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FAR NORTHERN PECAN (Carya illinoensis)

NOT AVAILABLE 2016 We have assembled a large collection of far northern pecans, some of which will mature nuts from Iowa through the southern Great Lakes region, into New Jersey. Most varieties described below bear medium sized nuts. To insure pollination, plant at least one protandrous (Type1, early pollen shed) and one protogynous  (Type 2, late pollen shed) variety in each planting. CAMPBELL 4 Ont. 1980 .Colby seedling requiring 155 days to mature. 68 nuts /lb with 54% kernel. Type 1. COLBY IL. 1957. A large nut at 60 nuts per lb. with 45% kernel, 160
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HICAN (C. illinoensis X C. ovata or C. laciniosa)

SOLD OUT 2016 Hicans are natural hybrids between pecan and hickory that fall into categories based on whether the hickory parent was a shagbark or a shellbark. In general, shellbark X pecan produces a larger nut than the shagbark hybrids, but the shagbark may be heavier producers. Unless self-pollinating, several different varieties should be planted together for good nut production. Trees reach 50-70' in height with a round and spreading crown. Plant trees on 40-50' spacing, first production in 4-8 yrs. Hican trees bear handsome foliage, and deserve planting for their ornamental qualities. The
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SHAGBARK HICKORY (Carya ovata)

SOLD OUT 2016 The hardiest of the hickory species, shagbarks range from southern Canada to Minnesota, and south to Texas and Florida. The large range of the shagbark creates a large genetic pool and gives cultivars distinct variations. It is generally a good idea to plant varieties that come from the same climate zone as you live in. Shagbarks are characterized by picturesque form, ornamental shaggy bark, and handsome buds, and a kernel thought by many nut growers to be the best flavored of the nuts. Although slow growing, shagbarks reach heights of 70-80'
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SHELLBARK HICKORY (Carya lacinosa)

SOLD OUT 2016 The shellbark hickory produces a large usually thicker shelled nut than does the shagbark, with the same ornamental qualities, and fine kernel flavor. The natural range of the shellbark does not extend as far north as the shagbark, and they are typically a lowlands species. The foliage of the shellbark clones have good scab resistance. Columnar shaped trees reach 70-80' and should be planted 30-50' apart. Nut harvest begins in 5-10 yrs. Plant at least two different varieties for pollination. FAYETTE  PA. 1932. Self-pollinating variety, large, thin shelled nut, introduced by Fayette
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PERSIMMON (Diospyros virginiana)

The orange fruit of the American Persimmon is very astringent until fully ripe in the fall. The 1-2" fruit then becomes among the sweetest tasting and most nutritious in the world. Mature trees are columnar in shape, reaching 40-50 feet in height and begin bearing in 3-4 years. Trees should be spaced 20-40 feet apart. Transplants require abundant moisture, and sometimes break dormancy a month or more after they are set, especially in cool weather. CRAGGS    Hamsburg, Il.   Large (1-11/2") late Oct. ripening fruit is yellow orange with red blush. SOLD OUTBLUE    Southern IN. 1978. Discovered
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