Pecan Nut Trees are among the best of the multi-purpose trees providing a valuable nut crop and an excellent long-term investment. The trees are long lived and unlike other commercial crops don't have to be replaced in the short to mid term. Although most varieties are self pollinating (SP), planting 2 varieties one from each group will ensure optimum cross pollination. Pecan cultivars differ in the order male and female flowers mature. When pollen is shed early, before the female flowers are receptive, the cultiver is called protandrous (Type A), when pollen is shed late the cultivar is called protogynous (Type B).
Plant Information or Specifications
Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)
Learn about Pollination
Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
No Leaves (Deciduous)
April, May, June
Customer Comments on Pecan Tree
A friend in Texas told me they grow pecans there interplanted with cotton and grazed by geese, which help fertilise & keep weeds down | Kathy Boyes - Thebarton, SA 23-Oct-2008
Pecan - Western Schley
Grew a Western Schley in South Boulder WA. My bee's gave a 100% fruit set within two days of female flower opening even though 90% of male flowers had fallen of the tree. The production was fantastic. | Joe Slattery - Westdale, WA 17-Jul-2009
Pecan - Farm Fresh Nuts
Freeze nuts when storing,this keeps them naturally fresh,plant all varities on the west side of your block,allowing morning sunlight on your garden,shade after miday,excellent shade tree,also a fire retardent ,al the Pecan man. | Alan Bosanac - Maidavale, W.A. 22-Sep-2009
Pecans are apparently a type of hickory -- which is good for food smoking/preserving. See http://www.ehow.com/how_6021749_cut-pecan-wood-cooking.html | Gye Greene - Brisbane, QLD 22-Mar-2010
Another pecan-wood smoking site: http://www.academyfloor.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=16&chapter=0 (Save those prunings!) :) | Gye Greene - Brisbane, QLD 22-Mar-2010
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