Carya Illinoensis (Latin name) is part of the walnut family, it is a beautiful tree with fast growth, with dried fruit, it can also be grown as an ornamental tree for the shade, its duration of Life is quite long, like walnut.
Originally from North America, pecan trees are very hardy, older trees can tolerate up to -32 ° C, and young trees tolerate up to -20 ° C Only young leaves are susceptible to frost, but this is not a problem because leaves only grow in late spring, usually after the ice saints.
The Pecan tree is not difficult for the nature of the soil because its swiveling roots have the ability to go for moisture deep in the soil.
The Pecan tree is monoecious, so there are male and female flowers on the same tree that can be pollinated by feeders, but like all fruit trees, cross-pollination with another individual improves yield. Pecan tree generally require a cold winter period of at least 500 hours per year, in this case the flowering occurs in the form of kittens in early summer, followed by a cluster of 2 to 10 pecans nuts, to arrive at term fruits need a hot and long summer which is becoming more and more the case in our regions, pecan nuts is coming to maturity in late fall.
Spacing plants from 10 to 20 m, digging a deep hole to help the pivot root to settle quickly, no fertilizer is needed, only mulching is useful in the first year to maintain moisture and protect from cold of the first winter.