Kiowa Pecan Tree | Type 2 Pollinator

Kiowa Pecan Tree | Type 2 Pollinator

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  • Harvest nuts

  • High-yielding crops

  • Shade tree

  • Type-2 pollinator

Regular price $29.99

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  • 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 Kiowa Pecan Tree is a lush choice for any landscape and produces delicious, robust nuts, making it a win-win situation for any gardener!

This cultivar of the pecan tree family is well known for its hearty nut size, lusciously plump kernels, and good resistance to disease. The Kiowa Pecan tree originated in Texas and is one of the most precocious members of the pecan cultivars. It is a cross between Mahan x Desirable.

The tree produces heavily as a young tree and is easy to train its structure into a central leader. The harvest date for these large pecans is in the fall. Although some years as a mature tree it may have a tendency to overbear and in these years nut quality could suffer. Mechanical shaking can help alleviate this problem during years of excessive nut production.

The Kiowa features 48 nuts per pound with 53% kernel. Its lush green foliage adds a touch of class to any landscape.  Its low-maintenance requirements make it an exceptionally easy tree to plant in your yard.  It will continue to offer beautiful foliage and delicious nuts for years to come.

Kiowa Pecan Tree Information

The Kiowa Pecan tree is a Type-2 pollinator and requires a Type-1, such as the Cape Fear, Creek, Desirable or Mandan to produce pecans. Scab resistance is varying with some locations reporting susceptibility to scab and others reporting high scab resistance.

Grows best in USDA planting zones 6-9 across the southern United States. Grows exceptionally well in warm climates including Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Texas.

Plant the Kiowa tree in full sun and well drained soil to produce high quality nuts with large size. Has a large, extensive root system. Mulching to the top of the root ball will help maintain moisture. These trees needs lots of water as young trees.

Shop our Kiowa Pecan tree for sale for large high quality pecans.

Learn more in our Pecan Grow Guide for all you need to know about pecans!

Shipping information

Once your Kiowa 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

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 Kiowa 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 Kiowa 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 'Kiowa'

Full Sun

Foliage Color

Mature Width
70 ft

Mature Height
70-100 ft

Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

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James B.

My Kiowa pecan has turned into an amazing shade tree. I have several varieties and this is by far my favorite.

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