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.
Other Pecan Tree Information
Berdoll's prides itself on providing the highest quality pecan trees available.
We hope you find the following information helpful when selecting a pecan tree from us.
ABOUT OUR TREES...
- The trees are planted in a container that is specifically made for pecan trees.
- Medium trees have a 2 year root (meaning the nut has been planted for 2 years). Large trees have a 3 year root.
- Medium trees have a 1 year top (meaning the tree has been growing for 1 year since it was grafted to be a specific variety). Large trees have a 2 year top.
- All of our trees are Elliot rootstock which is chosen for its strong root system.
- Most pecan trees will be 5-7 years old before they produce pecans. Production depends on the variety of tree, soil, water application, spray program and weather. Earliest production may be 4 years with the right conditions and care.
ABOUT THE VARIETIES OF TREES WE OFFER...
- Pawnee-fast grower, early producer, requires less maintenance than some of the other varieties. We feel this is the best yard tree.
- Choctaw- Is a good yard tree, yields a larger nut, makes a beautiful yard tree
- Price varies throughout year depending on size & age.
- At 100 trees there is a $2.00 discount per tree
- We have pollinator trees planted in some areas of our orchards and in other areas we do not.
- Therefore, from our experience pollinators are not required, but will not hurt.
- Here is information if you are interested:
- Early Pollen Shedding Varieties: Desirable, Pawnee, Cheyenne
- Late Pollen Shedding Varieties: Wichita, Choctaw, Kiowa
- Pecan South Magazine: Phone: 979-846-3285 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 4348 Carter Creek Pkwy., Suite 101 Bryan, TX 77802
- Texas A & M University: Extension publications can be found @ https://agrilifebookstore.org/
- For more information contact your local county extension office.
- They have many great and informative publications about pecans and trees.
- • Bastrop County Extension Office: 512-581-7186
- • Travis County Extension Office, Master Gardener: 512-854-9600