Pecan Trees - Knowledgebase Question

Albany, Lo
Question by roykeiser
March 14, 2009
At your store in Denham Springs, LA you had two varieties of Pecan Trees, Choctaw and pawaanee, ? No info available as to type of Nut or Size both said thin Shell but not if they were elongated or Roundish?

Answer from NGA
March 14, 2009


Here's the low down on both trees: Choctaw is a good yard tree because of its beautiful foliage, scab resistance and high yields of large, high-quality pecans. Unfortunately, Choctaw requires the very best soil and management; otherwise, it will fail. Nuts/lb - 38. The nut is egg shaped.

Pawnee is a new, extremely early-ripening variety. It is a medium-size pecan with good kernel quality. It appears to have a natural resistance to aphids, which are a leading pecan pest. Nuts/lb - 50. The nuts are elongated.

If space is an issue, Pawnee is the smaller of the two.

Best wishes with your new trees!

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