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Carya hybrids - Various

Common Name Hybrid and neohybrid hickories
Family Juglandaceae
USDA hardiness 4-11
Known Hazards None Known
Habitats Not native
Range Hybrid origin.
Edibility Rating    (4 of 5)
Other Uses    (3 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (3 of 5)
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Carya hybrids Hybrid and neohybrid hickories


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Carya hybrids Hybrid and neohybrid hickories
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Summary

Carya hybrids or hickory hybrids are being developed to produce larger nuts, better flavours and thinner shells. The Carya (hickory) genus includes up to 19 species. Some are native to China, Indochina, and India (Assam), the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Grown for their edible nuts and wood.


Physical Characteristics

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Carya hybrids is a deciduous Tree growing to 40 m (131ft) by 35 m (114ft) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Many. See individual species.

Habitats

Edible Uses

Carbon Farming Solutions - Staple Crop: oil (The term staple crop typically refers to a food that is eaten routinely and accounts for a dominant part of people's diets in a particular region of the world) [1-1].

Medicinal Uses

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Other Uses

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Cultivation details

Management: Standard  Minor Global Crop  Staple Crop: Oil

Climate: cold temperate to subtropical, tropical highlands. Humidity: humid. Carbon Farming Solutions - Cultivation: minor global crops. Management: standard (Describes the non-destructive management systems that are used in cultivation) [1-1]. .

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Propagation

Seed - requires a period of cold stratification. It is best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe[78]. Stored seed should be kept moist (but not wet) prior to sowing and should be sown in a cold frame as soon as possible[78]. Where possible, sow 1 or 2 seeds only in each deep pot and thin to the best seedling. If you need to transplant the seedlings, then do this as soon as they are large enough to handle, once more using deep pots to accommodate the tap root. Put the plants into their permanent positions as soon as possible, preferably in their first summer, and give them some protection from the cold for at least the first winter[78, K]. Seed can also be sown in situ so long as protection is given from mice etc and the seed is given some protection from cold[200] (a plastic bottle with the top and bottom removed and a wire mesh top fitted to keep the mice out is ideal)

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Carya hybrids. Hickory, Pignut, Pecan

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

The Carya (hickory) genus includes up to 19 species. Some are native to China, Indochina, and India (Assam), the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

None Known

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Carya aquaticaWater Hickory10
Carya buckleyiBlack hickory20
Carya carolinae-septentrionalisSouthern Shagbark, Southern shagbark hickory20
Carya cathayensisChinese Hickory30
Carya cordiformisBitternut, Bitternut hickory, Swamp Hickory31
Carya floridanaScrub Hickory20
Carya glabraSweet Pignut, Pignut hickory, Broom Hickory, Pignut Hickory30
Carya glabra megacarpaCoastal Pignut Hickory30
Carya illinoinensisPecan41
Carya laciniosaShellbark Hickory31
Carya myristiciformisNutmeg Hickory20
Carya ovalisSweet Pignut30
Carya ovataShagbark Hickory31
Carya pallidaSand Hickory31
Carya texanaBlack Hickory20
Carya tomentosaMockernut,White Heart Hickory, Mockernut Hickory31
Carya x laneyi 30
Platycarya strobilacea 10
Pterocarya fraxinifoliaCaucasian Wingnut11
Pterocarya rhoifoliaJapanese Wingnut10
Pterocarya stenopteraChinese wingnut02
Sclerocarya birreaMarula33

 

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