Typically, an individual pecan tree blooms and sheds pollen at different times. Naturally, this method helps encourage diversity in the nuts, which become new pecan trees in the wild. For adequate cross pollination between pecan trees, it is highly recommended you grow at least one of each type.
Flowering Types in Pecan Trees
Some pecan trees shed pollen first and their pistillate flowers are receptive of pollen later in the season. These varieties are referred to as Protandrous, having a “Type I” flowering habit.
Other pecan trees have pistillate flowers that are receptive to pollen first and then their catkins shed pollen later in the season. These trees are referred to as Protogynous, having a “Type II” flowering habit.
Learn how to tell the difference between protandrous and protogynous flowering habits in pecan trees here.
Type I (Protandrous) Pecan Trees
Type II (Protogynous) Pecan Trees
This information is included in each pecan variety’s product description. For best results, please consult the flowering types as well as the Recommended Pollinators section on each product page.
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