Colby Pecan Carya illinoinensis 'Colby'

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Botanical Name:

Carya illinoinensis 'Colby'









Common Name:

Colby Pecan

50-100 feet
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  • Carya illinoinensis 'Colby'

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Growing Info, follow in order:
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.
In a Nutshell:
* 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. more...
* Some species possess characteristics that help them thrive in different conditions, humid, dry for example. more...

'Colby' is a cultivar of Carya illinoinensis, Hardy Pecan, and is a large shade tree that bears high quality pecans. This cultivar was selected in 1957 by A.S. Colby.

Produces good yields.

Colby is a mid to late spring flowering cultivar.

Trees start bearing nuts after 6-8 years.

This variety is highly recommended as rootstock.