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Pecan Trees - Owens (Type 1)

Scientific Name: Carya illinoinensis
Best Planted In Zone: 7-9


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Not only do Owen Pecan trees produce tasty pecans, but they are also very disease resistant, making them a desirable pecan tree. The tree originated in the northern Mississippi delta, but can grow in your back yard as well. The pecans ripen in the late fall with the tree yielding about 46 nuts per pound. The pecans have a bright, tasty meat. The tree grows to a mature height of 75 to 100 feet. The Owen is a Type 1 pollinator and should be planted within a mile of a Type Two pecan tree in order to pollinate. Pecan trees should be planted in full sun or partial shade with well-drained soil. They can withstand a variety of soil types as long as the soil is well-drained. USDA ZONES: Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Most PlantMeGreen trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery. Packages are typically shipped within 7-10 days from the time of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon confirmation of your PlantMeGreen purchase. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your PlantMeGreen package. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed, if a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order.
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
Pecan trees need water and sun in order to thrive. Be sure to plant in deep, moist, and well-drained soil. During the tree's first growing season, be sure to water regularly, about a gallon of water a day, (though you do not need to water every day in order to accomplish this). Prune pecan trees in the winter, making sure to prune lower hanging branches to encourage upward and lateral growth.