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This long-proven pecan tree boasts one of the highest yield potentials of all the pecan cultivars, the high production of the Caddo pecan tree 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 1922 or 1923 in Georgia. Caddo pecan will yield a whopping average of 60 nuts per pound, and have excellent shelling characteristics making them immediately enjoyable!
The pecan tree’s nuts are fairly small, but the Caddo’s nut quality is quite exceptional, with 54% kernel on average. The Caddo tree is fairly more susceptible to scab, but with a good standard spray program it is extremely manageable and can become moderately scab resistant. This is a Type 1 pollinator and requires a Type 2 like Elliot pecan or Kanza pecan to produce nuts.
The Caddo tree makes a great front yard tree thanks to its beautiful green and glossy foliage, early ripening and tough branches.
Caddo Pecan Tree Care
The tree thrives in heat, making it an excellent choice for Georgia and 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 for any landscape.
Grow this cold hardy pecan tree across the United States in USDA growing zones 6-9. The Carya Illinoinensis can grow up to 70 feet tall and 70 feet wide at full maturity making it a huge shade tree! The pecan growth rate is extremely fast.
Pecan trees need full sun and well draining soil to produce delicious pecan nuts! The harvest date for the oblong elliptical to oblong football shaped nuts is in October. The older the tree gets the bigger the nuts! At full maturity, the pecan tree may produce medium sized pecans.
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Carya Illinoinensis 'Caddo'
- Shade tree
- Harvest nuts
- Attractive foliage
- Type-1 pollinator