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Description

Protogynous Type II

Bears large, attractive nuts with bright, crunchy kernels. 45 nuts per pound, on average. Cracks easily and halves well. Fills out best in southern zones. Vigorous tree provides excellent shade in landscape. Originates from Maramec, Oklahoma in 1933. Ripens in October. Grafted. Best pollinators: Peruque or Starking® Hardy Giant™.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Green
Distance To Pollinator 75 - 250'
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Large
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 7 - 9
Zone Range 6 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 6 - 9
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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.

Questions & Answers

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can you grow a Maramec pecan tree from seed?
Jerry on Nov 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's difficult, but you can. This is from the Center for Agroforestry: Pecan trees are easily grown from properly stratified nuts. To start your own trees, choose nuts that are medium sized and well filled. Nuts from early-maturing northern cultivars make good cold-hardy seedlings. Stratify nuts in moist sand by placing them in layers about 3 inches deep and holding them in a cool room or refrigerator (35o to 40oF) for 90 to 120 days. Be sure the nuts are kept moist throughout the stratification process to ensure uniform germination after planting. Plant stratified seeds in the spring after the danger of frost passes. Seedlings can be grown in a nursery row and transplanted the following year or planted directly in the final tree location. Homegrown seedlings require 2 to 3 years to grow large enough for grafting. Starting an orchard from seed has the same advantages and disadvantages as starting with seedlings.

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