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Standard on Pecan Seedling rootstock.
Chill hours: 250
Harvest: November 1 - December 1
Looks: Long, tapered, medium sized nuts with thin shells.
Personality: Fine quality.
Facts of note: Less fussy about soil and nutrition than other pecan varieties. A lovely hardy tree with attractive foilage for shade. This variety thrives in the southwest and is productive even in arid climates. Seedling selection made by E. E. Risien, of San Saba County, TX, introduced around 1924.
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. Can be tricky to grow and are subject to a more limited bareroot guarantee limited to 50% of the purchase price (see page 37 for more details). Trees are 2 years old, and should begin to fruit in their 7th-9th year.
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.
Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Almond, Mulberry, Walnut, Persimmon, and Jujube -- 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.