The Cape Fear pecan tree originated in Willard, North Carolina. It is a strong tree that retains its leaves late into autumn, making for a beautiful addition to the lawn. The Cape Fear is also known to be a prolific variety. The precocious nature of the Cape Fear pecan tree means that from a young age, you can expect large harvests. The Cape Fear ripens in mid to late October and is sure to attract wildlife to your yard. These pecan trees produce a large, thin shelled nut that cracks easily. The packing tissue around the kernel separates very cleanly, which makes shelling trouble-free. Cape Fear averages 55 nuts per pound. The 51% kernels range in color from cream to golden, and are light and attractive. The Cape Fear pecan tree has a good resistance to pecan scab and an average resistance to other leaf diseases. Cape Fear should be cross-pollinated with a Type II pecan tree such as the Forkert, Stuart or Sumner. Cape Fear also make an excellent pollinator variety for many other pecan trees because of its long pollen shed period. More information about planting and growing pecan trees is available from Bass. See below to check out the latest edition of our Planting Guide.