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Protandrous Type I

Produces large, flavorful nuts — about 48 pecans per pound. Yields consistently high-quality, easy-to-shell crops. Tree tends toward “self-thinning” (fruit drop) to improve size and quality of remaining nuts. Ripens in October to November. Grafted. Best pollinators: Kanza or Lakota.


Bloom Color Green
Distance To Pollinator 75 - 250'
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest October To November
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 6.5
Taste Good Flavor
Texture Crisp, Firm
Years to Bear 6 - 7
Zone Range 6 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 6 - 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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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I needed a pollinator for my Elliot pecan In planted last fall.
Ann D on Apr 9, 2016
Pollination for the Southern giant tree
Jimmy B on Feb 22, 2016
I needed a pollinator for my Elliot pecan In planted last fall.
Ann D on Apr 9, 2016
We have been adding various varieties to our pecan orchard.
STEPHEN AND DONNA K on Mar 25, 2016
Pollination for the Southern giant tree
Jimmy B on Feb 22, 2016
We have been adding various varieties to our pecan orchard.
STEPHEN AND DONNA K on Mar 25, 2016
Can you grow pecan tree on slope to a pond?
Don I on Jan 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Our mature pecan trees (some 80 years old) are growing on a ridge, but some younger ones are growing in grassy waterways in a pasture. Our neighbors also have a pecan orchard of trees about thirty years old in a waterway, but the roots of the trees doe no reach to the water level of a pond. Here in Ballard County, Kentucky, many native pecan species grow in the Ohio River bottoms, and they thrive where there is plenty of water beneath the ground. Some get flooded every year. As for the Desirable Pecan, our tree is only two years old. So far, it is doing well.
I purchased 2 Stuart Papershell Pecan trees 15 feet tall from my local nursery, how ever they do NOT have any other type of pecan to pollinate with. Do you think the Desirable Pecan will work ? it is only 4 ft tall at this point, ordering 2. Any input is greatly appreciated.
Marlene D on Nov 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Desirable is usually the variety that is planted to cross-pollinate with Stuart, so you are right on the money. :-)

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Desirable Pecan
The pecan tree is showing it might be a good buy for the price
May 30, 2017
1 year ago
Desirable pecan
I am very pleased with the pecan tree. It is growing very well for the second growing season and I see no problems for the future. I have 4 other trees from Stark Bros that are over 30 years old and are full of nuts this year.
June 14, 2017
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