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The pecan tree is native to North America and grows well from Illinois down to Florida and across the south to Texas. The tree may reach 70 to 100 feet in height and 40 to 80 feet in width. As a member of the Hickory family, the wood is very good for building fine furnitures or for general construction, however it is not as hard as hickory. The pecan nuts are a true delight. Pecans are heart-healthy, containing 87% unsaturated fatty acid. They are high in vitamins and minerals, containing over 19 vitamins and minerals. The pecan offers antioxidant properties that reduce LDL cholesterol (Bad cholesterol) build-up. Pecans are prized mainly for their lumber and for their delicious nuts.

Pecan trees are generally sold as either seedling trees or paper-shell grafted trees. The seedling trees are of less value producing the smaller, hard-shell nuts. Talbott Nursery and Poultry offers both fine paper-shell grafted pecan trees and the commercially grown nut trees…all good for shade! These pecan trees are of orchard quality producing larger, paper-shell nuts that sell at a higher price. The oil content and nut quality of our select varieties are superior selections for your home or orchard.

When planting pecan trees, they need to be spaced 40 to 60 feet apart in orchard plantings and no closer than 40 feet for home plantings. However, pollination may occur between trees over 200 feet apart. To ensure production of nuts, you must plant two varieties. Some self-pollination may occur, however it is highly recommended to plant at least three varieties together for maximum pollination and production. We classify the pollination periods of each tree as either protandrous (Type 1) or protogynous (Type 2.) You should mix Type 1 and Type 2 for best pollination and highest yields.

Pecan trees will grow in a variety of soil types, except poorly drained soils. When planting pecan trees, dig a hole that is, at least, two feet wide and three feet deep and back fill with well drained soil. Also, do not apply fertilizers for the first two years. After that time, in the Spring apply one pound of 10-10-10 with micronutrients around the root zone of the tree. Then, you should apply one pound of zinc sulphate and another pound of fertilizer in July. Zinc is especially important for pecan trees so you will need to continue to apply one pound of zinc sulfate each year. You should also increase your fertilizer by one pound each year. We sell our trees bare-root and recommend pruning 1/3 to 1/2 of the top of your new tree to encourage vigorous growth and rapid establishment. Talbott Nursery and Poultry will assist you with making your pecan tree selections and offer expert advice for all of your pecan tree needs.

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DESIRABLE PAPER-SHELL PECAN-Carya illinoinensis-Desirable Protandrous Zone 6
Base Price: $12.95

DESIRABLE PAPER-SHELL PECAN-Carya illinoinensis-Desirable Protandrous Zone 6

CAN ONLY SHIP UP TO 24" TREES AS ROOT IS 3 FEET...ALL OTHERS MUST BE PICKED UP AT NURSERY....

  • Good shade trees
  • Bountiful harvest of larger tasty pecans used in commercial production
  • Bears October to November and heavy producer. Thinner shell than Success.
  • Disease resistant
  • Wood used in furniture making
  • 135 feet tall by 75 feet wide at maturity
  • Rich in antioxidents
  • American Indians known to cultivate these as far back as 1500s
  • Protandrous Type I Pecan trees best pollinator for all type II trees
  • Better if planted with Elliott or Choctaw Type II-Protogynous tree for pollination, within 75-250 foot


CADDO PAPER-SHELL PECAN-Carya illinoinensis-CADDO Protandrous Zone 6
Base Price: $12.95

CADDO PAPER-SHELL PECAN-Carya illinoinensis-Caddo Protandrous Zone 6

CAN ONLY SHIP UP TO 24" TREES AS ROOT IS 3 FEET...ALL OTHERS MUST BE PICKED UP AT NURSERY....

  • Good shade trees
  • Regular producer harvest of larger tasty pecans used in commercial production
  • Bears early and regular producer.
  • Disease resistant, scab resistant
  • Wood used in furniture making
  • 130 feet tall by 75 feet wide at maturity
  • Rich in antioxidents
  • American Indians known to cultivate these as far back as 1500s
  • Good Protandrous pollinator for all Type II Pecan trees
  • Needs Elliott or Choctaw Type II Protogynous for pollinator.


CHOCTAW PAPER-SHELL PECAN-Carya illinoinensis-Choctaw Protogynous Zone 7
Base Price: $12.95

CHOCTAW PAPER-SHELL PECAN-Carya illinoinensis-Choctaw Protogynous Zone 7

CAN ONLY SHIP UP TO 24" TREES AS ROOT IS 3 FEET...ALL OTHERS MUST BE PICKED UP AT NURSERY....

  • Good shade trees
  • Bountiful harvest of larger tasty pecans used in commercial production
  • 2 inch pecans ripen in Sept/Oct
  • Bears early and heavy producer. Thinner shell than Success.
  • Scab and Disease resistant
  • Wood used in furniture making
  • 130 feet tall by 75 feet wide at maturity
  • Rich in antioxidents
  • American Indians known to cultivate these as far back as 1500s
  • Protogynous or Type II Pecan trees
  • Must be planted with Desirable for pollination


ELLIOTT PAPER-SHELL PECAN-Carya illinoinensis-Elliott Protogynous Zone 6
Base Price: $12.95

ELLIOTT PAPER-SHELL PECAN-Carya illinoinensis-Elliott Protogynous Zone 6

CAN ONLY SHIP UP TO 24" TREES AS ROOT IS 3 FEET...ALL OTHERS MUST BE PICKED UP AT NURSERY....

  • Good shade trees
  • Bountiful harvest of short fat tasty pecans used in commercial production
  • Bears October to November and heavy producer. Thinner shell than Success.
  • Scab and Disease resistant
  • Wood used in furniture making
  • 100 feet tall by 70 feet wide at maturity
  • Rich in antioxidents
  • American Indians known to cultivate these as far back as 1500s
  • Protogynous Type II Pecan tree
  • Better if planted with Desirable for pollination, within 75-250 foot


OCONEE PAPER-SHELL PECAN-Carya illinoinensis-Oconee Protandrous Zone 6
Base Price: $12.95

OCONEE PAPER-SHELL PECAN-Carya illinoinensis-Oconee Protandrous Zone 6

CAN ONLY SHIP UP TO 24" TREES AS ROOT IS 3 FEET...ALL OTHERS MUST BE PICKED UP AT NURSERY....

  • Good shade trees
  • Bountiful harvest of large nut (59% kernal) tasty pecans used in commercial production
  • Bears October to November and heavy producer. Thinner shell than Success.
  • Cross between Schley and Barton
  • Disease resistant
  • Wood used in furniture making
  • 135 feet tall by 75 feet wide at maturity
  • Rich in antioxidents
  • American Indians known to cultivate these as far back as 1500s
  • Protandrous Type I Pecan trees good pollinator for all type II trees
  • Better if planted with Choctaw (Type II-Protogynous) for pollination, within 75-250 foot