Factsheet N11: Hicans


So-called ‘hicans’ are hybrids of pecan (Carya illinoensis) with other hickory species. Such hybrids occur naturally in areas of the USA, and others are bred deliberately – the aim being to produce a nut tree having the hardiness of hickory with the productiveness of the pecan and good quality nuts.
Most hicans are crosses of pecan with either shellbark hickory (Carya laciniosa) or shagbark hickory (C.ovata); also occasionally with bitternut hickory (C.cordiformis).

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