McAllister Hican is a Pecan-Shellbark Hickory cross Carya illinoensis X laciniosa. This particular cross produces very large nuts that show characteristics of its Shellbark parentage. The nuts are oblong like a large pecan but ridged like a hickory nut. The shell has the distinctive mottled stripes that are commonly seen on pecans.
Hicans are richly flavored nuts that combine the flavor of both pecans and hickory nuts.
Hicans can be shy bearers setting fewer nuts than standard pecans. McAllister needs an abundance of water to fill out the extra large nuts.