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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Once your Caddo Pecan Tree | Type 1 Pollinator order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.
Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.
No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.
Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.
We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.
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Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.
Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!
Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.
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CADDO PECAN TREE CARE:
The Caddo Pecan needs a location is full sun where it will have great clearance for it’s large mature size to remain in full sun and with good airflow. Soil should be well drained and not soggy, but regular watering is essential for the life and productivity of any Pecan Tree, and especially important for a newly planted tree.
Pecans have a very deep root system and in order to be sufficiently hydrated, water should be given slowly and plentifully to achieve moisture at the necessary depth. Pests can be a concern for any Pecan variety so a pesticide, especially one that targets Aphids, should be kept on hand to apply when needed.
Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.
Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.
Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.
A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.
To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Caddo Pecan Tree, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!
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Medium to dark green
Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Planted my caddo pecan tree two years ago and have already seen amazing growth! Very excited for nuts to arrive