Stark® Surecrop™ Pecan

Item #141977, Supreme, EZ Start®. Ships 3 - 4' tall with advanced root system in a 5x5x12" EZ Start® Pot. Professionally pruned for FREE!
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Protogynous Type II

An amazingly prolific bearer. This tree is hardy and productive in a variety of conditions, including a record-breaking freeze of –18ºF! Yields big, easy-to-crack “papershell” pecans year after year. Originates from Calhoun County, Illinois in 1959. Introduced in 1970. Heat-tolerant. Ripens in mid– to late-October. Grafted. Self-pollinating, but will yield larger crops if pollinated with Pawnee or Starking® Hardy Giant™.

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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 issue a one-time merchandise credit to your account equaling 125% of the original product purchase price. Read more about our warranty policy.


Bloom Color Green
Distance To Pollinator 75 - 250'
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 6.5
Taste Rich Flavored
Texture Firm, Solid Kernals
Years to Bear 7 - 10
Zone Range 5 - 9

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 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 is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. Plant one of these varieties within 75 - 250' for best results.

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.


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Why did you choose this?
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JAMES G on Feb 28, 2021
angeline m on May 26, 2020
JAMES G on Feb 28, 2021
property management; adding to accommodate other varieties for prosperity
glenda c on Aug 2, 2020
angeline m on May 26, 2020
As replacement in my little orchard of 50 trees
Keith on Apr 22, 2019
well I have family who have grown trees and they produce very well so I want to plant some and have my own trees and enjoy pecans all the time want my own, plus very good shade trees around the yard. will be ordering more
CHARLES F on Apr 18, 2019
I want to add pecans to my orchard, ordered as a pollinator to Hardy Giant.
JEREMIAH P on Mar 22, 2019
A proven variety and the special price.
EDWARD S on Mar 13, 2019
Joseph F on Mar 11, 2019
Great shipping...need to replace my 42 year old pecan tree that blew down during Hurricane Matthew...
David S on Mar 10, 2019
Another pecan that can grow in the upper midwest
WorkinDad on Mar 8, 2019
Paper shelled.
Patty S on Mar 4, 2019
I have always wanted a pecan tree and the price was right.
Jennifer B on Mar 3, 2019
Trying to start a small farm orchard, as a hobby.
Mary on Nov 12, 2018
Great Grandma had several in her yard. A treat to pick pecans when we would visit during holidays.
Vernita W on Nov 4, 2018
scab resistance with this variety, large leave , makes a beautiful tree
Brian O on Sep 17, 2018
Tall tree with medium-large nuts. Ideal for area across the drive way but tall enough to shade the house from a larger distance away from house.
Ted V on Oct 3, 2016
We wanted a pecan trees we selected this one based upon the recommendations of Stark Brothers. We also got another variety since you need them to cross pollinate
Both Trees are doing well after being plated about 2 years ago,
David D on Sep 1, 2016
I chose this variety because it is self-pollinating and will fit into my orchard
Aletha T on Aug 30, 2016
your reputation
Scott G on May 21, 2016
I need one to go with my other pecan
kenneth b on May 15, 2016
my father loves pecans
Dustin H on Apr 5, 2016
It was self pollinating
Patricia S on Feb 22, 2016
property management; adding to accommodate other varieties for prosperity
glenda c on Aug 2, 2020
As replacement in my little orchard of 50 trees
Keith on Apr 22, 2019
how to plant ez start potted tree ?
Howard C on May 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I planted two pecan trees from Stark last year and one did great and the other not so well. Planted both same depth (not to deep), loose area around roots, great light, well watered, staked supports, light mulch (away from trunk) to retain moisture. Few months passed the one kept outperforming the other in terms of growth, size, and overall health. By end of summer I took a close look at the trunk of the smaller one and saw that squirrels had chewed the bark on one side. So frustrated and put on protection, but it may or may not fully recover. So watch for that and you should be ok.
How do I get rid of web worms in my pecan tree?
Gary J. G on Nov 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Cut off the affected areas and burn them. Then spray the surrounding branches with BT, which is organic. That should severely reduce the problem.
When should you put fertilize on pecan trees. And how old should they be?
Linda J on May 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If you're just fertilizing to replenish soil nutrients, you can make the first application after the trees' first year in the ground. If it's a zinc sulfate, they should be around fruit-bearing age, so around the 7th year in the ground for this variety.
Best time to plant pecan trees??
Jerry on Oct 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Because weather and soil conditions vary so much from year to year and even within your zone, it's best to think of your planting time as a range of favorable conditions instead of an exact time.

You can plant new plants and trees: 1) when the ground is not frozen, 2) when daytime temperatures are above freezing (32??F) and below 90??F, and 3) when extreme weather (blizzard, hail, torrential rain, etc.) is not in the forecast. Be sure to keep plants watered if you're transplanting in warm and/or dry weather.
How long before it bears?
Larry M on May 7, 2021
BEST ANSWER: You can find the years-to-bear information in the Characteristics section, near the top of the page, underneath the description. This tree takes 7-10 years to bear.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
How old are the pecan trees that you sell?
Sharon K on Jan 2, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry, our trees are 2 years of age at shipping.
I have 1 acre on a flat lot. Do you sell larger than 3' ?
Elizabeth S on May 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. I apologize our trees are young and 3 -4 feet is our average shipping size unless we have any supreme and those will be 4-5 feet tall at shipping.

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 buy?
Bruce T on Oct 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Bruce - Our pecan trees that ship in our regular EZ Start pot are 1.5-3' tall when shipped. Our Supreme EZ potted trees ship 3-4' tall. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Is this variety scab resistant?
Bob S on Mar 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This variety is only slightly susceptible and can be considered scab-resistant.
Why do my mature pecan trees do not have full sized nuts. The nuts fall with the green hull, when they dry some and the outer shell comes off, the Nut itself is very small with no Nut inside?.. do I need another pollinator...?...
Ottoabc on Jan 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It's very likely not your pollinator, but a zinc deficiency. We highly recommend that you give this a try - it has worked miracles for other pecan growers with the same problem as yours. //
How does the SureCrop do with scab which is very bad in my zone 9 area ?
Harold I on Sep 11, 2020

Customer Reviews

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Surecrop Pecan
We have two Surecrop Pecans. One is a few years older than the other. The oldest started blooming at about age 8. The other hasn't started blooming. I have no pollinator blooming yet, so no pecans yet. However, I live close to zone 5 and these trees are doing very well while other varieties have died. Stark Bro's pecan trees are the only ones I can get to live along zone 5, so far. Only gets a four since I don't know what the pecans taste like yet. I recommend this one for zone 5 definitely!
February 1, 2017
over 6 years ago
Stark Surecrop Pecan
i love to buy from Stark bros great grafting trees. Very friendly service unbelievable! as some trees died i had replacement with no problems not even asking a proof for it but i didi send pics of my dry trees just to be nice to them as they are for me. by the way my pecan is doing great in jefferseon Wisconsin. same as apricot,now i got grafted English walnut too. cant wait to grow. this company is the best cause they have great quality trees and great warranty policy. thanks to all. Refet.
May 23, 2016
over 6 years ago
Hearty tree
The tree I have is not old enough to produce yet. I can say it has come back from deer eating the top out of it over the winter but with a little fencing placed around the tree it is growing well in hard clay ground. I can not wait to get the first crop from it.
June 3, 2016
over 7 years ago
Nortern Pecan
I am happy that the tree survived our Wiscon winter we protected it with leaves with the north wind always trying to blow them out of the cage we made to protect it . Looking to see how much it grows this summer.
May 20, 2017
over 5 years ago
Will be a while before I get pecans but the seedling is healthy and strong and will be a beautiful shade tree in the mean time.
May 16, 2016
over 6 years ago
Stark Surecrop Pecan
I ordered a couple pecan trees. They arrived on time and packed with special water containers for the roots. The only problem was that the deer enjoyed them as well. The plants are still surviving, but have had to struggle with the deer.

May 26, 2016
over 6 years ago
Tree is thriving in it's first year
This hardy pecan is thriving in it's first year. Living in zone 6B, I have hopes that it will continue to thrive and perhaps become a viable commercial crop in this northwest climate.
May 20, 2016
over 5 years ago
The tree came very well packaged. I was so excited to get this tree! I planted it last year in the Spring but somehow it still didn't survive the Michigan winter even though it says it's for my zone. Stark Bros has great customer service and they very quickly sent me a new tree. So I planted the new one this Spring, it's looking pretty good so far. I really hope it makes it through the winter this time around.
July 5, 2018
over 3 years ago
Growing great!
We just planted last year and it's growing great! Came back after winter with leaves in the spring. I'm glad it made it through winter.
May 13, 2018
over 4 years ago
Love my pecan trees
I bought 4 one died the other 3 were doing fair and then I applied zinc mixed from powder and they took off its year 5 on 2 trees and I have over 30 pecans on one tree and the trees are growing stronger now I want to try chestnut trees
August 15, 2019
over 2 years ago