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PlantFiles: Northern Pecan
Carya illinoinensis 'Stuart'

Family: Juglandaceae (joo-glan-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Carya (KAIR-yuh) (Info)
Species: illinoinensis (il-ih-no-in-EN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Stuart
Hybridized by J. Keller and Col. W. R. Stuart; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1890

Synonym:Carya illinoensis
Synonym:Carya pecan
Synonym:Hicoria pecan

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Edible Fruits and Nuts

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Good Fall Color

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant is resistant to deer
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive cavalrymedic On Jan 2, 2013, cavalrymedic from Newberry, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

This cultivar is popular and easy to find in North Florida and South Georgia. Slow but steady growth. Not precocious, maybe 8-10 years till first harvest. In north Florida it is resistant to Pecan Scab. The nuts are medium sized and quite good. Highly recommended. Pollinate with Elliot, Cape Fear, Desirable, or Mayhan. Looses all of it leaves by December and allows sunlight. Very shady in the summer.

Positive Farmerdill On Oct 11, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A very popular cultivar in this part of Georgia. A medium size nut with good flavor.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Newberry, Florida
Augusta, Georgia
Florence, Mississippi

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