Oconee Pecan (Type I)

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Carya illinoinensis 'Oconee'

Type I Bears  at an early age. Large nut easy crack shell.  Unprotected young trees may be susceptible to sun scald. Hardy to 0-10 degrees F(zones 6-10). Pecans prefer slightly acid soil (pH 5.5-6.5).Pollinators Avalon, Caddo, Cherryle, Elliott, Gafford, Kanza, Kiowa and McMillan

Pecan fertilizer has extra zinc, which is required for good nut production (12-4-8 with a unit of zinc). Fertilize 2 times each year in February and May.

Note: Pecans are not self pollinating. Plant at least two within a quarter mile of each other. It takes a Type I and Type II to cross pollinate (Stuart & Elliott are good pollinators). Should bear in 7-10 years after planting.        

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Photos courtesy of Texas Pecan Nursery, Chandler TX

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Nut Tree
Foliage Type Deciduous
Height 50' - 90'
Spread 20' - 40'
Shape Tree-form
Primary Foliage Color Green
Seasonal Foliage Color Sheds its leaves durning the colder months
Flowering Season
Flower Color
Nuts Large - easy to shell - Harvest mid-October
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Full Sun and Partial Shade