Recommended with Oconee Pecan Tree
- Product Description
- Planting & Care
- Shipping Info
Oconee Pecan – Paper Shell Nuts!
Released by the USDA in 1989, Oconee pecan is a large, high quality paper-shell 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 any Type 2 Pecan Tree (Elliott, Moreland, Stuart, Lakota, McMillian, Zinner or Sumner.) Nuts ripens mid to late October.
|Grafted||Yes, on Elliott Pecan Seedlings 'carya illinoinensis'|
|Growing Zone||7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 9A|
|Mature Height||50-75 FT|
|Mature Width||30-40 FT|
|Pollinator||Needs a Type II Pecan Tree for Cross-Pollination|
Fruitscaping with Pecan Trees
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! Pecans do need cross pollination to set a crop, they are classed into pollinator groups, and you’ll need one variety from each group to get the job done.
Recommended Fertilizers for Planting and Maintenance
- Starter Fertilizer: Plant with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This will increase root mass and help avoid transplant loss in difficult planting conditions.
- Fertilizer to Maintain: Our varieties of Pecan Trees work great with Espoma Organic Holly-tone Fertilizer.
The Edible Forrest
Lacking shade in your yard? Why not create your own edible forest. Planting a mixture of nuts and large growing fruit trees over time will give you a cool shady retreat to laze away a summers day under. Mixed fruiting forests are fun to work with, try this cool combination. Chestnuts with their large, coarsely textured leaves and broad umbrella-shaped canopy, mixed with the willowy beauty of pecan and the broad, heart-shaped leaves of mulberry.
We’re so sorry… but due to agricultural restrictions we cannot ship any plants outside of the United States, or to the states of California, Hawaii and Alaska. Also, citrus trees cannot be shipped outside of the state of Florida.
Here are some important things to know about your shipments
Unpacking Your Plants Guide: Prior to receiving our plants, please click this link to read our Unpacking Your Plants Guide to get to know the steps to keeping your plant healthy after receiving it.
We do NOT ship bare root: Our trees are shipped in the same exact containers they are grown in, for the most healthy transition. The plants are watered well before they are packed and wrapped in a shipping bag to ensure they stay moist during transit. It’s as if you came and picked them up right from our nursery yourself!
Why do we not offer free shipping? At Just Fruits, we price all of our plants online exactly as we do in the nursery. Therefore, the shipping cost is simply what it costs for us to get your order from the nursery to you. Many competitors may increase the plants’ prices in order to hide shipping costs… we do not do that. We want our customers to see exactly what the plant costs are, separate from what the shipping costs are. That way if you decided to come visit the nursery to pick up your plants instead, you would know how much you save in shipping.
Weather Watching: We now ship all year round! However, we do watch for extreme weather. If there is extremely cold or hot weather expected around your shipment date and on your path of shipment, we will contact you and notify you that we plan to hold the shipment for the next possible shipping date with better conditions. If you ask us to still ship it, through the conditions, we will not be responsible for any damage caused to the plant & UPS will not refund any claims. We love our plants, and do not want to see them die, so we would rather wait until it’s the right time to ship it, than risk losing a plant in transit.