Oconee Pecan (Type I)
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.
*Deer May Browse*
Photos courtesy of Texas Pecan Nursery, Chandler TX
|Height||50' - 90'|
|Spread||20' - 40'|
|Primary Foliage Color||Green|
|Seasonal Foliage Color||Sheds its leaves durning the colder months|
|Nuts||Large - easy to shell - Harvest mid-October|
|Sun Preferences||Full Sun and Partial Shade|