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Burton Hican for sale

Burton Hican

Burton Hican

Carya ovata x illinoinensis Burton


Burton Hican is a rare cross between Shagbark Hickory and Pecan. Most Hickory x Pecan hybrids are not reliable producers but the Burton Hican produces large crops annually (in warmer climates). The medium sized nuts fall in between the Pecan and Hickory and are known for having a great flavor. They are well suited to fresh eating, cooking, and baking with a good storage life.

Hicans will carry features from both species. The Hickory influence causes earlier ripening times while the taste and productivity come from the Pecan. The Pecan genetics also cause the nuts to have a thinner shell that is easier to crack and the pecan-like shape makes kernel removal easier.

The Burton Hican is generally considered self pollinating but having a second variety for cross pollination will increase nut production. They have been known to cross pollinate with other Hicans, Shagbark Hickory, and some Pecans. Nut production is expected after 7-10 years.

Note: Plant this tree once. Due to its large tap root transplanting is not recommended.


Burton Hican - 1 Year Old

Burton Hican - 1 Year Old

Greenhouse-grown from seed, sorted for height and form.

True to seed, however natural diversity and variation may occur between seedlings.

Stock Type: 615A Plug (336 ml)
Age: 1 year (1+0)
Size: 10-33 cm (4-13")

Heights are quite variable

Burton Hican - 1 Year Old
Bundle of 2

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Burton Hican - 1 Year Old
Part Box of 10

Our new season begins in November


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Zone: 5b
Height: 21 m (70 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Hybrid: yes
Fuzz/fluff: no
Flavor: Hickory flavoured, rich
Harvest: Oct-Nov
Nuts: medium sized nut
Growth rate: slow
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: low

Other names: hican burton

Tags: All Items, Deciduous Trees, Feature Trees, NEW, Nut Trees, Shade Trees, SPECIALS, Wildlife Attracting

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Ships to USA: yes

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