Pecan Tree (Cape Fear) pk/5

Carya illinoinensis. This tree produces excellent yields of Pecan nuts. If you want to grow pecans for yourself from seeds, plant the seeds with proper care, and your pecan trees will thrive and provide you with a crop of Pecan nuts for years. The Cape Fear Pecan Tree, a Type I variety, originated in Willard, North Carolina. It is a strong tree that retains its leaves late into autumn, making for a beautiful addition to the lawn. The Cape Fear ripens in mid to late October. These pecan trees produce a large, thin shelled nut that cracks easily. It has a good resistance to pecan scab and an average resistance to other leaf diseases. It has also been found that the Cape Fear variety is immune to black aphids. Cape Fear should be cross-pollinated with a Type II variety such as the Sumner. Cape Fear also make an excellent pollinator variety for many other pecan trees because of its long pollen shed period. Recommended for planting in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TX. pk/5

Sunlight: Full Sun

Allow the seeds to dry. Set the seeds out in a dry area and let them dry until you can snap them easily. Refrigerate the seeds. Place the seeds in a plastic zipper bag in your refrigerator, set to 45 F degrees. Keep them there for the winter.

Planting Instructions: Approximately one week before planting, take your seeds out of the refrigerator and let them warm back up to room temperature. The day before planting, soak the seeds in water. When the seeds begin to split, they are ready to plant. Some seeds may split earlier than others. Plant seeds 3" to 4" deep.

Soil Facts: Requires a well prepared soil. Use general purpose fertilizer when preparing soil. Fertilize the soil in mid March and mid May, and water frequently. In one year you should have a 6" to 12" seedling.

Germination: 14-28 days at 75° to 85°F

Tips: Use RootBlast for healthier plants and higher yields.


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