This reliable source will give you everything needed to grow this magnificent tree. Soil and site requirements, purchasing. Bare root, container and large transplanting. Varieties and a good chart that shows which variety does best in certain areas of Texas. Pollination, early pollen shedding and late shedding varieties. Planting, spacing and training. Pruning mature trees “No Topping!” Fertilization for young and mature trees. Zinc spray on early soft leaves. I use zinc nitrate a liquid that I can spray the leaves in a hose end sprayer. Irrigation, Weed control. Bermuda grass and Johnson grass are severe competitor’s and are best removed from around the tree. Harvest and Storage and Disease Control.
Here I have listed the topics but take time and read the complete information. There is also a Guide to Common Pecan Questions. We were very fortunate to have 2 Old Native pecans and a younger grafted tree on the property when it was purchased. I knew nothing about this tree except that I really like pecans. So, I studied and hired an Arborist to help them and me to learn what to look for and how and when to keep them in the best condition. Two are very elderly, and unfortunately are in granite outcroppings, which has impeded their root system. “Where to Plant”, when you have a small tree, it is a challenge to take time and “See” the tree in 50 years. These trees get fed, watered and pruned yearly. The Native variety have small nuts, which some do not like to use but these are the best tasting and just require some pickling and cracking.
If you have pecan trees your fortunate. If you are looking to plant some pecan trees, take some time and study this article it will help you and this Texas Beauty last for your grandchildren. When we plant trees, we plant for the future. And if your planning on planting trees don’t forget the Peach.
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