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Vigorous and productive. This seed-grown variety yields small pecans that make up for their size with rich flavor and high oil content. Heat-tolerant. Ripens from late September to late October. For proper pollination, plant two or more seedling pecan trees or plant with a grafted pecan tree like Starking® Hardy Giant™.


Bloom Color Green
Distance To Pollinator 75 - 250'
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Small
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Late September To Late October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 6.5
Taste Good Flavored
Texture Crunchy
Years to Bear 10 - 20
Zone Range 5 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 9
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 75 - 100' tall x 75 - 100' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 75 - 100' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following between 75 - 250' for optimum pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow pecan trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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Because we have one pecan tree, and need this one to help it produce pecans
Joanne D on Mar 14, 2016
Because we have one pecan tree, and need this one to help it produce pecans
Joanne D on Mar 14, 2016
Does this tree pollinate before it blooms, or vice versa?
Randy D on May 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I believe it would be during bloom. As the pollen is generated as part of the bloom.
I planted a Missouri Hardy Pecan back in 2007 and it's doing quite well. The literature said it would bear fruit in 10-20 years, but needs a pollinator. The book recommends either another of the same variety, or the Starking Hardy Giant Pecan, which is said to bear nuts in 10-15 years. I'm not sure I will still be around that long (will likely move in about 10 years). I would like to try a pecan that is both self-pollinating and matures a little quicker, such as the Southern Giant Pecan. Would the southern Giant Pecan still act as pollinator for the Missouri Hardy Pecan, even if not the ideal pollinator?
David on Feb 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, I wouldn't recommend Starking Southern Giant. Pecan tree pollination is a little different from fruit trees. Pecan trees bloom and shed pollen at different times (some early and some late) depending on the variety. Given your requirements for early-bearing, to overlap Missouri Hardy pecan tree's pollen shed and bloom time, it would be better to go with either a Desirable or Peruque pecan tree. These are not self-pollinating varieties, but even "self-pollinating" pecan trees perform much better with a compatible partner.

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gambled in zone 4
Where I live is in the southern part of zone 4 and I thought I would try and see if I could nurse this zone 5 tree. Unfortunately my experiment didn't work. No fault of the tree.
May 5, 2016
over 3 years ago
Pecans doing Great
My pecan trees are doing great just waiting for my little treasures to start yielding
August 20, 2016
1 year ago
The young tree is doing fine.
This is the sThat tree is about 16 feet tall and bloomed for the first time last year. That was when I was made aware that I needed two of them to get nuts, so I ordered another and planted it about 60 feet away. I expected to not get any nuts for another ten years or so, but actually the older tree bloomed profusely this year and now has a few pecans on it. I am sure the production will be much better when the young tree gets old enough to bloom, also.
August 14, 2016
1 year ago
Hardy Pecan
Ordered 3 or 4 hardy pecan, planted mid-autumn in N. Arkansas. Put at depth, with correct soil, mulch, put deer fence around each. Winter was mild. None survived to spring except one I found a few inches of tree that I nurtured and may survive. These were not cheap, plus cost of soil, mulch, t-posts, fence. Disappointed in quality. Got large number of pecan trees from MO Dept Conservation, arrived larger and all health (3 kinds), appear all to be thriving.
May 18, 2016
1 year ago
Missouri Pecan
I purchased two trees which arrived in very goo health. Both produces leaves the same year I planted them, however this year one had apparently died where the other one has taken off like crazy. I may need to repurchase a tree but I love the pecan tree which not only will sometime produce wonderful nuts but very adequate shading.
May 30, 2016
1 year ago
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