If you want a lot of nuts fast—Cape Fear Pecan is your tree!
Cape Fear is a native to North Carolina. It will begin producing nuts in a few years as a young tree, and will continue to produce consistently every crop year.
The Cape Fear Pecan is a strong cultivar, featuring rigorous and upright growth with an open habitat. It will produce well filled nut on average 58 nuts per pound with 55% kernel.
This particular cultivar is known for its exceptional quality and excellent disease resistance to things like pecan scab. The Pecan Tree’s graceful and shapely appearance lend an elegant feel to any landscape and offer a beautiful shady area that is perfect for sitting under on a hot summer day.
Cape Fear Pecan Tree is a type-1 Pollinator, and requires a type-2 to pollinate. Tree produces best with Elliot Pecan, Mandan Pecan, Kanza Pecan, and Sumner Pecan cultivars. Cape Fear will typically ripen in late October like the other pecan varieties.
As this variety matures, pruning may be required to ensure nut quality remains high quality due to overproduction. The pollen sheds from late April to early May to begin nut production. This tree is known to help cross pollinate all the other pecan trees in your area.
This pecan tree variety can grow up to 60-80 feet tall with a 30-40 feet wide branch spread. Grow across the southern United States in full sun in USDA growing zones 6-9.
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Check out our pecan grow guide for information on planting and growing pecans. They require a lot of water the first few years of planting to establish a strong root system.
Carya illinoinensis 'Cape Fear'
- Shade tree
- Harvest nuts
- Attractive foliage
- Type-1 pollinator