This long-proven pecan tree boasts one of the highest yield potentials of all the pecan cultivars, the high production of the Caddo lasts long after the tree maturation—what pecan tree could get better than that?
A cross between the ‘Brooks’ and the ‘Alley’ cultivars, this graceful deciduous Caddo pecan tree was born around 1923 in Georgia. Caddo will yield a whopping average of 60 nuts per pound, and have wonderful shelling qualities making them immediately enjoyable!
Its nuts are fairly small, but the Caddo’s nut quality is quite exceptional, with 54% kernel on average. The Caddo is fairly more susceptible to scab, but with a good standard spray program it is extremely manageable. This is a Type I pollinator and requires a Type II to produce nuts.
The Caddo tree makes a great yard tree thanks to its beautiful green and glossy foliage, early ripening and tough branches. It thrives in heat, making it an excellent choice for Florida landscapes and orchards.
However, it also exhibits more cold-hardy quality than many of the other pecan cultivars, so this tree is truly versatile.
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Carya Illinoinensis 'Caddo'
- Shade tree
- Harvest nuts
- Attractive foliage
- Type-1 pollinator