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Starking® Southern Giant Pecan

Available Spring 2018

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Protogynous Type II

Produces large, flavorful nuts — about 31 per pound. This beautiful, stately tree makes a great addition to the landscape and bears significant crops of superb-quality nuts. Disease-resistant to phylloxera. Heat-tolerant. Ripens in late October. Grafted. Self-pollinating, but will yield larger crops if pollinated with Desirable or Peruque. Type II (protogynous)


Bloom Color Green
Distance To Pollinator 75 - 250'
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 6.5
Taste Excellent, Good Oil
Texture Thick Kernels
Years to Bear 6 - 9
Zone Range 6 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 6 - 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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Hoping for faster yield and says hardy in lower zone 5
Kathryn H on Mar 27, 2017
Hoping for faster yield and says hardy in lower zone 5
Kathryn H on Mar 27, 2017

Customer Reviews

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Starking Southern Giant Pecan
The pecan is doing great. It had catkins on it this spring which I found strange.
May 18, 2016
over 2 years ago
Its going to be a heavy bearer of pecans
This tree has been in the ground for only one season i am really impress with the growth that it has put on. What's really impressive is that I used the zinc sulfate on it and the tree is so virbrant and healthy looking i can not wait for it to start bearing pecans; I would recommend that you get one however follow all instructions and care provided to make this a welcome addition to any orchard!
May 7, 2016
over 3 years ago
Still Growing
Our little pecan tree is still growing after it's 1st year. Can't wait until it starts producing, but so far, so good!!
May 4, 2017
1 year ago
Starking Southern GiantPecan
This tree is one of the best on the market today..This pecan tree grows fast and bears a lot of meaty pecans. You will not go wrong with The Southern Giant Pecan!
May 19, 2017
1 year ago
Southern Giant Pecan
This tree has really taken off in its second year doubling the previous years height by the end of May. I have pinched off the lateral branches at about 10-12" which leaves plenty of leaves to sustain the tree. I plan to begin removing the lower lateral branches in a year or two.
May 30, 2017
1 year ago
The Giant Pecan died.
The graft on the giant pecan died. The rootstock survived, but not the graft.
May 16, 2016
over 2 years ago
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