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Pecan Trees - Gafford (Type 1)Carya illinoinensis
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-9
The Gafford pecan is one of the best for a low-maintenance tree, as it requires very little help to fight disease and insects. It produces a moderate quality nut with bright kernels with occasional speckling. Nuts are medium-sized, and harvest is mid-season. It has excellent resistance to scab and foliage pests. It is one of the most pest-free selections we have ever evaluated. Yields have been good to excessive. To maintain quality and reduce alternate bearing, crop thinning will be required.
The tree is a Type-1 pollinator and will need a Type-2 pecan tree such as the Cherryle, Lakota, Kiowa, Sunmer or Zinner. The tree grows to a mature height of 75 to 100 feet. The Gafford is hardy in Zones 7-9 and should be planted in full sun or partial shade with deep, moist, well-drained soil.
USDA ZONES: Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
MORE INFORMATION: Pecan Tree Growing Guide
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How to Plant
STEP 2) 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.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. 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.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.