Source of plant
John Brittain of Nolin River Nut Tree Nursery, Upton, KY, and Brian Caldwell who has a nut tree orchard in West Danby, NY feel this tree is an exceptional producer of good quality nuts. However, they agree it is not 'Burton' nor is it a Hican (pecan X shagbark or shellbark). Their guess is it is a shagbark X shellbark hybrid. Brian mailed John nuts collected in the fall of 1996. John writes that he intends to propagate this tree (he does not mention if he intends to request scionwood for grafting or if he plans to germinate the nuts) and introduce it as Carya 'Cornell.'
USDA Hardiness Zone