Protogynous Type II

Known for high yields! High-quality nuts shell easily into halves, yielding cream-to-golden kernels with rich flavor. Early maturing variety. Tree develops a strong, wind-resistant structure. Originates from Brownwood, TX in 1964. Introduced in 2007. Disease-resistant to pecan scab. Ripens in mid- to late-October. Grafted. Best pollinators: Pawnee or Desirable.

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Bloom Color Green
Distance To Pollinator 75 - 250'
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Small - Medium
Ripens/Harvest Mid To Late October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 6.5
Taste Flavorful
Texture Crunchy
Years to Bear 6 - 7
Zone Range 6A - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 6A - 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 40 - 75' 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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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Pollination, description and price.
Lynne J on Oct 2, 2020
This pecan tree is supposed to do well in Florida.
Heidi W on Oct 16, 2019
Pollination, description and price.
Lynne J on Oct 2, 2020
Disease resistance, grows well in my zone.
Rita K on Dec 29, 2019
This pecan tree is supposed to do well in Florida.
Heidi W on Oct 16, 2019
Research showed it to be a good scab-resistant cultivar that does well in western Kentucky.
Aaron B on Mar 7, 2019
Pollinator for my two Pawnee Pecan Trees that I purchased from you.
Ron O on Feb 1, 2019
Known to produce high Yields
Robert D on Nov 29, 2016
Disease resistance, grows well in my zone.
Rita K on Dec 29, 2019
Research showed it to be a good scab-resistant cultivar that does well in western Kentucky.
Aaron B on Mar 7, 2019
I live in zone 6a. Will the Lokata or any other varieties have time to produce nuts in the limited growing season we have?
bill v on Aug 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Lakota is zoned 6a-9, so it should do well.
What are the Botanical names for the Pawnee Pecan and the Lakota Pecan?
Mark M on Oct 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Carya illinoinensis

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Can pecan trees be grown near black walnut?
Jim P on Sep 28, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Other trees in the walnut family such as Persian or English walnuts, butternuts, pecans, and shagbark hickory also produce juglone but at smaller concentrations than black walnut. It's rare that these trees will harm juglone sensitive plants.
can trees be shipped at a later date than order date?
Frank G on Sep 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: If you would like us to ship your order at a different time, please contact our Customer Support Team at 800.325.4180. We would be glad to help you arrange what suits you and your growing zone best.

Customer Reviews

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Lakota Pecan
My three Lakota pecan trees have performed exceptionally their first two years. Great growing trees. Excellent Stark products.

-Dr. T Toccoa, Ga
May 18, 2016
over 6 years ago
I have been a Stark Bros. customer for many years as was my father. The trees that I get are always true to what the ads say they are and always healthy. The Lakota Pecan trees I received this spring are leafed out already and looking good. In my opinion, Starks stands head and shoulders above the rest. Thank you, William R. Cash
May 16, 2017
over 5 years ago
Love them
So far my trees are still growing but the are growing amazing! I've never watched a tree grow before.
May 15, 2017
over 5 years ago
Growing great
Bought little trees maybe 18" tall when set out. After a year they are 4-6' tall growing great.
May 19, 2016
over 6 years ago
Rootstock survives
The Lakota portion of tree died after first year, and the rootstock is now sending up shoots, which do resemble pecan leaves. However who knows what rootstock is?
May 17, 2017
over 5 years ago
Most Disease Resistant Variety
This summer is has rained at least twice a week for months on end. I have several grafted pecan varieties, and all have had scab and other fungal diseases due to the constant moisture. Lakota has had absolutely no fungal issues!
September 29, 2020
Growing well
I planted several in the spring and they are all doing well this late summer. I would recommend this company.
August 21, 2019
over 2 years ago