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Planting Grafted Pecan Trees in America




Planting nut trees> is fun with new pecan varieties of large, papershell, pecan trees. Northern and Southern variety pecan trees orchard plantings are pecan tree varieties. The thin-shell (papershell) pecan cracks easily with pecan nuts that crack-out 50% pecan kernel. The Amling pecan tree is a good yard and shade tree with abundant yields of pecan nuts. The Desirable nut is large—50 nuts per pound—the shell is papershell thin, and the Desirable kernel is oily and straw-yellow in color. The Elliot pecan tree grows slower to maturity, but the nut ripens early in September in time for Thanksgiving buyers. The Elliot pecan nut shells out 55% kernel in halves, perfect for pecan pies at Christmas; the Elliot originated in Florida, and is highly recommended for planting in south-eastern states. The Stuart pecan tree grows well in the pecan growing belt and is a pecan standard for big crops of nuts. The Stuart pecan nut is large and shells out 40-50% kernel. Some growers call the Stuart pecan nut a papershell, however, in most cases, the shell is not comparatively thin when compared to the Sumner pecan tree or the Desirable variety. The Sumner is often called the Sumner-Schley, because the thin shell of the Sumner pecan and shape strongly mimics the old variety, Schley. The Curtis pecan variety originated in Florida like the Elliot pecan tree and was named after Mr. Curtis, the original grower of this pecan variety. Other modern pecan varieties, called the Indian varieties, are named after Indian tribes: the Pawnee pecan tree and the Oconee pecan tree. Both Pawnee and Oconee pecan trees bear big yields of this large nut variety with well filled-out kernels demanded by the shelled market buyers.


Papershell Pecan Trees



Most pecan growers look to buy a pecan tree that grows large yields. Wildlife animals love to eat the nuts from wildlife pecan trees. Pecan nuts, researchers claim, are extremely concentrated with antioxidants, and scientists recommend eating a handful of pecan nuts every day for health benefits. New pecan varieties such as the Sumner pecan, Elliot pecan, and Desirable pecan trees have been widely planted in commercial tree orchards. The Curtis pecan tree is highly recommended to plant as a Florida papershell pecan tree. Commercial pecan shellers prefer to buy Elliot, Pawnee, and Oconee pecan kernels for pecan candy marketers, who buy large reserves of pecan kernels. For homeowners, planting pecan trees offers a shade tree benefit, easily shelled papershell pecan nuts, and wildlife food and shade from the pecan tree.