The Gloria Grande Pecan tree cultivar is a favorite among commercial pecan growers and has one of the most consistent yields of all pecan varieties.
Discovered in South Carolina as a seedling of the Stuart Pecan, the Gloria Grande Pecan produces roughly 50 nuts per pound. It has a thick, strong shell, and 44% kernel content. It will produce medium to large nuts with a kernel that is firm with high oil 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 8-10 years to produce pecans and every year the nuts per pound will increase in number. Check out our How Long Does it Take to Produce Pecans blog for more information.
The Carya illinoinensis Gloria Grande is a Type-2 pollinator and requires to be pollinated with Type 1 like Desirable Pecan or Mandan Pecan to cross pollinate and produce nuts. The harvest date is in late October.
Gloria Grande Pecan Tree Information
Hardy in USDA growing zones 8-10 and appears widely planted across most of the southern United States. It does best with 300-500 chill hours. This is a large and easy nut tree to grow when planted in full sun or partial shade. It will also prove to be an excellent shade tree in your landscape and takes less pruning and training compared to its other pecan family members.
The Gloria Grande Pecan tree height is up to 75-100 feet tall and a 40-70 foot wide branch spread. It can grow up to 2-3 feet per year when established until reaching the size of a mature tree. This hardy pecan tree growth rate is extremely fast!
Soil should be deep and well watered the first few years of planting to establish a strong root system. The Gloria Grande papershell pecan tree cultivar will adapt and grow in moist and well drained soil types and prefers full sun or partial shade.
Fertilize annually at the top of the root ball for best pecan yields and to help protect against the elements. This pecan tree is the most scab resistant of any other pecan variety. It also has the lowest alternate bearing rate making it popular at commercial pecan farms.
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Check out our Pecan Grow Guide for more information on pecan fruit trees and planting pecans!
Once your Gloria Grande Pecan Tree | Type 2 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 (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.
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STUART PECAN TREE CARE:
The Stuart 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 Stuart 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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Medium to dark green
Growing Zones 8, 9, 10