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Campbell NC-4 Ultra Northern Pecan Seedling

Campbell NC-4 Ultra Northern Pecan Seedling

Species: Carya illinoensis

History: These are seedlings of the variety Campbell NC-4 which was selected by and named after local nut enthusiast Douglas Campbell from the Niagara area. It is a seedling of the variety Colby, from Illinois, and is considered an improvement with its nut size and earlier ripening period. It was registered with the USDA's National Collection of Genetic Resources - Pecans and Hickories Database in 1985. 

Why We Grow It: Although these seedlings won't be the exact same as Campbell NC-4, they will likely be relatively similar to their parent. The mother tree produces medium-sized nuts that are good for cracking. Like any other pecan, they can be used for cooking and baking!

Fruit Specs

Recommended Use: Cooking, baking

Fruit Size:

Storage: Keep up to nine months in the fridge

Harvest: October - Late

Growing Specs

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5b

Soil Preference: Rich loam

Flowering Time:

Bloom Colour:

Pollination Requirements: Requires at least one other pecan tree for pollination in order to produce nuts

Sun/Shade Requirements:

Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)

General Growth Habits:

Tree reaches 20-22m tall, produces relatively reliable crops

Shipping vs. Pick Up

CLICK HERE to see how shipping compares to pick up.

Shipping: Every year we ship thousands of trees across Canada (except BC due to CFIA regulations). We carefully bag roots in damp sawdust, then box them and send them out via courrier. CLICK HERE to see our shipping policy.

Pick-up: We also have thousands of trees picked up from our nursery each year. The pick-up options is free, though you must wait until you have been emailed a confirmation that your order is ready to pick up, which will have further information such as hours, locations, etc. We really appreciate if you can make an appointment to pick up, then we can be as organized as possible during our busy season.

Size at Purchase

Our ungrafted fruit tree seedlings, nut tree seedlings, berries, and other miscellaneous plants are categorized into the following sizes excluding the roots:

  • 5-15cm
  • 15cm+
  • 30cm+
  • 60cm+
  • 90cm+

All of these heights exclude the roots since seedlings and some berries will often have a lot of root growth but relatively little vegetative growth (ex. our Shagbark Hickories seedlings are often 5-15cm above the soil but will have roots that reach 20cm+ in length).

Not all of our berries and seedlings will be available in all of these grades since growth rate can vary significantly across species and even varieties. While we remain competitive in our plant size, it's also worth noting we don't use synthetic chemicals to push vegetative growth, therefore you may find conventional nursery stock larger in some instances comparatively. 

Why plant small? It's best to transplant when a plant is young so it can establish its roots before it has a lot of vegetative growth. This is much less stressful on it and bareroot plants tend to catch up and even surpass larger potted ones planted at the same time, after a few years.

Orders that are cancelled last minute due to size (being "too small"), will still incur the applicable cancellation fees if the plants are true to our grading standards as per the agreement of sale when the order was placed.

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