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Carya illinoensis 'Candy' /Candy Pecan

Carya illinoensis 'Candy'   / Carya illinoensis 'Candy'
Female flowers on tip of a branch in April
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Female flowers on tip of a branch in April

Nuts ready for harvest in October

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Scientific Name: Carya illinoensis 'Candy'
Common Name: Candy Pecan
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 40 - 50 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: High
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Trees, Fruiting
Comments: Produces a high quality nut. Subject to a number of insect and disease pests. The nut has a high oil content and is a favorite variety for many people because of the quality of the nut. Pecan trees do not normally produce many pecans until they are at least seven to ten years old. Never cut the tap root of pecan trees because removal of the tap roots will stunt the growth of trees. Nuts eaten by several species of wildlife.