The pecan tree is very native to Texas and can outlast even the hottest summer months. Pecan trees thrive next to rivers and streams in Texas because of their large consumption of water. If the soil becomes to dry, the tree will start dropping its fruit (pecans) in order to stay alive. Just like most plants, the success of Pecan Trees depend on a healthy root system. In order to keep pecan trees at the orchard it requires time, equipment, testing, maintenance and around the clock care.
Here’s a few tips on how we keep our trees it tip top shape!
- We keep an eye on our soil and Pecan trees thrive in conditions where there is minimum clay density in the soil and an abundant supply of water.
- We do rain dances each day! Some of the top yielding trees need up to 2,000 gallons of water per week! Thanks to our water wells and extensive irrigation we are able to save both our trees and our crops when we face dry years like we recently have had.
- We make sure our leaves have adequate sunlight, to avoid crowding we hedge our trees during off season. We want to have proper light filtration all the way from the top of the canopy down to the bottom limb. Without proper sunlight trees will begin to lose leaves, limbs, and a lot of pecan production. Crowding can be a big problem without proper maintenance.
Take a look at our hedgers in action here:
Tips for Growing Pecans in your own back yard!
- Plant container Pecan Trees in early February.
- Buy trees from reputable nurseries and make sure the tree is at least 5-7 feet tall and have a diameter of at least 1’, 6 inches above the bud union.
- Never let roots dry out when transporting the tree
Pecan tree roots can spread out quite a bit so make sure you plant far enough away from buildings or any areas where roots may later pose a problem.
A good local source for the North Texas area to get more information on planting pecan trees for your home would be any of the local nurseries.
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More about Pecan Shed
Pecan Shed of Wichita Falls, ships many varieties of pecans such as the Pawnee, Wichita, Cheyenne and Choctaw. Whether you prefer them in the shell, cracked, or shelled, these pecans are some of the BEST in Texas! Order your pecans online here!