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Pecans for Florida must meet one criterion: they must be scab resistant. Scab is a major cause of early leaf drop. Trees that don't hold their leaves until first frost can't store enough energy for the following year's crop. This is one reason pecans typically bear a heavy crop one year and a light one the next (commonly called alternate bearing). Another cause of alternate bearing is poor pollination. Pecans are wind pollinated, and rainy weather during bloom prevents the pollen from floating freely through the air from one tree to another, causing poor fruit set. Whether you say PEE-can like us Southerners, or PUH-can, like our refined neighbors up North, it's a great nut!
for the 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map to find out your areas hardiness zone.
Pecan Varieties (Carya illinoinensis)
CADDO In terms of yield potential, The University of Georgia has found Caddo
to be one of the best varieties they've tested. Caddo bears at an early age and
continues to produce heavy yields as it matures without extreme alternate bearing years.
Nuts are of high quality and medium sized.
Produces 63-67 nuts per lb. Type I pecan, pollinate with Elliott, Moreland, Stuart or Sumner.
Ripens mid October. Zones 5A-9A $49.99 3 gal (4-5ft).
ELLIOTT Chance seedling discovered in Milton, FL by Henry Elliot when he bought
the property in 1912. Excellent scab resistance with high quality meat in a small nut. A premium nut
known for its plump, delicious and perfectly shaped halves.
Produces 67-70 nuts per lb. Type II pecan, pollinate with Caddo, Cape Fear, Jackson or Oconee.
Ripens in October. Zones 5A-9A. $49.99 3 gal (4-5ft).
Though not precocious (early bearing) or a particularly heavy producer, Jackson pecan trees
have a willowy habit which makes them a lovely home orchard nut tree or shade tree. The light
brown nuts are large, with excellent taste quality. The tree is moderately resistant to scab
and leaf disease, but the nut is highly resistant to nut diseases.
Produces 33-38 nuts per lb. Type I pecan, pollinate with Elliott, Moreland, Stuart or Sumner.
Ripens in October. Zones 5A-9A. $49.99 3 gal(4-5ft).
MORELAND Possesses the qualities we feel the home
grower or grove owner values most. An excellent disease-resistant
tree that will produce large, top-quality nuts. In a test
grove experiment run by the University of Florida, Moreland
ranked with the top six cultivars for North and Central Florida out
of 26 possible varieties. Moreland is a paper-shell of the
same size and shape as Stuart. The nuts are heavy with excellent kernel fillout. Oil content
is extremely high, which gives it an extra rich flavor and
good keeping qualities. The trees are upright and willowy. Produces 60 nuts per lb.
Type II pecan, pollinate with Caddo, Cape Fear, Jackson or Oconee.
Ripens late October. Zones 5A-9A. $49.99 3 gal (4-5ft).
OCONEE Released by the USDA in 1989, Oconee is a large, high quality nut and an
excellent sheller (you get more unbroken halves!). Oconee is also early bearing - as early
as the 5th year. Produces 48 nuts per lb.
Type I pecan, pollinate with Elliott, Moreland, Stuart or Sumner. Ripens mid to late October.
Zones 5A-9A. $49.99 3 gal(4-5ft).
STUART Since 1892, Stuart has been the most widely known and planted pecan cultivar
in the Southeast. Medium sized nuts.
Produces 47-51 nuts per lb. Type II pecan, pollinate with Caddo, Cape Fear, Jackson or Oconee.
Ripens late October to November. Zones 5A-9A. $49.99 3 gal (2-3ft).
SUMNER Discovered in Tifton, GA by Walter Sumner around 1932,
Sumner produces large, good quality nut that are easy to crack. Produces 40-56 nuts per lb.
Type II pecan, pollinate with Caddo, Cape Fear, Jackson or Oconee. Ripens in late October to
November. Zones 5A-9A. $49.99 3 gal (4-5ft).
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Please come to see us if you can (Wednesday to Sunday, 9:05-5:08). We are located 19 miles south of Tallahassee, just off US Highway 98, 1 mile east of the intersection with US Highway 319 (South of Crawfordville center and actually in the village of Medart). If you need further directions, feel free to call us at 1-850-926-5644 or enter 30 Saint Frances St. Crawfordville FL 32327 (or Just Fruits Nursery) into Google Maps ( CLICK HERE).