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Pecan - Carya illinoinensis TREE Seeds - WILD COLLECTION VARIETY - Great Shade Tree - Cold Hardy To Zone 6

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  1. Pecan - Carya illinoinensis (wild collection)

     
    Pecans are an excellent source of manganese and a good source of protein and unsaturated fats. Likewalnuts, pecans are rich in omega-6 fatty acids, although pecans contain about half as much omega-6 as walnuts.
     
    A diet rich in seeds can lower the risk of gallstones in women.  The antioxidants and plant sterols found in pecans reduce high cholesterol by reducing the "bad" LDL cholesterol levels.
    Clinical research published in the Journal of Nutrition (September 2001) found that eating about a handful of pecans each day may help lower cholesterol levels similar to what is often seen with cholesterol-lowering medications. Research conducted at the University of Georgia has also confirmed that pecans contain plant sterols, which are known for their cholesterol-lowering ability. Pecans may also play a role in neurological health. Eating pecans daily may delay age-related muscle nerve degeneration, according to a study conducted at the University of Massachusetts and published in Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research
     
    Prefers a deep moisture-retentive loam in a sunny sheltered position, requiring a good summer for best development. Tolerates a pH in the range 4.5 to 8.3. Trees are fairly fast growing. Trees do not grow very well in Britain, requiring hotter summers than are normally experienced here in order to fruit and fully ripen their wood. However, a tree at Cambridge botanical gardens was 20 metres tall in 1985. Trees are said to be hardy to about -12°c, the same report also says that they are hardy to zone 5, which would experience considerably lower temperatures than this. Trees are probably much hardier when grown in areas with hot summers. In the wild, trees grow best in areas where summer temperatures average 24 - 30°c and the humidity is high.
     
    Botanical Name:Carya illinoinensis wild collection
    Family:Juglandaceae
    Genus:Carya
    Species:illinoinensis
    Variety:wild collection
    Common Name:Pecan
    Height:65-130 feet
    Minimum Hardiness Zone: genus 6
     
    Characteristics
    Specimen Tree
    Wildlife Food
    Drought Tolerant
    Heat Tolerant
    Edible Fruit/Nuts
    Shade Tree
    Crop Plant
    Deer Attractant
     
     
    * The pecan (pronounced /p??k??n/ , /p??kæn/ , or /?pi?kæn/ ), Carya illinoinensis or illinoensis , is a species of hickory , native to south-central North America , in Mexico from Coahuila south to Jalisco and Veracruz , in the United States from southern Iowa , Illinois and Indiana east to western Kentucky , North Carolina , South Carolina and western Tennessee , south through Georgia , Alabama , Mississippi , Louisiana , Texas , Oklahoma , Arkansas and Florida , and west into New Mexico . 
     
    * A tall, straight-trunked tree, fastest growing of the hickories; likes deep, rich soil; native to central midwest south to Mexico. Wild collected seed will produce smaller harder shelled nuts.
     
    * Trees are probably much hardier when grown in areas with hot summers. In the wild, trees grow best in areas where summer temperatures average 24 - 30°c and the humidity is high.
     
     
    Growing Info:
    Scarification:Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours, repeat process daily for 4 days.
    Stratification:cold stratify for 90 days.
    Germination:sow 1-2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

 

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