Nut : HICAN SEEDLING 1 - 2'

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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.

Zone
Harvest
Rootstocks
G41 Dwarf
(2.5-3.1m/8-10ft)
G935 Small Semi-Dwarf
(3.25-4m/10-13ft)
G969 Small Semi-Dwarf
(3.25-4m/10-14ft)
G30 Semi-Dwarf
(3.6-5m/12-16ft)
G890 Semi-Dwarf
(3.6-5m/13-16ft)
Pollenator definitions
Some trees and many berry plants are SELF-FERTILE ̶means the insect pollinators or even the wind can pollinate the blossoms without the need of a second tree.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER ̶ means another tree of the same type or kind but a different variety must be blooming nearby at the same time.
EXAMPLE A Liberty apple and a Wealthy apple can cross-pollinate. Two trees of the same variety ie: ̶ 2 Wealthy apples, cannot cross pollinate because they are genetically identical.
Other trees are marked as SEMI-FERTILE. These will set fruit without a second tree. However they will often bear more, and sometimes larger fruit if another variety of the same kind of tree is nearby.
You can select 2 different trees of the same kind marked as NEEDS A POLLENIZER or plant one of those along with one SELF-FERTILE or one SEMI-FERTILE. Also consider ripening times ̶ a Goldrush apple might not start blooming before a Pristine is finished.
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