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Clusters of the Cape Fear pecans begin to ripen in October, and this particular selection is very popular for orchard growers who want to have nuts for sale for the early Thanksgiving market. The nut kernels of the Cape Fear pecan are large in size, numbering 55 nuts per pound, and this papershell pecan has a high shell out rate that varies from 50-55% kernel. The Cape Fear Pecan tree is recommended for orchard growing from Northern Florida to North Carolina and is a especially recommended for the States of North Carolina and South Carolina, where Dr.Smit at Willard Horticultural Department in North Carolina released this papershell cultivar to nurseries to sell to customers all over the United States.

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��Pecan tarts are very popular as a dessert item for Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday festivities. The nuts of the Cape Fear Pecan tree are well filled out with plump kernels, and the pecan kernels are covered with a thin papershell that is easy to shell, because the Cape Fear pecan shells out into perfect halves it is a very popular nut when toasted, salted or roasted and the aroma of the toasted pecans is very distinctive as well as the flavor. The Cape Fear Pecan Tree is especially recommended for growing and planting in South Texas where the trees bear at an early age with high yields. The Cape Fear pecan tree variety was recommended in 1990 for commercial plantings in AR, LA and MS.

��This Cape Fear Pecan tree was planted at the Ponder Farm at the Tifton, Georgia Experimental Station test site and reached a production of 160 lbs when 15 years old. The Cape Fear Pecan tree has a high yield with strong disease resistance and strong limbs that are vigorous and exhibit an upright, open type growth, and the kernels are delicious with a high oil content pressed from consistent straw-yellow colored kernels. The Cape Fear papershell pecan tree is thought to be a good breeder and a good pollinator for other pecan cultivars. The tree produces a papershell pecan that easily shells out, mostly in halves.


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Cape Fear / Desirable Pecan Tree 1 April 5, 2016
Reviewer: from Smithfield, NC United States  
I don't know which tree is which. There were two tags in the box but not on either tree. So I have a 50-50 chance of knowing. I am not sure how you measure the heigth of a tree. These were 7 ' from bottom of root to top. One tree, had 3 main roots that came into one root that had a big gash torn out. The total root was 1 1/2 foot. No small roots at all.

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nice tree March 11, 2016
Reviewer: JP HATCH from Culleoka, TN United States  
good roots and tree but the graft was not healed well have to watch it

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6-7' Cape Fear Pecan Tree March 17, 2015
Reviewer: John Palatinus from Knoxville, TN United States  
Looked good on arrival.  Trunk and roots were pruned prior to shipping so it won't arrive with a 6' trunk.

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Healthy Trees Timely Delivery February 24, 2015
Reviewer: Karen Holbrook from Southport, NC United States  
My pecan trees arrived during the coldest week of the year.  They were nicely bundled in their shipping container and stayed there for about 5 days until the weather warmed enough for planting.  The pecan trees had been grafted to a sturdy root stock and looked very hardy.  The planting instructions were excellent.   We followed them to the letter and now are waiting for spring to bring the trees out of their winter sleep.

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Crooked Pecan February 9, 2015
Reviewer: David Lee from Beulaville, NC United States  
The tree is mighty crooked. I'll have to tie it to a stake and try to straighten it out.

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