The Stuart pecan cultivar is an old time favorite among pecan varieties and is one of the most popular trees seen in the Southeastern US.
This pecan variety is a sturdy, upright tree, and takes less pruning and training compared to its other pecan family members. The Stuart pecan nuts are medium sized but probably larger than those bought in the store. It produce roughly 50-55 nuts per pound. It has a thick, strong shell, and 45% kernel content.
One consideration is that this pecan variety can take a bit longer to start producing nuts compared to other cultivars. Nut production could take 6 years to produce pecans and every year the nuts per pound will increase in number.
Hardy in USDA growing zones 6-9 and appears widely planted across most of the southern United States. This is a large and easy tree to grow when planted in full sun. It can grow up to 70-100 feet tall and 70 feet wide branch spread.
Will produce large nuts with a kernel that is plump and firm textured once established. They are also easy to crack open with the right tool.
Soil should be deep and well watered the first few year of planting to establish a strong root system. The Stuart pecan tree cultivar will adapt and grow in moist and well drained soil types and prefers full sun or partial shade.
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Carya illinoinensis 'Stuart'
- Harvest nuts
- Shade tree
- Attractive foliage
- Type-2 pollinator