[NAFEX] Pecan on hickory --> dwarfing?

Richard O'Barr aatopgunaa at mindspring.com
Tue Jan 7 20:55:03 EST 2003


Hicans are of course a cross between pecan and hickory, but these crosses
that I have grown were equally vigorous next to pecans of the same age.
                                              R. D. O'Barr
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lucky Pittman" <lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 07, 2003 9:11 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Pecan on hickory --> dwarfing?


> At 08:35 AM 1/7/2003 -0600, Richard wrote:
> >Regarding pecan on Hickory. It is reported to work with most hickories
and
> >las 20 years or so even with overgrowth. However there are some
tetraploid
> >hickories and I do not know how they would work.
>
> Well, then, pecan grafted onto a shagbark rootstock might work to keep
size
> down.  I don't know that shellbark would diminish tree size, as they tend
> to be quite vigorous growers, at least in my  neck of the woods.
> Fred Blankenship tells me that there are some hickory cultivars that
really
> "like" pecan - Yoder, Mitch Russell, etc., while others seem to be
> 'happier' on a hickory rootstock.  Wonder if some pecan cultivars would be
> recalcitrant on hickory?
>
> Lucky
>
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