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Carya illinoinensis 'Cape Fear'

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KAIR-yuh il-ih-noy-NEN-sis
Description

Cape Fear pecan originated with Dr.Smit at Willard Horticultural Department in North Carolina.  It is protandrous and precocious, requires two cultivars for pollinating, like Stuart or Elliot. It has an excellent character of resisting to disease like scab but susceptible to bacterial leaf scorch.  It also produce high quality of pecans. 

Insect, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  This tree is susceptible to wind damage.  

 

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Carya
    Species:
    illinoinensis
    Family:
    Juglandaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Edibility:
    Nuts are edible.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 65 ft. 0 in. - 100 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 40 ft. 0 in. - 75 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Oval
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    more than 60 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Fruit Type:
    Nut
    Fruit Description:
    It produces a typically 7.5-8.2 g nut with oval to oblong pecan husk, with 55% kernel. The seeds of pecan is crunchy and has a buttery flavor. Great for eating fresh and for cooking or dessert.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Green
    Flower Description:
    The tree is protandrous and male flowers mature first.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The green leaves are alternate and pinnate with 9-17 leaflets.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden
    Design Feature:
    Shade Tree