- Article number: CARILL01*
Carya illinoinensis or pecan is as the name suggests originally from Illinois and is common in the southern states of America because of climate and rapid growth and much more fruit.
However, this pecan also occurs in the North of America up to Canada. We currently sell the Carlson variety.
There are various cultivars that are very strong. The peccannot belongs to the family of the Juglandaceae.
The leaf of the pecan tree is light green and feathered up to 30/40 cm long, the part leaves are about 10 cm.
The inflorescence is not very special, it consists of yellow / green flowers in flower clusters of about 10 long clusters, the flowering runs from April to May.
The flowers are both male and female and are pollinated by the wind. Plants already give the first nuts from the age of three to the fourth year.
The nuts appear in clusters on the tree and peel is colored brown / red. If the peel bursts open, the nuts are visible and ripe to be picked, this is usually in October.
The nuts can be eaten raw, but also roasted.
The deliciously sweet nutty flavor is widely used as a garnish in desserts and on ice cream.
As a location, the peccannot prefers a moist soil rather than a dry one, so if planted on poor, dry soil, you can give the plant extra water in the summer. A sunny place is also ideal for the Carya illinoinensis.
If the plant grows big, it can be pruned in early March.
Winter hardiness zone 8a (-12ºC).