Pecans & Hickories

Pecans (Carya illinoensis) are generally central southern US trees but there are varieties that have been selected for their ability to fruit in more Northern states (up to Canada) with as little as 160 frost free days. These are know as Northern or Ultra Northern Pecans.

Like the Hicans, Pecans and Hickories leaf out mid season in the UK (Mid April – May usually) and need a sunny sheltered site with plenty of room, they can grown to 15m+ high and wide in the USA but are unlikely to reach that size here, probably 6-8m.

It is recommended that you order at least 2-3 trees to ensure pollination. We can advise on Type 1 or 2 pollination types and recommended combinations.

We have no Carya in 2021 but expect to have the cultivars below in 2022.

Pecans  Available
Carlson 3One of our earliest ripening cultivars but the nut is small. It cracks out in halves fairly well. Recommended for short season areas and a good partner for 'Snaps'.Summer 2022
DeerstandThe nuts are small at 101 per pound but, they shell well and have good color and eating qualities.Summer 2022
HarkXL thin shelled nut ( 61/ lb and 56% kernel) Hark is a type 1 tree. Nuts have a thick husk that does not release the nuts until after a hard freeze similar to Major and Kanza, shaggy bark much like Major.Summer 2022
James EarlyThin shelled, medium size nut (90 / lb). New 1991 bred variety, crops early September.Summer 2022
LucasA good producer of medium size nuts. The tree was discovered in Ohio. The nuts fill well, are good cracking and ripen late OctoberSummer 2022
MartzahnSmall nuts, ultra northern varietySummer 2022
SnapsOne of the earliest ripening cultivars but the nut is small. It is an annual bearer ripening nuts along with the hickories in early to mid October. It cracks out in halves fairly easily. Recommended for short season areas.Summer 2022
Starks Hardy GiantBig, easy-to-crack nuts. Dependably yields thin-shelled pecans. Ripens in late September. Self-pollinating, but will yield larger crops if pollinated.Summer 2022
Warren 346From a commercial orchard in Wheeling Missouri. Mr. Warren selected them for earliness of ripening, hardiness, productivity and nut cracking qualities.Summer 2022
Hickories
Carya Laciniosa Fayette'Fayette' like 'Henry' is a very large nut, the size of a walnut. It is a well-filled and annually productive shellbark, cracks out in halves with the Duke Nut Cracker fairly easily. The nuts are mid to late October ripening.Summer 2022
Carya Laciniosa HenryA very large shellbark nut, the size of a walnut. It is well filled and annually productive, cracks out in halves with the 'Duke' nut cracker fairly easily. The nuts are mid to late October ripening. Summer 2022
Cary ovata GraingerSelection from Tennessee. It is a large nut almost the size of a shellbark. It often cracks out halves and large pieces. The tree is productive, healthy and a viable pollinizer. It ripens late mid to late October.Summer 2022
Cary ovata YoderFrom Ohio. It is medium size, good cracking nut. The nuts are late ripening and often drop in the husk, making some hand husking necessary. The tree is alternate bearing with good crops in 2 out of 3 years.Summer 2022