The Pawnee pecan is one of the most planted and beloved pecan trees in the US due to its yield potential for high-quality nut size and early season harvest dates.
This pecan tree variety is a cross between the Mohawk and Starking Hardy Giant varieties. Its early maturity makes it an optimum choice for shorter growing seasons.
Produces 56 nuts per lb with 54% kernel 2-3 weeks earlier than most other pecan varieties.
The pecans ripen around October and the excellent kernel color and quality of the large, thin-shelled nuts make them easily crackable and able to enjoy. Perfect for around the house or in a pie for the holiday season.
The Pawnee pecan tree has outstanding resistance to yellow aphids and is moderately scab resistant. This cultivar is also extremely heat-tolerant, making it a great Southern tree.
The Pawnee thrives planted in full sun to partial shade and can tolerate a variety of soil types though. Well-draining soil is best though for root development. This is a Type 1 pollinator and requires a Type 2 like Elliot Pecan, Stuart Pecan, or Sumner Pecan to produce nuts and pawnee pecan tree pollination.
The Pawnee pecan tree size can reach a height of up to 20-30 feet tall at maturity. Grow across the United States in USDA plant hardiness zones 6-9. Water regularly the first year to establish a strong root system.
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Carya illinoinensis 'Pawnee'
- Harvest nuts
- Shade tree
- Attractive foliage
- Type-1 pollinator