Instructions for Planting Container Pecan Trees
- Dig hole the same depth and diameter as container. Put tree and container in hole to make sure the hole is the correct size.
- Mash around the sides of the container to loosen the container from the root ball.
- Pull tree and root ball out of container and put in hole.
- Put loose dirt around sides to fill hole. Add 1-2 inches of dirt or mulch around top.
- Build a small dike around the tree. Fill with water to settle dirt around tree.
- Watering instructions: We recommend at least 5 gallons of water EACH watering.
- If planted from the first of April to the first of May water once a day for the first 30 days.
- If planted after the first of May water twice a day for 30 days, then once a day for 2 weeks, then once every 3 days for 2 weeks, then once a week.
- If planted when dormant, water once a week for several weeks and then stop until spring.
- Because container trees normally grow fast the first couple of years, the trees should be staked.
- From bud break on, spray leaves until wet with zinc sulfate at 1-tablespoon per 3 gallons of water (or 1 lb per 50 gallons of water) every 2 weeks until mid or late summer or whenever tree stops growing.
- If planted during dormant season the trees may be fertilized with a balanced fertilizer at a rate of a ¼ pound per tree. Fertilize again in May with a ¼ pound of fertilizer. If planting after trees are leafed out there is no need to fertilize because the trees have already been fertilized before leaving the nursery. We recommend a balanced fertilizer for nut bearing trees with a nitrogen-phosphorous-potassium ratio of 13-13-13 or 15-15-15. Many different brands carry an acceptable product.
As of February 2016 - Pawnee and *Choctaw Varieties available only!!
Bottom Color Code Indicates Variety Of Tree
*Choctaw Varieties in limited quantity.
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