Needs a Type 2 Pecan Tree for Cross-Pollination
Due to strict agricultural laws, we CANNOT ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, or Alaska.
Type 1 Pecan

Gafford Pecan Tree

100% Shipped in Pot, Just like buying in person.

The robust Gafford Pecan Tree is prized for its abundant nut harvest and resilient growth. Secure your own fruitful bounty today with an easy online order.


Cold Hardy 0-5°
Growing Zone 7A - 9A
Pollinator Needs a Type II Pecan Tree for Cross-Pollination
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Product Description

Gafford Pecan Tree: Harvest Homegrown Heirlooms

About the Fruit

The Gafford Pecan is a treasured variety that offers a bounty of rich, buttery nuts encased in smooth, easy-to-crack shells. These pecans are known for their generous size and exceptional flavor, making them perfect for baking, snacking, or sharing with loved ones. The Gafford’s nuts are not only delicious but also packed with healthy fats, antioxidants, and proteins, making them a nutritious addition to any diet.

What to Know About the Tree

Standing tall and stately, the Gafford Pecan Tree is a deciduous giant that can grace your landscape with its majestic presence. This hardy tree features lush, green foliage that transitions to golden hues in the fall, providing seasonal interest. With its strong, spreading branches, it also offers welcome shade in the summer months. The Gafford Pecan is a low-maintenance variety, resistant to many diseases that commonly affect other pecan trees, making it a resilient choice for growers.

Harvest Season

Anticipation peaks in the autumn as the Gafford Pecan Tree’s harvest season arrives. As the leaves begin to turn, clusters of pecans mature, ready to be gathered. This period of abundance is not only a time for collection but also an opportunity to witness the spectacle of your tree laden with golden nuts, a true celebration of nature’s generosity.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine a fruitscape™ where the Gafford Pecan Tree takes center stage, transforming your outdoor area into an orchard oasis. This tree is not only a producer of delectable nuts but also a striking feature that enhances the beauty of your home garden. Its robust form and seasonal color changes make it an ideal choice for any fruitscape™, blending seamlessly with other exotic plants or as a singular, grand statement. Embrace the joys of homegrown pecans and elevate the aesthetic of your outdoor living space with this magnificent, fruitful addition.

At Just Fruits and Exotics, we guarantee that your Gafford Pecan Tree will arrive 100% in pot, ensuring a seamless transition from our family-run nursery to your garden. Superior packaging and easy shipping reflect our commitment to your satisfaction. Trust in our reputation as a nationally renowned online nursery to provide you with a healthy, thriving tree that captures the essence of a trustworthy, local-friendly shopping experience. It’s time to enrich your fruitscape™ with the Gafford Pecan Tree and savor the taste of homegrown legacy.

Cold Hardy0-5°
Container PlantNo
GraftedYes, on Elliott Pecan Seedlings 'carya illinoinensis'
Growing Zone7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 9A
Mature Height50-75 FT
Mature Width30-40 FT
PollinatorNeeds a Type II Pecan Tree for Cross-Pollination
Spacing30-40 FT
SunlightFull Sun
Planting & Care

Recommended Fertilizers

Starter Fertilizer: Kickstart with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This potent blend boosts root mass and aids in mitigating transplant shock, ensuring your plants thrive in their new home.

Maintenance Fertilizer: For continued growth and fruit production, we recommend Espoma Organic Tree-tone Fertilizer. Designed specifically for fruit trees, this balanced formula nourishes your plants, promoting vibrant growth and bountiful harvests.

Fruitscape™ with Pecan Trees

Experience the abundant rewards of Fruitscaping™ with our magnificent Pecan Trees. These impressive trees not only provide a majestic presence in your landscape but also offer a bountiful harvest of delicious, buttery pecans.

Pecan Trees are known for their stately appearance, featuring a tall, spreading canopy with beautiful feather-like foliage that provides ample shade during the hot summer months. In the fall, the leaves transform into a stunning display of warm hues, creating a picturesque landscape.

Beyond their ornamental value, Pecan Trees offer a delectable reward. They produce an abundance of pecans, renowned for their rich flavor and versatile use in both sweet and savory dishes. Whether enjoyed raw, roasted, or incorporated into your favorite recipes, pecans add a delightful crunch and nutty sweetness to your culinary creations.

Thriving in full sun, Pecan Trees prefer well-drained soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH level (pH 6.0-7.0). They require deep, fertile soil that retains moisture but drains well, allowing their extensive root systems to access nutrients and water effectively. Proper soil preparation and regular watering are key to ensuring healthy growth and abundant nut production.

Pecan Trees are long-lived and can provide generations of harvests when properly cared for. They are relatively low-maintenance trees but may benefit from occasional pruning to maintain a strong framework and promote optimal fruit production.

Embark on a Fruitscape™ adventure with Pecan Trees and savor the rewards of homegrown pecans. Whether you dream of creating delicious pecan pies, adding a nutty crunch to your salads, or simply enjoying the beauty of these majestic trees, Pecan Trees will be a cherished addition to your landscape and a source of culinary delight for years to come.

Growing Guides

You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

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