to the pecans!
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does this hardy pecan tree self pollinate ?
kelly s on May 9, 2015
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does this tree self polinate?
Sandy C on May 3, 2015
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can this be grown in a container?
Debbie D on Apr 20, 2015
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best production, and thin shell . What type do you suggest. I heard Stewart thin shell would be the ?best
George P on Mar 31, 2015
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