The Cape Fear Pecan tree originated in North Carolina. It is protandrous (Type 1) and typically starts bearing at a young age. Pollen shedding in 'Cape Fear' is very early. 'Elliott' or 'Stuart' are fair pollinizers for 'Cape Fear' and vice versa. Cape Fear Pecan trees are vigorous and upright with an opened growth habit. It is a strong tree with a deep taproot. 'Cape Fear' has been a consistent producer at the North Florida Research Center in Monticello. Nut weight is typically 7.5 to 8.2 g (58 nuts per pound) with a 55% kernel. Kernel color is light and attractive. Nut shape is broad oval to oblong. Shell thickness is medium-thin. Resistance to scab is good, and resistance to other leaf diseases is fair.