USDA Organic Stuart Pecan Tree

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Pecan trees are rich native of the American south. The USDA Organic Stuart Pecan (Carya illinoinensis 'Stuart') variety was started in Mississippi by J.R. Lassabe, but thank Colonel Stuart for making it popular. It is now the most grown pecan for a variety of reasons.

The nuts of the 'Stuart' Pecan are green with some black starbursts. The large nut is a lighter gray-brown with darker brown veins. Its meat is a beautiful golden brown, with a rich, buttery flavor.

From the Southern standard pecan pie to gooey pecan rolls, your desserts, salads and charcuteries will never be the same! The meat is high in unsaturated fatty acid and contains over 19 vitamins and minerals, as well as having antioxidant properties that will reduce your LDL cholesterol.

Planting and Application:

Your Stuart Pecan grows up to 100 tall, giving you and your descendants decades of shade and delicious, health-giving Pecans. Hardwood sturdy branches, the high-reaching crown will be filled with dense pinnate foliage.

These are fantastic shade trees, but they get large, so make sure you have room for them before planting. With a moderate growth rate, you’ll not be waiting long to be basking beneath the dappled cool shade, so set up those Adirondack chairs now!

  • Paper-Shell Variety - Ripens Earlier Than Most Varieties
  • A Beautiful Shade Tree & Bountiful Crops Of Pecans
  • Cakes, Fudge, Coat Chicken & Seafood, & Toss in a Salad
  • Wood Used For Cooking, Grilling & Woodworking Projects
  • Requires Pollination from Another Pecan Variety Type 1

#ProPlantTips for Care:

You will need two Pecan trees, your 'Stuart' Pecan and a Type 1 pollinator. In the spring, you will find bees enjoying your tree’s unusual green flowers, pollinating as they go. It can be grown further north than most varieties of paper shell pecans, and when it starts to produce, you will have a nice crop in October through early November.

  • Requires Less Work & Pruning Than Other Varieties
  • First Harvest at about 8 Years of Age
  • Can be Grown Further North Than Most Varieties - Growing Zones 5-9
  • Ripens October - Early November
  • Full sun & touch of shade & Most well-drained soil & Moderate Fertility

Why wait? Order your 'Stuart' Pecan today at The wildlife in your area will thank you. Your kids and grandkids will thank you. And you will thank yourself as you reap the tasty health benefits!


Recommended Pollinators: Hardy, Desirable, Amling, Caddo, Cape Fear & Oconee

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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USDA Organic Stuart Pecan Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Carya illinoinensis 'Stuart'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 70 - 100 feet
Mature Spread 40 - 75 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant No