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Kanza Pecan

Item #8399, (Grafted) EZ Start®. Ships 1' 6" - 3' tall with advanced root system in a 4x4x10" EZ Start® pot. Professionally pruned for FREE!
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Protogynous Type II

Incredibly disease-resistant! This towering tree will provide expansive shade and produce large yields of golden-kernel, flavor-packed nuts – even in northern pecan regions. Selected specifically for disease-resistance to pecan scab as well as other diseases and pests. Heat-tolerant. Ripens in mid to late October. Grafted. Best pollinators: Pawnee or Peruque.


Bloom Color Green
Distance To Pollinator 75 - 250'
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Small
Ripens/Harvest October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 6.5
Taste Outstanding
Texture Crunchy
Years to Bear 5 - 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.


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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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
A good pollinator
Philip J on Jul 15, 2019
Research showed it to be a good scab-resistant cultivar that does well in western Kentucky.
Aaron B on Mar 7, 2019
A good pollinator
Philip J on Jul 15, 2019
A pollinator for the Pawnee Pecans
Bob H on Apr 8, 2019
Research showed it to be a good scab-resistant cultivar that does well in western Kentucky.
Aaron B on Mar 7, 2019
This pecan was recommended by a pecan grower.
Albert C on Jan 24, 2019
popularity and region
Sandy C on Dec 19, 2018
Size of tree and quality of the nuts
Donald A on Nov 25, 2018
Recommend by the University of Arkansas for my zone. I am an Extension Agent in Greene County and want to watch this variety on my property to be able to advise clientele about pecan production.
Dave F on Nov 16, 2017
already have some, they do well for me
Phil S on Aug 22, 2017
Disease resistant and heat tolerant.
The ants, who eat my peaches and pears, will break their little jaws trying to get into these things.
William L on Mar 21, 2017
They do great in our area. Needed a productive tree for canopy layer.
Jacob S on Mar 19, 2017
Was told by local grower that this variety coupled with Pawnee was the only two he would plant. (Central/Southern Illinois)
Jerry B on Sep 27, 2016
A pollinator for the Pawnee Pecans
Bob H on Apr 8, 2019
This pecan was recommended by a pecan grower.
Albert C on Jan 24, 2019
How close can pecan trees be planted to black walnut trees? Black walnut trees are harmful to some plants.
Karin N on Sep 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Due to the size of pecan trees at maturity, it is recommended that they be planted 75-100 feet away from other trees and structures to avoid shading and other issues. Conveniently, this is a far enough distance from black walnut trees to worry about shading or juglone-related issues.
Is Elliot a good pollinator for Kanza pecan tree?
Tracie F on Mar 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is also a Type II.
I have a Pawnee Pecan that is between 10' - 15' and was covered in catkins this year in Somerset, KY zone 6B. I need a pollinator and most experts recommend Kanza Pecan. However, this one is so small at Stark Bros. How many years before it is big enough to pollinate my Pawnee Pecan?
Andy G on Jun 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Kanza variety tends to be mature enough to bloom in as early as its fifth year. Sometimes these trees can bloom sooner, but the average is 5-7 years after planting.

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Not eating yet but tree looks good
The tree arrived small and leafed out nicely once planted. It survived some deer munching and the winter, looks good now with a fence around it to keep deer off. I know it will still be a while before we get nuts, but so far, so good.
May 24, 2017
over 3 years ago
kanza pecan
My kanza pecan tree has grown off very nicely.. looks healthy and I'm pleased with it.
May 7, 2017
over 3 years ago
My tree is growing very slowly.Perhaps the clay soil in Oregon is the problem.Don't really see Pecan trees around this area.
May 15, 2017
over 4 years ago
Plant is healthy but overpriced for the developmental stage it is at.
Plant is healthy but overpriced for the developmental stage it is at. I ordered it because I have a 15' Pawnee that I planted in 2015 that is absolutely covered in catkins and flowers the past year but it won't be being pollinated by the Kansa I ordered from Stark Bros next year like I had planned I don't think. The Kansa does cross pollinate the Pawnee.

So then, I guess I will order another bigger Kansa this August if I can find one that will ship to me and move this Stark Bros Kansa to the back yard as I prepared a very deep bed for it to be planted this year it should be easy to move this fall but not if I let the roots grow longer than that.

I may even drive all the way to Illinois in my 2007 Impala some 300 miles in August and buy a Kansa that's big enough and drive it back half way out the back seat window as if I'd gone to the local Wal-Mart or something.

Anyway, I'll have to see how this Stark Bros Kansa does by mid-August...
May 2, 2018
1 year ago
Kanza pecan trees
This old year two for the trees so far they have not put out.
May 7, 2018
over 2 years ago