Desirable Pecan Tree | Type 1 Pollinator

Desirable Pecan Tree | Type 1 Pollinator

  • Shade tree

  • Harvest nuts

  • Attractive foliage

  • Type-1 pollinator

Regular price $29.99

  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
  • Ships in 2-3 business days
  • Buy direct from the grower
  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X

The Desirable Pecan cultivar thrives in humid climates, making it a prime tree selection for the hotter states, especially Florida. One of the most loved characteristics of Desirable tree is that it produces large, well-filled nuts, setting the standard in the Southeast. According to commercial orchards, Desirable is a favorite because they are large and and have good branching quality.

The Desirable pecan tree boasts continuous production of high-quality crops year after year. It even has the tendency to thin its own crops, reducing the stress on the tree and low-quality production habits. For most Southern orchards, the Desirable is, well, the most desirable cultivar! Desirale pecans are a favorite pecan variety for the large, round, well shaped nuts with excellent flavor.

However, this tree does has its flaws. The Desirable pecan variety is one of the most scab susceptible pecan cultivars. Therefore a rigid fungicide spraying system is highly recommended for best results. Buy pecan trees that will do well in your planting site.

The Desirable is a slower-yielding cultivar, and can take up to ten years before its first production. However, as the tree matures it exhibits higher yields. This is a Type-1 pollinator Pecan Tree and requires a Type 2 pecan tree to produce nuts. Some good options for cross pollinators are Stuart, Sumner, or Zinner. According to the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Desirable pecan is “one of the most valued cultivars as an established tree or in new plantings.”

Desirable Pecan Tree Information

Grows best in USDA growing zones 6-9 and can grow up to 70-100 feet tall. This pecan tree growth rate is extremely fast! It can grow up to 2 to 3 feet per year. It won’t be long until your fast growing pecan tree starts producing nuts!

The pecan tree is a great pick for home or commercial planting. A regular and heavy pecan producer, you can’t go wrong with this type 1 pollinator. The pecans are shaped and abundantly filled with excellent taste.

Grow in full sun for best results. Shop the Desirable Pecan tree for sale.

Check out our Pecan Grow Guide and How to Harvest pecans blog for information on planting and growing pecans!

Shipping information

Once your Desirable Pecan Tree | Type 1 Pollinator order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!



The Desirable Pecan needs a location is full sun where it will have great clearance for it’s large mature size to remain in full sun and with good airflow. Soil should be well drained and not soggy, but regular watering is essential for the life and productivity of any Pecan Tree, and especially important for a newly planted tree.

Pecans have a very deep root system and in order to be sufficiently hydrated, water should be given slowly and plentifully to achieve moisture at the necessary depth. Pests can be a concern for any Pecan variety so a pesticide, especially one that targets Aphids, should be kept on hand to apply when needed.


Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Desirable Pecan Tree, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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Botanical Name
Carya illinoinensis 'Desirable'

Full Sun

Foliage Color
Medium to dark green

Mature Width
70 ft

Mature Height
70-100 ft

Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

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