Major Pecan Tree

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About the Major Pecan Tree

The Major Pecan Tree is a remarkable variety that boasts an exceptional combination of flavor and resilience. Its reputation as one of the finest-flavored pecans makes it a sought-after choice among nut enthusiasts.

This pecan tree yields 77-80 medium-sized nuts per pound, boasting high-quality kernels with rich oil content. The nuts' distinctive flavor profile sets them apart, offering a delightful blend of sweetness and butteriness that’s truly unmatched. The medium-sized, easy-to-crack kernels are cream to golden in color, with broad, shallow dorsal grooves.

Originating near the Green River’s mouth in Henderson County, Kentucky, it carries a storied legacy, consistently producing crops of up to 100 pounds. As a Type 1 pollen shedder, it’s an exceptional pollinator for Kanza, Lakota, and Oswego varieties, ensuring thriving orchards. See recommendations below.

How to Grow the Major Pecan Tree

Growing the Major Pecan Tree is a rewarding endeavor, offering both flavorful nuts and a robust addition to your landscape. The Major Pecan, sometimes called ‘Major Hardy’ is a consistent producer, even in northern regions. This cold-hardy delight flourishing in USDA zones 5-9.

To cultivate, choose a well-drained location with moist soil, consider its cross-pollination needs, and maintain its health through pruning. The Major Pecan Tree is known for its resistance to pecan scab, a common issue among pecan trees. Regular monitoring and appropriate treatments, if necessary, will help maintain its health and productivity.

Embrace the Major Pecan Tree’s unique blend of history, flavor, and adaptability, making it an invaluable addition to landscapes and orchards alike.

Survival Guaranteed!

Since 1816, Stark Bro’s has promised to provide customers with the very best fruit trees and plants. It’s just that simple. If your trees or plants do not survive, please let us know within one year of delivery. We will send you a free one-time replacement, with a nominal shipping fee of $9.99. If the item in question is not available, we can issue a one-time credit to your account equaling the original product purchase price or issue you a refund. Read more about our warranty policy.


Bloom Color Green
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Medium
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 40 - 75' 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 100' 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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