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Just Us Nuts - Pecans
pecans

Pecans for Florida must meet one criterion: they must be scab resistant. Scab is a major cause of early leaf drop. Trees that don't hold their leaves until first frost can't store enough energy for the following year's crop. This is one reason pecans typically bear a heavy crop one year and a light one the next (commonly called alternate bearing). Another cause of alternate bearing is poor pollination. Pecans are wind pollinated, and rainy weather during bloom prevents the pollen from floating freely through the air from one tree to another, causing poor fruit set. Whether you say PEE-can like us Southerners, or PUH-can, like our refined neighbors up North, it's a great nut!

Pecan Cultivation

Pecans and Chestnuts prefer well-drained soils and part to full sun. Use a special pecan fertilizer to ensure your pecan gets enough zinc. Pecans prefer soils on the acid side, so check your soil pH. And remember, the trees will grow to be very large, so space 30 feet apart.



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Pecan Varieties (Carya illinoinensis)


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CADDO In terms of yield potential, The University of Georgia has found Caddo to be one of the best varieties they've tested. Caddo bears at an early age and continues to produce heavy yields as it matures without extreme alternate bearing years. Nuts are of high quality and medium sized. Produces 63-67 nuts per lb. Type I pecan, pollinate with Elliott, Moreland, Stuart or Sumner. Ripens mid October. Zones 5A-9A $49.99 3 gal (4-5ft).

CAPE FEAR A graceful, shapely long-lived tree that bears nuts at an early age and has good resistance to pecan scab. Kernels do not break when the shell is cracked. Produces 45 nuts per lb. Type I pecan, pollinate with Elliott, Moreland, Stuart or Sumner. Ripens late October. Zones 5A-9A $49.99 3 gal (4-5ft).

Elliott Pecan ELLIOTT Chance seedling discovered in Milton, FL by Henry Elliot when he bought the property in 1912. Excellent scab resistance with high quality meat in a small nut. A premium nut known for its plump, delicious and perfectly shaped halves. Produces 67-70 nuts per lb. Type II pecan, pollinate with Caddo, Cape Fear, Jackson or Oconee. Ripens in October. Zones 5A-9A. $49.99 3 gal (4-5ft).






Sorry, not available at this time. JACKSON Though not precocious (early bearing) or a particularly heavy producer, Jackson pecan trees have a willowy habit which makes them a lovely home orchard nut tree or shade tree. The light brown nuts are large, with excellent taste quality. The tree is moderately resistant to scab and leaf disease, but the nut is highly resistant to nut diseases. Produces 33-38 nuts per lb. Type I pecan, pollinate with Elliott, Moreland, Stuart or Sumner. Ripens in October. Zones 5A-9A. $49.99 3 gal(4-5ft).

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Moreland Pecan

MORELAND Possesses the qualities we feel the home grower or grove owner values most. An excellent disease-resistant tree that will produce large, top-quality nuts. In a test grove experiment run by the University of Florida, Moreland ranked with the top six cultivars for North and Central Florida out of 26 possible varieties. Moreland is a paper-shell of the same size and shape as Stuart. The nuts are heavy with excellent kernel fillout. Oil content is extremely high, which gives it an extra rich flavor and good keeping qualities. The trees are upright and willowy. Produces 60 nuts per lb. Type II pecan, pollinate with Caddo, Cape Fear, Jackson or Oconee. Ripens late October. Zones 5A-9A. $49.99 3 gal (4-5ft).


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OCONEE Released by the USDA in 1989, Oconee is a large, high quality nut and an excellent sheller (you get more unbroken halves!). Oconee is also early bearing - as early as the 5th year. Produces 48 nuts per lb. Type I pecan, pollinate with Elliott, Moreland, Stuart or Sumner. Ripens mid to late October. Zones 5A-9A. $49.99 3 gal(4-5ft).

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STUART Since 1892, Stuart has been the most widely known and planted pecan cultivar in the Southeast. Medium sized nuts. Produces 47-51 nuts per lb. Type II pecan, pollinate with Caddo, Cape Fear, Jackson or Oconee. Ripens late October to November. Zones 5A-9A. $49.99 3 gal (2-3ft).

SUMNER Discovered in Tifton, GA by Walter Sumner around 1932, Sumner produces large, good quality nut that are easy to crack. Produces 40-56 nuts per lb. Type II pecan, pollinate with Caddo, Cape Fear, Jackson or Oconee. Ripens in late October to November. Zones 5A-9A. $49.99 3 gal (4-5ft).


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