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Peruque Pecan

Item #26609, 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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Protandrous Type I

A precocious and productive variety. This tree yields an average of 80 nuts per pound. Medium-sized pecans are thin-shelled. Avoid planting in low areas to avoid late spring frosts. Not recommended for colder parts of zone 5. Discovered in the Mississippi River floodplain near St. Charles, MO. Introduced in 1953. Ripens in mid-September. Grafted. Best pollinators: Colby or Lakota.

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Bloom Color Green
Distance To Pollinator 75 - 250'
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Medium
Ripens/Harvest Mid September To Early 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 5 - 7
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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.

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Questions & Answers

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needed a pollinator
Gary l on Oct 16, 2020
This is a hardy variety that will grow in the north
Thomas Y on Apr 27, 2020
needed a pollinator
Gary l on Oct 16, 2020
To pollinate a pecan I ordered three years ago.
Debbie B on Sep 14, 2020
This is a hardy variety that will grow in the north
Thomas Y on Apr 27, 2020
Trying to see if I can grow my own pecans. Needed a pollinator for Colby pecan.
Madeline M on Jan 15, 2020
helps other pecan
Craig M on Dec 2, 2019
I needed a pollinator for my other pecan trees
jay b on Oct 26, 2019
We want pecan trees. We've had such good experiences with Stark that they were the only provider we considered. The Peruque is potted, on sale, and is a recommended cross pollinator to the Colby we also selected.
John L on Jun 22, 2019
To pollinate a pecan I ordered three years ago.
Debbie B on Sep 14, 2020
Trying to see if I can grow my own pecans. Needed a pollinator for Colby pecan.
Madeline M on Jan 15, 2020

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Grafted pecans are better choice than seedlings
I have been planting pecans in Northeast PA for perhaps 10 years now. Some of my pecan trees are huge although none has yet produced any fruit. Most of my seedling pecans which I purchase - quite cheaply, I might add - do not make it through to the next winter. Invariably the grafted ones do. A few seedlings did make it but that is the exception. If you want to be sure to have a pecan tree which survives in the Northeast, I'd say, bite the bullet and buy the more expensive grafted trees. If you live in the north, seedlings are a very hit or miss deal. Some will make it but most will not. Fully 80% of my pecan seedlings (purchased through the years from a variety of sources) have died; all of my grafted trees - purchased from Stark - have survived. They are now large trees. I will also say that the few seedlings which did survive, came from Stark but - truth be told - not all of Stark seedlings survive, either. No company sells seedlings which a favorable survival rate. Pecans are beautiful trees once they get very large but it is a bit tricky to get them to that point. Bottom line is that you absolutely should buy the more expensive grafted pecans - in the long run, you will save money .....and you will have large pecan trees in 7-10 years. My zone is 5b
May 22, 2016
over 6 years ago
Arrived healthy and strong. Has grown vigorously through 2 summers and one winter. Doing well. Highly recommend. I live in Virginia.
August 4, 2019
over 2 years ago
Scab susceptible
I planted this tree about 6 years ago. It grew well and had strong structure, but it developed scab every single year, aborting its nuts in the process. I eventually, reluctantly, cut it down due to lack of harvest. This variety is poor for home production east of the Mississippi.
September 29, 2020
The rootstock is alive, but everything above the graft died after Zone 6 winter
December 30, 2020