Pecan (Carya illinoinensis) belongs to the walnut family (Juglandaceae) and it considered as the largest of all the hickory trees. It has rich flavor and high fat contents. The tree is monoecious, which means male and female flowers are on the same tree. The female flowers are arranged in tight clusters at the ends of the shoots and the male flowers form hanging catkins.
Pecan Tree Seedling
Pecan belongs to walnut family and it is native to North America. The male catkins and female clusters are on the same tree. The nuts mature in October. They have good flavor and have one of the highest fat contents among the produce.
General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.
A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.
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