Pecan 11

Scientific Name

Carya illinoenensis
Juglandaceae

Characteristics

The Pecan is a large deciduous tree growing up to 131 feet with a typical spread of up to 75 feet. The seeds of the pecan are edible, with a rich, buttery flavor. They can be eaten fresh or used in cooking, particularly in sweet desserts. Generally, two or more trees of different cultivars must be present to pollinate each other for the fruit to be present.