Pecan trees (Carya illinoinensis) are stately shade trees that mature to produce bountiful crops of nuts, prized for their flavor. Here you will find a fine selection of pecan tree varieties, as well as closely related Hickory nut trees (Carya laciniosa). These trees thrive in their natural habitat along and around the Mississippi River and the broad plains of the Midwest – and other places like California, Florida, and Texas, where days are long and warm during the growing season. There are also a few cold-hardier varieties to choose from that are still productive further north. 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. These nuts are an excellent natural source of antioxidants, protein, unsaturated fats and more. And, since these trees can continue to bear even when over a century old, you’ll enjoy homegrown nuts for generations.