The Pawnee pecan tree is a cross-bred pecan tree which can offer a rich harvest of large yellow nuts, easy to crack due to the thin shell. If you are looking for a medium size tree to shade your back-garden, go for this one and catch two rabbits in the same hat; a beautiful sight and a tasty harvest of big nuts. It is also a long lived companion; there have been 300 years old Pawnee trees known to give a healthy crop. If you want to take a look at our wide range of pecan trees for sale then click here.
The Pawnee pecan tree is a cross between the Mohawk pecan and the Starking Hardy Giant pecan and can be cultivated in cold areas as the tree is not affected by freezing temperatures. It can also be planted in full sun to provide a fresh shady spot or in a partially shaded place. When it comes to selecting favorable soil types, the Pawnee pecan tree is not fussy at all. It goes on well with any kind of soil and this is why we can spot Pawnee pecan trees along the roads. At full size the Pawnee pecan tree reaches about 30 feet tall and a width of 15-25 feet, so it’s easy to understand why it is so popular in North America. With its tall straight figure it blends in the scenery perfectly and is relatively easy to look for, being very resistant to aphids. In fact, it is the only pecan tree resistant to yellow aphids although it does need a good pesticide shower to prevent scab.
The delicious nuts provided by the Pawnee are quick to mature; by the 3rd week of September you should have some work to harvest large quality nuts from your pecan tree. Even if the tree itself is quite disease-proof, it’s big nuts are not that stronger. Before storing them, allow the seeds to dry out in the sun but be very careful while storing and ensure them to keep them away from moist. If kept in rain they will develop little dark spots or veins on their light brown color. Pawnee pecan tree’s nuts can be stored in the refrigerator, in a sealed plastic bag and used throughout the whole winter.
Pecan nuts are a healthy, highly nutritional food, rich in unsaturated fatty acids. This means you can eat how many pecan nuts you want without any concern about your cholesterol level. Pecan nuts are also rich in omega 6, so they are an excellent add-on in salads, cakes and any healthy meal. Vegetarians often eat Pawnee pecan tree’s nuts as a meat replacement because they are rich in protein. Because the nut harvest is ready in late September-mid October, pecan nuts are a usual Thanksgiving Day treat. Pecan nuts are also used in cosmetics due to their antioxidant effect. A pecan nuts-based face lotion or cream leaves your skin soft and moisturized. It also helps improving skin texture and tones it up. With so many advantages in only one tree, Pawnee pecan tree is a widespread choice for landscaping small gardens and provide your family with fresh nuts.
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