28th November 2019

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Do pecan trees produce every other year?

Why do my pecans not produce every year? Alternate bearing in pecan production means that a tree bears a relatively heavy crop of nuts one year and a lighter one the next. It is characteristic of pecan trees and other hardwood forest trees.

How long does it take to grow a pecan tree from seed?

If you want to add a pecan tree to your landscape, start with a container-grown or bare-root nursery tree, or grow your tree from seed. Although pecans planted from seed grow slowly during their first two to three years, they can easily reach heights of 70 feet or more at maturity, around 20 years of age.

How many lbs of pecans does a tree produce?

A mature pecan tree requires nearly 34,000 gallons of water per year. With annual average yields of 40 to 50 pounds per tree, this amounts to nearly 680 to 850 gallons of water per pound of nuts, depending on soil type. Proper management of these practices will result in fast growing productive trees.