Cape Fear Pecan (Type I)

Cape Fear Pecan (Type I)

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Carya illinoinensis 'Cape Fear' (Type I)

Type I Bears heavy crops at an early age. 55-60 nuts per pound. Best for Southeast states. Unprotected young trees may be susceptible to sun scald. Hardy to 0-10 degrees F (zones 5-9). Large nuts easy to shell; harvest mid October.

Pecans prefer slightly acid soil (pH 5.5-6.5). Pecan fertilizer has extra zinc, shich is required for good nut production (12-4-8 with a unit of zinc). Fertilize 2 times each year in February and May.

Note: Pecans are not self pollinating. Plant at least two within a quarter mile of each other. It takes a Type I and Type II to cross pollinate (Stuart & Elliott are good pollinators). Should bear in 7-10 yrs after planting.

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Photo courtesy of Texas Pecan Nursery, Chandler TX. 

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Nut tree
Foliage Type Deciduous
Height 50'+
Spread 40'+ 
Shape Tree-form
Primary Foliage Color Green
Seasonal Foliage Color Sheds its leaves durning the colder months
Flowering Season
Flower Color
Nuts YES
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Full Sun and Partial Shade