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Pecan trees are native to the United States and are found growing wild in forests in Illinois and Southwards to Texas and down into Mexico.  The size of the pecan nuts is quite variable, and the quality of the nuts, production and growth habits of the native, wild seedling pecans are quite unpredictable, unless selected seedling called, 'Pecan Cultivars' with understood high qualities are selected for grafting which stabilizes the pecan tree production and outcome, as the most important commercial nut tree to grow in orchard conditions.  Aaron's farm Nursery does not sell any wild seedling varieties of pecan trees, only grafted pecan trees. Pecan trees are mostly self fertile, but it is usually advisable to plant more than one pecan cultivar to assure that sufficient wind pollination will take place.  Pecan trees can be cross pollinated as far as 20 miles away by a pecan tree growing there, when the wind is right.  Pecan trees can start bearing nuts at the height of 8 foot under the maximum orchard growing conditions.

Desirable Pecan Tree Elliot Pecan Tree Forkert Pecan Tree
USDA Zones 7-9

USDA Zones 8-10 USDA Zones 8-10
Hican Pecan Tree James Pecan Tree Mahan Pecan Tree
USDA Zones 4-9 USDA Zones 4-9 USDA Zones 7-9
Oconee Pecan Tree Pawnee Pecan Tree Stuart Pecan Tree
USDA Zones 7-10 USDA Zones 7-10 USDA Zones 6-10
Sumner Pecan Tree
USDA Zones 8-10
  • James Pecan Trees
    A cold hardy variety that you can find here at Aaron's Farm is the James Pecan which can survive temperatures of -20 degrees F while requiring very little chill hours. It is great for cooking and will also provide great shade in the summer to cut down on those high air conditioning bills.
  • Elliot Pecan Tree
    The Elliot pecan is a favorite nut for cake baking, candy making and is oily with a rich kernel flavor. This papershell pecan tree is heavy bearing at an early age and matures the delicious kernels in September.
  • Plant a Papershell Pecan Tree
    Papershell pecan trees are very productive and mature their pecans in the fall. The pecan flavor is unlike any other nut taste with a rich oily kernel that is excellent to crack when first falling off the pecan tree.