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Hardy Pecan

Carya illinoinensis

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Growing Zones: 6-9
(hardy down to 0℉)

Growing Zones 6-9
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Mature Height:

20-30 ft.

Mature Width:

15-25 ft.


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Botanical Name:

Carya illinoinensis

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Tons of Delicious Pecans!

- 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.

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Hardy Pecan Pollination

Hardy Pecan are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional pollinator will drastically increase the size of your crop. Below are the most effective pollinators we have chosen for your area...

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as long as I water when it's nesessary, watching for "the curl" of leaves, I know the trees will be fine. I've been learning how to and when fertilizer is needed, pruning needed etc... they are so very healthy from the nursery, that keeping them that way is a long as nature is kind.
October 12, 2015
Hillsboro , AL
over 3 years ago
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It has only been less than a year I have had it. But here in northwest Florida the first year on a new tree is hard on them but so far so good. I do think its a strong tree. I would say buy one they are just fine.
October 6, 2015
over 3 years ago
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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.
December 17, 2014
cadiz, KY
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Hardy Pecan

Hardy Pecan Planting Diretions

The Hardy Pecan (Carya illinoinensis) is a disease resistant, drought tolerant, moderately growing nut tree. They’re a bit smaller in terms for their maturity in comparison to other pecans, moderately growing to heights of 20-30 feet and widths of 15-25 feet whereas most pecan trees can reach heights of 70-100 feet tall at maturity. The Hardy pecan is a full sun lover sought for producing the largest and sweetest nuts around the end of fall (September-October). For those looking to enjoy buckets of delicious pecans without lots of yard space to offer, the Hardy pecan tree is the perfect fit. Although the pecan is considered to be self-fertile you will see a much larger yield of nuts with two near one another.

Seasonal Information: With the proper care trees can be planted during anytime of the year as long as the ground isn’t frozen. However, it is best to plant in the early spring or early fall. This will allow your trees to get rooted into the ground before the stress of hot summer weather or cold winter temperatures set in. If you plant in the fall, plant six weeks before the first frost and if you plant in the spring, wait until six weeks after the final frost. If you plant in the summer, make sure that your trees get enough water.

Selecting a location: When choosing a place to plant your pecan trees remember that they grow best in full sunlight. These trees can tolerate partial shade, but will need at least six hours of sunlight a day in order to flourish. Avoid planting your pecan trees in an area that’s prone to flooding or that collects standing water. Pecan trees can grow quite large, so give them enough space to reach their mature size and avoid planting them under power lines or too close to your home.

Planting Directions:
1) Once you have the perfect planting location scouted out dig a hole that’s just as deep as the root ball, and three times as wide.
2) Take a pitch fork or shovel and use it to loosen the soil around the sides of the hole. Remove any debris like grass, dirt clumps, or rocks from inside of the hole.
3) Place your tree in the hole and make sure that its level with the surrounding ground and standing straight upwards a 90 degree angle.
4) Next back fill your hole and gently tamp the soil down to prevent air pockets from forming.
5) Once the planting process is complete give your tree a long drink of water and mulch around the tree to conserve soil moisture.

Watering: Pecan trees are often thirsty ones. Make sure to keep your soil moist, but not over saturated. Check on the soil every few days, when the top soil feels like it’s starting to dry out give your tree a slow, long drink of water by holding a hose at its base and counting to 20 or 30 seconds.

Fertilization: Pecan trees should be fertilized once a year annually in the early spring. Use a well-balanced, all natural, organic fertilizer like formula 10-10-10. Water your tree thoroughly after fertilizing.

Weed Control: If weeds grow under your tree’s canopy be sure to remove them by taking a firm grip on them and then pulling them upwards out of the ground in a twisting motion. To prevent weeds from growing under your tree spread a 3 to 4 inch thick layer of mulch around the trunk. The mulch will prevent weeds from growing and it will also help the soil retain moisture.

Pruning: It is best to prune your Pecan trees in the early spring, or the early fall. You will need a sharp and sterile pair of loppers or hand pruners. Look at your tree and make a plan before pruning, map out what and where you would like to prune. Remember you can always prune more later and you don’t want to over prune. Remove any dead, diseased, broken, rubbing, or crossing ranches. Make your cuts at a 45 degree angle facing upwards to promote new growth. If a branch is infected cut it back about 6 inches past the infected area.

Pollination: Pecan trees are partially self-fertile. They have both female and male blooms on a single tree, but the male and female flowers open at different times which makes the spreading of pollen a little difficult. You’ll have a much higher yield of crops if you have two or more different pecan varieties.

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Questions & Answers

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How fast do the hardy pecan tree grow?
Warren C on Nov 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They can grow 2-3 feet per year.
How old is a hardy pecan tree before they bare pecans?
nora r on Dec 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It could take them 8-10 years to bare fruit.
does this hardy pecan self pollinate?
seth r on Dec 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No you would a pollinator of a different variety.
how old is a hardy pecan tree before they bare nuts?
Randell L on Jan 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It can take 10 years to produce.
how fast do they grow?
Warren C on Nov 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They can grow 2-3 foot per year.
what is reason pecan tree does not bare fruit ?
ralph j on Dec 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Could be that it does not have a pollinator.
When will trees start to produce?
merlenew on Apr 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It can take 5-7 years to produce.
Does the plant come with the kit?
Jennifer M on Feb 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The planting kit is sold separate.
does this tree self polinate?
Sandy C on May 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, you would need another variety to pollinate.
Arthur G on Jan 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You can plant the Tonda Di Giffoni Filbert Hazelnut and the Jefferson Filbert Hazelnut.
does this hardy pecan tree self pollinate ?
kelly s on May 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You would need another nut variety for pollination, the Elliot or the Pawnee
What is the pollinator for this trees hat is the pollinator for this tree?
MsbDee on Oct 3, 2015
All I did was plant another kind of pecan with it say 75 feet from each other. The other pecan was a citrus pecan which they both will cross pollinate each other. I hope this helps you out.
Why do you not ship to Arizona?
Jay L on Mar 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Agricultural restrictions prohibits us from shipping it into your state.

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