Pecan Carya IllinoensisPecan (Carya illinoensis) can be found in bottomland woods. It is located along the Mississippi River. It can also be found along the Des Moines River in Kossuth county, possibly planted by native Americans.

Hardiness: Zones 6 through 9

Growth Rate: Moderate

Mature Shape: Ovular

Height: 70-100 feet

Width: 40-75 feet

Site Requirements: Prefers deep moist well drained soils

Flowering Dates: March - May

Seed Dispersal Dates: September - December

Seed Bearing Age: 10 to 20 years

Seed Bearing Frequency: Every 1 to 2 years

Seed Stratification: Prechill for 3 months at 34°F to 40°F