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Pawnee Pecan Carya illinoinensis 'Pawnee'

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

It produces high quality of pecans before many varieties. Type I, requires two cultivars for pollinating. It is highly resistant to diseases and insects. It needs 8-10 years to bear sweet nuts.

Site: Full-sun. Loamy, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.5.

 

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Carya
    Species:
    illinoiensis
    Family:
    Juglandaceae
    Edibility:
    Edible nuts.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 20 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 25 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Oval
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    24-60 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Nut
    Fruit Description:
    The pawnee pecan bears large-sized, high-percentage kernel pecans. Ripens extremely early, in mid to late October. It is sweet and the high oil content adds to the flavor.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Green
  • 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
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Diseases
    Insect Pests