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Most Widely Planted Pecan Tree in America

The Desirable Pecan Tree is…well…desirable for so many reasons. All the rage in pecan orchards and commercial grower’s fields since the 1960’s, there’s a good chance that the pecans you’ve bought from your local grocer are from a Desirable tree. If you’ve ever driven through southern states in the fall, the delicious pecans you get from those classic roadside stands are probably from a Desirable tree, too. 

Ripening in October, the Desirable nuts are some of the first “papershells” on the market. You can crack them in your hand. You will get two HUGE nutmeat halves to enjoy. 

For the grower one of the best characteristics of this tree is that the nuts grow in giant clusters and self-prune, meaning they naturally drop a few nuts from each cluster so that the tree can focus its energies on the nuts that remain. Result: bigger pecans. They grow quickly and it’s not unusual to get a 25 gallon bucket full of pecans from a healthy 5 year old tree. 

Desirable Pecan trees are also beautiful shade trees and can be excellent yard trees. The University of Georgia recommends a diligent spraying regimen to keep the trees free of Pecan Scab for best home yields.

Shade, beauty AND home-grown nuts. What are you waiting for? Order yours today! 

* Great shade tree
* Loads of pecans
* Quick growing 

Recommended pollinators: Stuart, Hardy Pecan


Desirable Pecan Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Carya illinoensis 'Desirable'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 75 - 100 feet
Mature Spread 75 - 100 feet
Soil Type Well-drained
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Medium