HICAN (C. illinoensis X C. ovata or C. laciniosa)   SOLD OUT 2016

Hicans are natural hybrids between pecan and hickory that fall into categories based on whether the hickory parent was a shagbark or a shellbark. In general, shellbark X pecan produces a larger nut than the shagbark hybrids, but the shagbark may be heavier producers. Unless self-pollinating, several different varieties should be planted together for good nut production. Trees reach 50-70' in height with a round and spreading crown. Plant trees on 40-50' spacing, first production in 4-8 yrs. Hican trees bear handsome foliage, and deserve planting for their ornamental qualities. The nuts retain the hickory flavor considered by most to be the finest nut flavor.

SIZE 2'-3' 3'-4' 4'-5' 5'-6' 6'-7' 7'-8' 8'-9' 9'-10'
PRICE $35.00 $40.00 $50.00 $60.00 $70.00 $80.00 $90.00 $100.00

BIXBY IL. Pecan X Shellbark. A very large nut, requiring early pollen and good fertilization to fill well. The oldest cultivar selected, Bixby produces heavy crops. Pollinated by Major pecan. 

BURLINGTON IA. 1940. Pecan X Shagbark. A productive cultivar that performs well in the Ohio Valley. Self-pollinating with large nuts, 55 per lb., that mature early.

BURTON KY. Pecan X Shagbark; medium-sized nut; good producer, self-pollinating; best suited for South and Midwest; thin shell, high % kernel, early maturing.    

DOOLEY BURTON IN. 1980. Seedling of Burton, pollen parent evidently shagbark, as nuts have more hickory quality.

HENKE IA. 1928. Pecan X Shagbark, small nut with high quality kernel that fills well, ripens early, bears good crops at a young age. Self-pollinating.  

T 92    KS. 1980. Produces large nuts (35-40 lb.) with very light kernel and  excellent quality.  

Other varieties sometimes  available :   Country Club, Hartman, Hershey,  McAllister,  Pleas, Underwood