Colby Pecan Tree

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About the Colby Pecan Tree

The Colby Pecan Tree is a pecan lover’s dream come true. This exceptional variety is renowned for its delectable nuts, perfect for pecan pie enthusiasts. It’s a quick-growing, early-bearing pecan tree that rewards growers with bountiful harvests of meaty, thin-shelled nuts. While many pecan trees can take a decade or longer to produce a significant yield, the Colby is known for its impressive early bearing, typically starting to produce nuts within 5 to 7 years of planting. These nuts are not only delicious but also easy to crack due to their thin shells, making them a favorite among home bakers.

The nuts ripen in late September to early October, offering a late-season harvest, and the tree itself is often grafted to ensure consistent and reliable nut production.

How to Grow the Colby Pecan Tree

The Colby Pecan Tree’s reputation as a quick grower and early bearer makes it a rewarding choice for orchardists and home gardeners alike. To accommodate its substantial size when mature, you should provide ample space. It’s not uncommon for a fully grown Colby Pecan Tree to reach heights between 75 and 100 feet, so be sure to consider its future dimensions when selecting a planting location. . Its heat-tolerant nature makes it well-suited for regions with hot climates, ensuring it thrives in a wide range of conditions.

One of the key attractions of the Colby Pecan Tree is its relatively fast time to bearing fruit, typically within 5 to 7 years. This means that you can enjoy your homegrown pecans sooner than with many other pecan tree varieties. Grafting is a common practice to ensure consistency in nut production and quality.

Come late September to early October, you’ll be delighted with a harvest of nuts that are not only tasty but also easy to crack due to their thin shells. The Colby Pecan Tree is a wonderful addition to any garden or orchard, offering a reliable and delicious source of pecans, perfect for a wide range of culinary creations, especially the beloved pecan pie.

Protogynous Type II

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Bloom Color Green
Distance To Pollinator 75 - 250'
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Medium
Ripens/Harvest Late September To Early October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 6.5
Texture Crunchy
Years to Bear 5 - 7
Zone Range 5 - 9

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.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
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 compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 75 - 250' for best 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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