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Starking® Hardy Giant™ Pecan

Available Spring 2018

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Description

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Protandrous Type I

Big, easy-to-crack nuts. Dependably yields thin-shelled pecans for fresh-eating and scrumptious homemade pies. Tree withstands temperatures as low as -20ºF. Discovered in 1947, introduced in 1955. Heat-tolerant. Ripens in late September. Grafted. Self-pollinating, but will yield larger crops if pollinated with Colby or Stark® Surecrop™.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Green
Distance To Pollinator 75 - 250'
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late September To Early October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 6.5
Taste Good Flavored
Texture Crunchy
Years to Bear 10 - 15
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.

Recommended Pollinators

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. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

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.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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I need a tree to replace one that is coming down.
Natalie S on Apr 22, 2017
Does not need another tree for pollination. Tree is hardy.
STACY G on May 24, 2016
I need a tree to replace one that is coming down.
Natalie S on Apr 22, 2017
This is a long term project on our road to being more self sufficient, food wise.
ROBERT H on Feb 9, 2017
Does not need another tree for pollination. Tree is hardy.
STACY G on May 24, 2016
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Scott G on May 21, 2016
This is a long term project on our road to being more self sufficient, food wise.
ROBERT H on Feb 9, 2017
your reputation
Scott G on May 21, 2016
Am asking this on behalf of a customer: "I live in zone 8B which would indicate this Pecan variety would work. However, I am pretty far north (long sunny days in summer and short overcast/rainy days in the winter). So my question is, has anyone been successful successful with hardy pecans near or north of my location in zone 8B?"
LeAnn Staff on Jan 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I live in zone 7a. Outside of the horses reaching down into my cage(note tall cage wire and 4 posts, and big diameter cage if horses, or cows have access to your tree) the Hardy Giant did quite well, and we have some baking summers, and hit zero once in a while in the winter.
Can this tree be spaced more than 100' from its pollinator (such as up to 200 feet)?
Stacy K on Mar 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Unless there are a large number of bees or other pecan trees already in the area, pollination may not be very successful. At 200' feet, chances are slim, even though pecan pollen is wind-borne.
I notice these take longer to bear than other varieties. If planted as a pollinator for other pecans, won't it also delay their production?
Terry on Jan 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not necessarily. It is possible for a pecan tree to develop abundant catkins, which supply pollen to the other pecan trees, before it develops its own female flowers (which need to be pollinated by the other pecan trees for nut production).
Are these pecan trees grafted?
Lupe M on Dec 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! Yes, the Starking?? Hardy Giant Pecan is a grafted tree. It is available in two sizes 1'-2' tall in an EZ Start?? Pot, or 3'-4' tall in an EZ Start?? Pot, both of which have advanced root systems.

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Growing Well
This little pecan is not only growing well but has triple it's size since I purchased
it.
May 16, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing like a weed!
My tree has only been growing here in south eastern Minnesota for a couple of years but it is growing like a weed. It has obviously been a very healthy tree!
August 4, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Hardy Pecan
It's still small, but survived a WI winter... so I'm excited about that:)
November 23, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Looking good after 1 year
My pecan tree is looking good after having it for only 1 year.
May 12, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Stark Pecan Trees
The trees are beautiful, they are thriving after two winters in northern Illinois. Pecan trees are beautiful shaped trees and offer moderate shade, we are looking forward to harvesting Pecans from our trees as an added bonus.
May 28, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
In Ohio
Last year I ordered 1 potted pecan and two almonds un-potted. The Almonds did not survived the summer and I was fully refunded for them. This year (2017) I ordered two more Pecans because the first has done so well and a Nectarine which have all done well into June. The pecans seem to like the wettest part of the yard near the pond and while not producing nuts for a few more years are really looking good and require very little spray to defend against Ohio native insects.
June 3, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Thrives well in Nw Ar
Slow growers but thriving in Nw Ark. Rocky clay soil amended with peat and sand to help early years. Growth tops out 3 inch/yr.. Be patient
May 13, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
giant pecan tree in Kansas
It is doing well. The pecan trees that I purchased from you 16 years ago have produced nuts for the last several years.
May 5, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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