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ZINNER PECAN TREE

$49.99

Planting and Care Facts (pdf)Zone: 6-9APecan Size Info

Size: Tall 3 Gal., 3-4 Ft

10 in stock

Product Description

Zinner Pecan – Low Maintenance!

Zinner pecan is a recent introduction from University of Alabama. The trees are vigorous making a fast growing shade tree. The nuts are very large (48 to a pound) thin shelled and easy to crack. Beautiful bright golden colored kernels, flavor is exceptional with high oil content. Nuts ripen and fall in mid October. Type II pecan, pollinate with Caddo, Cape Fear, Jackson or Oconee. Zones 6-9A.

Note: We’re so sorry… but due to agricultural restrictions we cannot ship any plants to international countries, or the states of California, Hawaii and Alaska. Also, no citrus trees can be shipped outside of the state of Florida.

Additional Information

Pot Size

3 Gal

Plant Height

3-4 Ft.

Planting Zone

6-9A

Pollinator

Type II pecan, pollinate with Caddo, Cape Fear, Jackson or Oconee.

Ripening Season

Mid October

Choosing the Right Pecan Variety…

Elliot Pecan NutsPecans (Carya illinoinensis) 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. 

 

 

 

 

POLLINATION

Male Pecan Flower IFASFemale Pecan Flower IFASPecans 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. Two pecans are needed for cross-pollination and must be from different pollination groups. Pecans are either Type I or Type II and you need one from each type for pollination. See chart below for choosing varieties that will pollinate each other.

 

 

TYPE I GROUP USE TYPE II TO POLLINATE

– AMLING

 -MORELAND

– SUMNER

– ELLIOTT 

TYPE II GROUP USE TYPE I TO POLLINATE           

– JACKSON 

– CAPE FEAR

 

 

 

LANDSCAPING WITH PECAN TREES Open Me)

Landscaping with Pecan Trees…..

Create your own edible forest with the large, coarsely textured leaves and broad, umbrella-shaped canopy of chestnut, mixed with the willowy beauty of pecan and the broad, heart-shaped leaves of mulberry. Need shade? Plant pecans and cool your house the old-fashioned way.

Planting and Culture

LEARN WHERE AND HOW TO PLANT YOUR PECAN TREES (Open Me)

SITE SELECTION AND CORRECT SPACING FOR PECAN TREES

Well-drained, deep soils are preferred, but pecans will grow on many soil types. Trees will grow more vigorously and produce more nuts in full sun. Two are required for pollination

SPACING Pecans mature spread can require a spacing of 60×60 foot. It does take a long time for trees to mature to this spacing, so often trees are planted on 30 foot spacing . 

GETTING THE SOIL RIGHT AND PLANTING PECAN TREES

Planting a Tree  6
Pecans prefer slightly acid soil (pH
5.5-6.5). If you are in doubt about the acidity of your soil, take a sample to the Cooperative Extension Agent in your county for a soil test.

Dig a planting hole approximately three times the width of the pot and at the same depth as the root ball. Enrich the planting hole with acid mulches like peat moss or rotted pine bark mixed with soil dug from the hole (50:50 mix). Remove the plant from the pot, gently loosen the root ball and place in the planting hole. To avoid burying too deep, make sure plant is positioned with the top most roots at the soil line. Fill the planting hole with the mix of soil and organic matter; gently tamp it in. Water thoroughly to settle the roots and eliminate air pockets. Do NOT put fertilize in the planting hole. Only apply fertilizer if it is the correct time of year (see Fertilization section below).

If desired, construct a water basin around the base of the tree approximately 36 inches in diameter. Mulch in spring and summer with approximately 4-6 inches of mulch. Pull mulch a couple of inches away from the trunk for good air circulation.

LEARN HOW TO FERTILIZE AND WATER YOUR PECAN TREES (Open Me)

FERTILIZING PECAN TREES

The type of fertilizer you choose may be chemical or organic. Make sure that the fertilizer
contains iron, zinc, manganese, magnesium, molybdenum, copper and boron. These minor elements
are very important to plants and most soils are low in these elements. Application rates vary
according to age of plant.

See chart below.

FERTILIZING PECAN TREES
10-10-10 or 10-0-10 with minerals

1 pound (2-3 cups)

 

3 lbs per each inch of trunk

diameter (measuring above

the graft point and at least 12 inches from the ground)

Espoma Citrus Tone

(Organic)

 

6 cups

10 cups for 2 year old (4-6ft)

18 cups for 7-9ft tree

24 cups for tree over 9ft

Spread the fertilizer evenly under the entire canopy of the plant (3-5 ft diameter circle around the trunk) avoiding a 5-inch area around the trunk. Water or rake in. Fertilize 2 times each year in early March and June. Never fertilize after August (July for Zones 5-7) as this will promote new growth late in the year which will be subject to freeze damage.

WATERING PECAN TREES

The first year is a critical time for the establishment of a new pecan. Water thoroughly twice a week on light soils and once a week on clay soils. Soak the entire root system deeply – this usually takes 45-60 minutes. Pecans should receive at least 1 inch of water each week for best growth and fruit production. Water regularly, especially during dry periods. Water regularly, especially during dry periods. Nuts will not have good fill out if insufficiently irrigated during dry spells.

LEARN HOW TO PRUNE YOUR PECAN TREES (Open Me)

PRUNING PECAN TREES

Occasional pruning is necessary to open the center of the tree for greater light and air penetration. Remove crossing, dead or damaged branches as needed. For more great information on pecan growing, go to http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs229 .

 

LEARN HOW TO CONTROL INSECTS AND DISEASE ON YOUR PECAN TREES (Open Me)

If you’ve chosen a good  pecan variety that is Scab resistant then there is little worry about disease, occasionally aphids can be an issue. Spray young trees with Neem or Pyrethrum when this problem occurs.

Always remember that good disease resistance begins with the health of the plant. Plants stressed from lack of water, not enough sun or being under fed are more susceptible to disease and insects.  Maintaining good sanitation practices in the orchard is important. Removing diseased and dead wood as in occurs and picking fallen and rotting fruit from the trees will go a long way in keeping disease and insects at a minimum. Spray at first sign of an issue, rather than waiting until the problem is out of hand, will go a long way to keeping your plants healthy and fruiting properly.