The Elliot pecan tree is known for its deliciously tasty sweet flavored pecans. Originating in Santa Rose County Florida, this cultivar continues to grow in market acceptance thanks to its flavorful production. The first Elliot pecan seedling was planted in Milton, Florida by a Henry Elliot, an American lumberman.
The Elliot pecan tree has proven again and again to be incredibly scab and disease resistant. This makes it a very low-maintenance tree once planted. High scab resistance makes it a good choice for home orchard plantings. This cultivar thrives in warmer weather and will begin maturation and nut production in October.
Its tear-dropped shaped nuts will shell to reveal light golden kernels at 72 nuts per pound and 51% kernel. The nut quality and nut size is impeccable. This tree gets up to 100 feet tall at full maturity and has a 70 foot branch span. Produces it’s nuts from November to February. The Elliot pecan can be grown in most of the southeastern United States in USDA planting zones 6-9.
The Elliot pecan tree is vigorous and strong and features deep taproots and sturdy root growth. The Elliot can be planted in full sun or partial shade.
Plant the pecan tree in deep, moist, and well-drained soil. It is partially drought tolerant, just be sure to water well during the first few years of planting to establish a strong root system.
We’ll tell you all about this in our Pecan Planting Guide. The Elliot tree is one of the most disease resistant pecan trees.
It’s one of our favorite pecan cultivars and one of the most popular pecan varieties!
Carya Illinoinensis 'Elliot'
- Harvest nuts
- Disease resistant
- Shade tree
- Attractive foliage
- Type-2 pollinator