PECANS & ALMONDS
2-3+ ft tall grafted
trees with a 2 ft taproot and long feeder roots!
Wonderfully grown through the South, Choctaw
produces large 2”, high quality pecans high in oil content. Nuts are
produced in abundance consistently. A choice tree for the home yard being
resistant to scab and glossy dark green leaves in the summer that turn a
brilliant fall color.
Ripens in Sept. & Oct. Zones 7-9.
large soft shell nut with very good flavor and texture. The nut fills out
well, and production is heavy and consistent. The tree has disease
resistance. Pollinate with a Type 2 variety. Ripens in Oct. to Nov.
An old favorite, Stuart has large soft-shell
nuts that fill out well and bear heavily. The tree grows quickly and is
widely adaptable to many soils and areas. Pollinate with a Type 1 variety.
Ripens in Oct.
A higher yielding pecan tree
that has high disease-resistance to scab, great for the home orchardist
and self pollinating! The large papershell nuts are outstanding in size
and kernel percentage. Ripens in Sept to Oct.
How about harvesting almonds in your own
yard? Treat these cousins to the peach just like a peach tree for
planting, pruning and spraying.
This hardy variety of almond is one of the best for the
home garden since it has beautiful large pink blooms, late blooming yet
early ripening and is self-pollinating.
Ripens in July. (600-800 chill hours)
Pecans are a staple of the southern gardener. The trees grow
large (50+ ft.) and add beauty to any landscape. The nuts are used in so
many different ways such as salads, breads, butters and fresh out of the
shell. We enjoy them fresh year round by keeping them in the freezer.
Plant trees 60-90 ft. apart.
For cross-pollination, plant a Type 1
(Protagynous) variety with a Type 2 (Protandrous)
variety to coordinate the correct blooming sequence. A lot of fancy
talk for having one tree ready to shed pollen when the other is ready to receive
pollen. Bearing age can be 3 to 7 years, and will vary by variety and
area. Available zinc in the soil is very important for good nut formation;
consult your local Extension Service agent for recommendations. Our trees are a
2-3 ft. height with a 2 ft. tap root and far reaching feeder roots. Prepare a
2-3 ft. deep by 3 ft. wide hole. Mix soil with composted amendments and possibly
as they prefer a loose soil with a pH of 6.0-6.5.
information is available at
Hort on the Net
(We cannot ship Pecans &
Almonds to CA, WA or OR
due to their State Regulations)