The Sumner Pecan tree is a great choice if you are looking for strong tree to provide high yields of delicious, home grown pecans!
The Sumner trees produce large-sized nuts that yield around 52 nuts per pound with 52% kernel and wonderful taste. The thin shell are known as papershell pecan trees.
This pecan cultivar is scab and disease resistant and is a great choice for backyard planting or for growing shade trees. This is a Type-2 pollinator and requires a Type-1 to cross pollinate and produce nuts.
Regular watering is a necessity during its first growing season to establish a strong root system, as well as minimal pruning done in the winter to encourage spring growth.
Planting Pecan Trees
Sumner trees prefer full sun and have a fall harvest date. These trees were discovered in Tifton, Ga in 1932 by Walter Sumner. They have been gracing the southern United States with their high quality paper shell nuts that are easy to crack open and enjoy immediately.
Grow this pecan variety in USDA hardiness zones 6-9. Its mature pecan nuts ripen in early October to late October. A slow release fertilizer at the top of the root ball during planting will help with root development the first year of planting.
Newly planted pecan trees will need extensive watering to maintain their large root systems once the tree starts growing. It will grow up to 50-70 feet tall and 40-60 feet wide as a mature tree. The Sumner features an upright habitat and prefers deep, moist, well-drained soil.
Please note, we do not ship bare root trees. They are rooted in a container with soil and have established tap roots.
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Check out our Pecan Grow Guide for more info on growing and planting pecan nut trees!
Carya illinoinensis 'Sumner'
- Harvest nuts
- Shade tree
- Disease resistant
- Type-2 pollinator