(Carya illinoisensis) These grafted trees are an early ripening genetic material of pecan from the Northern most range of native pecan in Illinois. This strain is worthy of trial in cold winter areas not normally suited to pecans. Western Washington lacks necessary heat to ripen pecans but, they can ripen in the warmest regions of Eastern Washington. Northern Pecan Trees are hardy to Zone 4-9.
Plant availability by Season
Winter / Spring
Excellent quality, very large and flavorful nuts with thin easy to crack shells, high meat to shell ratio. Male and female flowers bloom late and overlap. Self fertile and a good pollinator for Pawnee and other varieties, ripens early. Mohawk pecan will grow in Zone 6-9 but needs a long hot summer to ripen. Western Oregon and Washington don't get enough heat to ripen them.
Productive of large, plump, high quality nuts (58% kernel). Good pollinator for Kanza and Colby and is somewhat self-fertile. Scab and aphid resistant. Pawnee Northern Pecan is a compact variety, only 30 ft. tall and wide at maturity.