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|Pecan Tree - Carya illinoinensis - 4 to 6+ inches||$|
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Things To Consider When Buying A Pecan Tree
If you are thinking of buying a pecan tree, some suitable trees for your specific area may be available in one or more local nurseries near you. You may also find some pecan trees and varieties too on the internet. Before buying the tree however, you will need to consider the following factors.
Pollination And Tree Variety
If you only want to use your tree to provide some aesthetic value or as a shade, you can use different types of pecan trees for this. If your intention is to get some good crop from your tree however, you may need to plant two or more trees preferably from more than one variety. This can provide your trees with some good pollination since some pecan trees have different pollinating periods.
To get the best result, you will need to plant your tree about 300 feet from some other pecan tree (with differing variety). Your tree may also self-pollinate and can also be pollinated by other trees that are hundred of yards away from it. If your goal is to produce some pecan nuts, you should ideally plant two or more trees (of differing varieties) within some general area.
Some pecan tree varieties that can pollinate early include Western, Desirable, Caddo, Pawne etc. Other varieties that pollinate late include Wichita, Sioux, Kiowa, Choctaw etc. If you choose to plant both the early and late pollinating varieties, you should be able to get a lot of nuts from these within some few years.
The Bare Root And Container Grown Tree Option
You are likely to be provided with the option to select either a tree that is grown in a container or a tree with some bare roots at the nursery or on the internet. You may also get some bigger and more mature pecan tree that you can transplant too. Your best option however will be the container grown pecan tree, since you are more likely to be successful at keeping it alive.
Container grown pecan trees are usually not as big as the bare roots trees. A bare root pecan tree is simply a tree without a pot or soil, it is usually about four to eight feet tall. You will need to provide some special care for the roots of the tree, which must not be frozen or dried out, both of which may either kill the tree or stunt its growth. You can also transplant a tree, which would cost you a lot of money, or you may grow your tree from a pecan nut, which would typically take some time.
Choosing An Improved Variety Or Wild Seedling
You will also need to decide if you should buy an improved pecan tree or some wild seedling. A seedling pecan tree is an ungrafted tree, grafting is typically used with pecan trees to produce a better crop. Wild seedling pecan trees can be used as landscape trees. However, if you are aiming to produce some nuts, you should ideally go for the improved or grafted pecan tree. This will generally provide you with more nuts, and some better nut sizes and quality than the seedling types.
Using The Right Location And Soil
Pecan trees by nature grow in river bottomlands and creeks which are typically characterized by deep and fertile and well draining soils. A pecan tree should ideally not be planted in a wet/damp and shallow soil since it is not likely to thrive in it. You should also plant your tree where it is likely to get some full sunlight too. And should plant the tree about 30 feet from buildings, power lines and other trees. Not planting your tree at and on the right location or soil can hinder its growth and health.
You should now be able to decide on the variety and type of pecan tree you will want to plant, and should also be able to select the right location and soil for it. Once you have dealt with that, you should then be able to know or determine if planting some pecan trees would work for you.