Carya illinoinensis – Pecan Nut

A decidious tree growing to 20m at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone 5. 

The plant is self-fertile.

The pecan tree has grey bark that becomes reddish brown with age, developing narrow furrows and rough, angled ridges. Then trees have hard, reddish-brown wood that is used to make tool handles, flooring, veneer and furniture.

The meat from the nuts are sweet and delicious, they make an excellent dessert and are also often added to ice cream, and used in cakes etc.

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Maria is currently growing everything from seed that she can lay her hands on. Also playing with colours and textures to fulfill her garden desires...