Pecan trees can be a fun and rewarding nut tree for backyard enthusiasts and orchardists alike! You can buy pecan trees online at Perfect Plants today.
These trees may take a few years to start producing nuts but once they do you will be satisfied with plenty of pecan nuts to go around.
Hardy pecan trees are a specialty of ours here at Perfect Plants and we are proud to offer 14 southern pecan tree varieties. These types of pecan trees can be grown across the United States in USDA growing zones 5-9.
These fast growing trees get extremely tall with sizes of 70 to100 feet tall at maturity. This will take several years to accomplish. Choose a planting site that can handle huge root development. Our grafted rootstock will start producing pecans in as little as 4 years.
We also offer smaller sized dwarf pecan tree varieties, perfect for backyard orchards such as Pawnee Pecan, Sumner Pecan, or Zinner Pecan. Growing pecan trees in an orchard? These paper shell pecan trees are a great choice for that too.
These trees do not ship bare root for the safety and health of the trees. They are rooted in their nursery container with soil. We offer 2 different sizes of most of these pecans: 4x4x10 inch pots or in 5 gallon pots.
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All our blog posts on Pecan Trees will help lead you in the right direction for these easy to grow fruit trees.
Can You Eat Pecans From A Pecan Tree?
Absolutely! All varieties of pecans are edible, so that’s exactly what they’re for. Pecans are a tasty treat to eat on their own, but most pecan tree enthusiasts will insist on trying them in different recipes. Everyone loves desserts like pecan pie, candied pecans, or even pecan pancakes.
Pecan Tree Care
How to Grow a Pecan Tree
When growing pecan trees you want to make sure you have a planting site with all the right growing conditions. Your planting site will need at least six hours of sunlight, well-draining soil and you will need to dig a hole that’s at least two times the size of the root ball. Once you have your site you will need to have at least two types of pecan trees: type one and type two. Without both varieties, your pecan trees won’t produce pecans.
How to Plant a Pecan Tree
To plant pecan trees you first want to make sure your planting site is set. Once it’s ready make a hole that's twice the size of the tree's root ball and fill a couple of inches with new soil. Next, take your tree and place it in the hole ensuring that the top of the root ball is flush with the ground. Finally, backfill the hole with soil and water thoroughly.
When to Plant Pecan Trees
The best time to plant a pecan tree is in early spring when the weather and soil conditions are at their best and just in time for the growing season. Bare root pecan trees can be planted in late winter.
Where Do Pecan Trees Grow Best
Pecan trees are best grown in Southern states where temperatures don’t get too cold. Most pecan tree varieties can grow across the United States in USDA zones 6-9. Occasionally, they can grow in zone 5.
How to Fertilize Pecan Trees
The best fertilizer for pecan trees is an all-purpose slow release fertilizer. Apply the pecan tree fertilizer according to the directions on the product.
When to Fertilize Pecan Trees
The best time to fertilize pecan trees is in early spring when the trees are coming out of dormancy and are preparing for the growing season.
Pruning Pecan Trees
When pruning your pecan tree you want to prune your tree at the end of winter right before new buds start to form. When pruning you want to trim off any branches that are dead, diseased, broken, or crossing.
Do You Need 2 Pecan Trees To Produce Nuts?
You’ll need multiple cultivators for your pecan trees to continuously produce nuts. Pecan trees require cross pollination for a bountiful harvest, so try to buy a couple of different varieties to improve yield. Some of the most popular cultivars are the Elliot pecan trees and the Lakota pecan trees.
How Much Space Do You Need For A Pecan Tree?
Depending on how big the full grown pecan tree will become, you may need 50 feet or more between each. Some full grown pecan trees are between 40 and 70 feet wide, so they’ll need enough room to expand. Find out how much space you need per acre to plant pecan trees.
How Fast Do Pecan Trees Grow
The pecan tree growth rate is about 1 to 2 feet per year. Fertilizing regularly will help speed growth rates.
When Do Pecan Trees Bloom
Pecan trees bloom in the spring, showing their beautiful pecan tree flowers and catkins, preparing for fruit in summer and fall. Pecan trees will usually stop blooming by the end of the season as the pecans start to fill in.
How Long Do Pecan Trees Live
The pecan tree lifespan can range up to 300 years! Most pecan trees will produce pecans for 100 years or more without issue.
How Long Does It Take a Pecan Tree to Produce
A non-grafted tree can take 10 to 15 years to produce fruit, but at Perfect Plants, we make it easy by offering grafted trees that only take 3 to 4 years to produce their first pecans.
Do Pecan Trees Produce Every Year
Pecan trees can produce pecans yearly, but heavy production will only occur alternating years. This is known as alternate bearing where there's a light pecan tree nut crop every other year.
How to Make a Pecan Tree Produce
The best thing to do if your pecan tree isn’t producing pecans is to fertilize your plant. Most times pecan trees can’t produce due to a lack of nutrients. Try some of our planting mixes to help your pecan tree reach its full size.
How to Keep Squirrels Out of Pecan Trees
If you’re having problems with squirrels in your pecan trees you can stop them by using these three tactics. One you can trim the branches so that they’re further apart. Two you can put a pest deterrent at the base of the tree. Lastly, you can add wire, structures, or other barriers to keep squirrels away.
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