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Protogynous Type II

An amazingly prolific bearer. This tree is hardy and productive in a variety of conditions, including a record-breaking freeze of –18ºF! Yields big, easy-to-crack “papershell” pecans year after year. Originates from Calhoun County, IL in 1959 and introduced in 1970. Heat-tolerant. Ripens in mid– to late-October. Grafted. Self-pollinating, but will yield larger crops if pollinated with Pawnee or Starking® Hardy Giant™.


Bloom Color Green
Distance To Pollinator 75 - 250'
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 6.5
Taste Rich Flavored
Texture Firm, Solid Kernals
Years to Bear 7 - 10
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 is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Related Assortments

This item is also available in these money saving assortments.

We bundle many of our popular products in assortments with other items that compliment each other. Plus, when you purchase an assortment, you save money compared to buying each item individually!

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.

Shipping Information

Estimated Delivery Date

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Shipping Restrictions

Agricultural regulations prohibit shipment of certain types of trees and plants. We do our best to provide a selection that gives everyone a chance to grow their own. This item cannot be shipped to all of AZ, CA, NM, and TX.

Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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Scott G on May 21, 2016
my father loves pecans
Dustin H on Apr 5, 2016
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Scott G on May 21, 2016
I need one to go with my other pecan
kenneth b on May 15, 2016
my father loves pecans
Dustin H on Apr 5, 2016
It was self pollinating
Patricia S on Feb 22, 2016
I need one to go with my other pecan
kenneth b on May 15, 2016
It was self pollinating
Patricia S on Feb 22, 2016
When should you put fertilize on pecan trees. And how old should they be?
Linda J on May 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If you're just fertilizing to replenish soil nutrients, you can make the first application after the trees' first year in the ground. If it's a zinc sulfate, they should be around fruit-bearing age, so around the 7th year in the ground for this variety.

Customer Reviews

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Stark Surecrop Pecan
i love to buy from Stark bros great grafting trees. Very friendly service unbelievable! as some trees died i had replacement with no problems not even asking a proof for it but i didi send pics of my dry trees just to be nice to them as they are for me. by the way my pecan is doing great in jefferseon Wisconsin. same as apricot,now i got grafted English walnut too. cant wait to grow. this company is the best cause they have great quality trees and great warranty policy. thanks to all. Refet.
May 23, 2016
1 year ago
Will be a while before I get pecans but the seedling is healthy and strong and will be a beautiful shade tree in the mean time.
May 16, 2016
1 year ago
Stark Surecrop Pecan
I ordered a couple pecan trees. They arrived on time and packed with special water containers for the roots. The only problem was that the deer enjoyed them as well. The plants are still surviving, but have had to struggle with the deer.

May 26, 2016
1 year ago
Hearty tree
The tree I have is not old enough to produce yet. I can say it has come back from deer eating the top out of it over the winter but with a little fencing placed around the tree it is growing well in hard clay ground. I can not wait to get the first crop from it.
June 3, 2016
over 2 years ago
Tree is thriving in it's first year
This hardy pecan is thriving in it's first year. Living in zone 6B, I have hopes that it will continue to thrive and perhaps become a viable commercial crop in this northwest climate.
May 20, 2016
10 months ago
Stark surecrop pecan
I can't really review these trees because they both died after the first winter. I was very disappointed.
May 4, 2016
over 2 years ago