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Mahan Pecan Tree (Standard) - FT194

Mahan Pecan Tree
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  • Cannot be combined with other items in a package, due either to its size or manufacturer packaging.
  • Free shipping within the Continental US for each full box of 10 bare root trees. $20 flat rate shipping for each partial box of 1-9 trees. Excludes potted fruit trees. Nut trees and multi-graft trees count as 2 trees when calculating box capacity.
  • Not registered for sale in: HI, AK, PR
  • Sold out for the season. Available again in January 2016.


When placing your bare root orders, please be aware that AS SOON as the trees/plants are available to ship (Dec. for trees, Jan. for plants), we will begin shipping IMMEDIATELY - no matter where you are located !!!

There are several factors why we must ship immediately:

  • We can only ship bare root items when they are dormant. With us being located in CA, trees/plants can come out of dormancy well before the rest of the nation is ready to plant.
  • We receive our bare root items in successive deliveries. We need to move them out quickly, as our space is limited.
  • It is very challenging, if not impossible, to keep track of who gets what when dealing with ten's of thousands of trees/plants and 200 varieties over 3 months, hence we must adhere to our policy.


When your order arrives, you should remove it from the outside elements before nightfall. If you will not be present at the destination when the order will be delivered, you should either ship the order to another location or make sure someone will be there to take care of your order.

While your order is hardy enough to withstand freezing temperatures in its box, you definitely should not leave it outside in sub-zero temperatures for days on end.

AS IMPORTANTLY, you then need to open the box, remove the trees/plants from their plastic bag, store them in a basement, cellar or garage, covering their roots with sand, dirt, sawdust or wood chips (do not use cedar that is toxic to the trees) and keep them moist until you are able to plant them in the ground in Spring.

Standard on Pecan Seedling rootstock.

  • Zones: 6-9
  • Chill hours: 250
  • Harvest: November 15 - December 10
  • Looks: The largest pecan with a thin shell
  • Personality: Fine quality
  • Pollination: Self-pollinated

Facts of note: The nuts are very late maturing and often shells out in perfect halves. Does well in low desert climates with lots of water. A very old variety of pecan selected in 1927 for its large size and thin shell. Mahan is a parent of many modern pecan varieties.

Big, elegant trees native to America from Texas to Illinois. Planting a pecan tree can provide you with a yearly supply of delicious, healthful nuts. A pecan tree can grow to be 100 feet tall and the crown spreads out widely, so be aware of placement. When choosing a location for planting a pecan tree, be sure to pick a spot that provides deep, fertile soil with sufficient water, pecans struggle in shallow soil. In some of the southern states, pecan trees grow wild along creeks and rivers as they like water and will struggle if there is not sufficient water.

Trees are 2 years old, and should begin to fruit in their 7th-9th year. Can be tricky to grow and are excluded from the bareroot guarantee.

When planting Pecans, it is of paramount importance that the entire tap root is buried up to the previous soil line. If the plant is not planted deep enough the tree will desiccate and not want to leaf out. Also, it's not unheard of for pecans to stay dormant until the end of summer. Many pecans leaf out at the end of August/beginning of September, and some pecans stay dormant a whole year and don't leaf out until the next year. The trees should not be on daily irrigation while the roots are still trying to establish and don't need this amount of water.

Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Mulberry, Pecan, Persimmon, Quince, and Walnut -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January unless you ask us to split your shipments and agree to pay any additional shipping charges resulting from two separate shipments.

Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests. Another great resource is the Planting and Growing Guide for fruit and nut trees.

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