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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.

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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
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 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.

Shipping Information

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Your success is our priority. We work hard to make sure that your order arrives at the ideal time for planting in your location based on your local climate conditions.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
As a pollinator
Carol M on Nov 21, 2020
Scab resistant, consistent nut production. I wish starks would carry more scab resistant variety???s.
Brian O on Oct 31, 2020
As a pollinator
Carol M on Nov 21, 2020
Needed a pollinator
Bud J on Nov 18, 2020
Scab resistant, consistent nut production. I wish starks would carry more scab resistant variety???s.
Brian O on Oct 31, 2020
Looking for trees resistant to pecan scab. We have 3 Stewart trees that all have scab and are loaded with nuts that are useless. Also this was a cross pollinator for Pawnee Pecan tree which we also purchased.
Debbie B on Oct 31, 2020
this particular variety is supposed to be scab resistant and is expected to be an early fruit bearer .
Roger K on Oct 21, 2020
Chuch on Jun 22, 2020
pollinates with pawnee
Dean E on May 29, 2020
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
Needed a pollinator
Bud J on Nov 18, 2020
Looking for trees resistant to pecan scab. We have 3 Stewart trees that all have scab and are loaded with nuts that are useless. Also this was a cross pollinator for Pawnee Pecan tree which we also purchased.
Debbie B on Oct 31, 2020
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.
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.
I have 1 Pecan tree thats 10 feet tall. I bought 2 from you 6-7 yrs ago un fortunately 1 died. How can I teel what kind of Pecan species it is?
JR roller on Nov 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We can attempt to identify the variety by the leaf if you happen to have a picture you could send in. It is never a guarantee but we will take a look and see if we can help.
Why is shipping prohibited?
Lilia on Oct 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately this happens to be a product that has state or county agricultural regulations, which prohibit shipment. Sometimes there are local/regional quarantines put in place to halt the spread of certain plant diseases, which does not happen often. While these regulations may change in the near future, we apologize that we cannot ship this item to you at the present time.
What???s size of tree shipped and how long will it take to produce based on size sent?
Tim Cordrey on Jun 21, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. You can find the years-to-bear information in the Characteristics section, near the top of the page, underneath the description. This tree takes 5-7 years to bear. They are shipped potted and range from 1.5-3 feet tall.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
What is the biggest pecan tree I can purchase?
Bruce T on Oct 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Bruce - I've listed our shipping heights below for pecan. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Regular EZ Start?? Potted Tree ships in 4x4x10 pot: 1.5-3??? tall
Supreme EZ Start?? Potted Tree ships in 5x5x12: 3-4??? tall
Is Elliot a good pollinator for Kanza pecan tree?
Tracie F on Mar 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is also a Type II.

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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 4 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 4 years ago
EZ Start maybe, Tiny Tree definitely!
Bought March 2018 from Stark Bros a EZ Start Kanza Pecan.

I understand having bought & planted a Pawnee pecan on Mar 2015 from a local Walmart that pecan through out very deep taproots and need very deep pots in nurseries.

However, this EZ Start Kanza after 2 years now is still only calf high. That's how tall it was when I got it. Oh, it hangs on but I think I've bough Charlie Brown's pecan tree! It still gets maybe two or three compount leaves on the entire tree with no branching.

EZ Start maybe, Tiny Tree definitely!

$43+shipping was a lot for that.

However, last year, my Pawnee Pecan from WalMart had a single solitary pecan so was that because of the Stark Bros Kanza? I don't recall any catkins on it and their a plenty of pignut hickories in the neighborhood that pecans are capable of hybridizing with.

At this rate I'm not expecting pecans even in 5 years from now, that would be 7 years since I bought the Kanza and 10 years since I bought the now 15' Pawnee (it was about 7' or 8' when I bought it) but I'll hang in there and home because mature pecan trees are gorgeous and pecans delicious.
May 20, 2020
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 5 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
over 2 years ago
Kanza pecan trees
This old year two for the trees so far they have not put out.
May 7, 2018
over 4 years ago