Growing your own pecan tree is an affordable way to bring beauty to your landscape and to enjoy nuts that will enhance the flavor of your food, while providing important nutrients for your diet. When these stately trees mature, they can also function as shade trees, protecting you from the elements and helping to keep energy costs down. They are productive (especially in locations with warm summers), giving you bushels of flavorful pecans that are ultimately much less expensive than those sold at the grocery store. They are perfect for eating as tasty snacks or making delicious pies, pralines or cookies. And they’re healthy — pecans are an excellent natural source of antioxidants, protein, unsaturated fats and more. And, since pecan trees can continue to bear nuts for hundreds of years, these homegrown treats can be enjoyed for generations.
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To ensure your growing success and satisfaction, there are a few things to consider when you buy a pecan tree.
Your climate plays an important role in whether a tree will produce nuts or even survive. Before ordering any tree, make sure its recommended hardiness zone range includes your area.
Pollination by a different variety is key to the success of many pecan trees. Most of our pecan trees require pollination by a compatible variety for successful growth and production. Inadequate pollination is a common reason why some pecan trees produce poorly or don’t bear nuts at all. Make sure you check our descriptions to see which pollinating varieties our experts recommend.
We do grow some self-pollinating pecan trees, which are ideal if you don’t have enough growing space to plant a second variety. If you do have room, we always recommend planting another compatible variety for optimum pecan production.
Most of our pecan trees are shipped to you in our exclusive EZ Start® bottomless pots. When shipped to you, the trees will be approximately 1-2' tall. These containers allow some roots to be air pruned as they grow out the bottom, so that a dense mass of productive feeder roots can grow within the pot to make transplanting and establishing easier and quicker. These feeder roots also help to accelerate growth rates and induce earlier nuts.
To give you a head start on growing pecan trees, we offer upgrades called Select EZ Start® potted trees for most of our varieties. When shipped to you, these top-grade selections will be somewhat larger — approximately 3-4' tall.
Since 1816, Stark Bro's has promised to please customers with the very best fruit trees and landscaping products, no matter what. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, let us know within a year of delivery and we will send you a free one-time replacement or a refund of the full purchase price.
Trees that are shipped without soil to ensure good contact with soil in your yard. When shipped, they are about 3-4' tall with 3/8" or larger trunk diameter. When they mature, they will be one of three sizes*:
Matures to be about 8-10' tall and wide. Provides an abundance of full-size fruit.
Matures to be about 12-15' tall and wide. Gives maximum fruit yield per square foot.
Matures to be about 15-25' tall and 20' wide. A multi-purpose fruit and shade tree.
Top-grade, bare-root trees that give you a head start on growing. When shipped, they are about 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk diameter.
Trees in bottomless pots that allow some roots to be air pruned, so that a dense mass of productive, feeder roots can grow within the pot to make transplanting easier. Mature sizes vary. When shipped, they are about 1-2' tall.
Top-grade, potted trees chosen to give you a head start on growing. When shipped to you, they are about 3-4' tall.
*Tree sizes may vary by variety. See our Growing Guide for details.