Hicans are a natural hybrid of two different hickory family members, in this case, the Shagbark Hickory and the Pecan. This cross adopts some of the better characteristics from both parents. While the nut shape and thin shell of the pecan are retained, the shagbark hickory influence enables earlier ripening. This is a valuable attribute as the pecan is notorious for needing a very long summer. Hicans grow slowly for 5 years or so, but then make good growth, to become a tall, stately, long-lived tree. They should cross-pollinate with either of the parent species.
(Carya ovata x Carya illinoensis)
PLANT 2 FOR POLLINATION | ZONE 4/5 | HARVEST: OCT.-NOV.