Information Profile
  • Pecan trees are among the best, multi-purpose trees that can be grown in the Northern Rivers, providing a valuable commercial nut crop, an excellent long-term investment and great landscaping potential for the home gardener. The nuts are among the most delicious of all the nuts,
    as most people will agree after eating a scrumptious pecan pie or licking pecan ice cream. Pecan tree (Carya illinoinensis) was originally from the south east of the USA, but is now grown throughout the world in suitable climates. Pecans were one of the most recently domesticated major crops.
  • Although wild pecans were well-known among the colonial Americans as a delicacy, the commercial growing of pecans in the United States did not begin until the 1880s.[6] Today, the U.S. produces between 80% and 95% of the world's pecans, with an annual crop of 150–200 thousand tonnes.[7] The nut harvest for growers is typically around mid-October. Historically, the leading Pecan-producing state in the U.S. has been Georgia, followed by Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma; they are also grown in Arizona. Outside the United States, pecans are grown in Australia, Brazil, China, Israel, Mexico, Peru and South Africa. They can be grown approximately from USDA hardiness zones 5 to 9, provided summers are also hot and humid.
  • If the soil is very acid, heavy lime applications may be necessary. In such a case two-thirds of the recommended agricultural lime must be distributed over the entire area 12 months before planting, mixed into the topsoil by disking, and then ploughed in as deeply as possible. Because calcium moves very slowly in the soil, it is essential to work it into the future root zone of the trees.
  • A cover crop can then be planted and ploughed in 6 months later. This will increase the organic matter content of the soil. The remaining lime and all the required phosphate must be applied and lightly worked in simultaneously. The trees can then be planted 3 months later.
  • If soil samples have not been taken early enough to proceed as described, two-thirds of the lime must be mixed with the soil and ploughed in deeply; the phosphate and the rest of the lime are then distributed and worked in lightly. If large quantities of lime are required, this must be applied at least 3 months before planting, thoroughly mixed with the soil and worked in deeply.
  • Sixteen essential elements are known to be needed for plant growth. However, most pecan research has shown increases in yield and nut quality only when a few of these elements are supplied to orchard trees. The greatest response reported has been from using nitrogen (N) on soils deficient in this element.
  • Bareroot pecan trees can be planted from December through mid-March in most of Texas. It is important that roots remain slightly moist, but not wet, at all times between nursery digging and planting. If you are not ready to plant at the time of purchase, "heel them in" by placing the roots in a trench or hole and covering them with moist soil. Trim off all broken roots immediately before planting.
  • Pecans are grown primarily in the eastern area of North Carolina in well-drained soils. Pecan acreage is increasing in North Carolina with growers looking to diversify their farming operations. However, pecans must be viewed as a long-term investment with 20 to 23 years required for breaking even.
  • The larger wood, 3/8-‑ to 3/4‑inch diameter, is best for patch budding, while medium‑size scions, 1/4-‑ to 1/2‑inch diameter, are preferred for grafting. The best wood is found on young, vigorous trees and in the tops of mature trees. Trees pruned heavily (dehorned) will force vigorous new growth satisfactory for propagation wood. Label all wood as it is cut from the parent tree to avoid errors in identification.Do not allow the wood to dry out before it is placed in storage. Moist burlap sacks wrapped around the wood serve this purpose well.
  • Weigh out 20 g of pecan halves and spray kernels with water using an atomizer spray bottle to an 11.6% moisture content. Drain excess water off kernel surfaces and lace sprayed pecans in Zip- Loc™ freezer bags.
General Information
  • Non-Timber Forest Products
  • Pecan
  • Pecan -The Queen of nuts
  • Carya illinoinensis


  • Alabama Pecan Growers Association
  • Princeton Growers
  • California Pecan Growers
  • Growers of Texas Native Pecans
  • Growers List of Pecan
  • New Mexico Pecan Growers Association
  • Oklahoma Pecan Growers' Association
  • Texas Pecan Growers Association
  • National Pecan Shellers Association
  • Choctaw Hill Pecan Farm

Growth & Cultivation

  • Cultivation of pecans Nuts
  • Pecan Orchard Fertilization
  • Fertilizer and Cultural Recommendations for Pecan Trees
  • Effect of Various Treatments on Germination of Pecan Seed
  • Response of Pecon to Nitrogen Rate  and Nitrogen Application Time
  • Production Grafting Pecan Trees
  • Propagating Pecan and
    Black Walnut in Missouri
  • Texas Native Pecans


  • Pecan Production in Southwest Arkansas
  • Home Fruit Production-Pecans
  • Crop Profile for Pecans in North Carolina
  • Risks and Returns
    California Pecan Orchards
  • Sustainable Pecan Production
  • The Pros and Cons of Backyard Pecan Production
  • Pecan Production in Travis Country


  • Collecting and Storing Pecan
    Propagation Wood
  • Oil Reduction of Whole Pecans by Supercritical Fluid Extraction
  • A Commercial User's Guide for Georgia Pecans
  • Use of Edible Coating to Preserve Pecans at Room Temperature
  • A Profile of the Pecan Industry and Valuable Consumer Tips
  • Storing Pecans
  • Procedure for Hot Water Treatment of Pecan Scion Wood to Eliminate the Bacterial Leaf Scorch Pathogen


  • Elizabeth's Pecan Products
  • Koinonia Pecans
  • Pecan Carrier Oil
  • Pecan Products
  • The Pecan Company Products
  • Schermer Pecans Products
  • Tobias Pecan


  • Genetics and Improvement of Pecan
  • Control Pecan Nut Casebearer
  • Molecular and Pheromone Studies of Acrobasis nuxvorella Neunzig (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) to Improve Pecan IPM
  • A Multi-State Network for Predicting Pest Activity in Pecans
  • Drying macadamia nut-in-shell on-farm


  • Pecan Cracker
  • Pecan Equipment
  • Dynamic NutCracker
  • Braxton Pecan Cracker
  • Pecan Processing Equipment
  • Pecan shelling system
  • Pecan Sheller

Material Safety Data Sheet

  • Ground Pecan Shells
  • Hi-Yield(R) Pecan & Fruit Tree Fertilizer
  • Pecan
  • Pecan Stain
  • Ferti-lome® Fruit, Citrus & Pecan Tree Food
  • Pecan USA
  • WEST SYSTEM® 405™ Filleting Blend


  • Pecan Nut By-Products and Processes
  • Pecan Confection
  • Pecan processing method and system
  • Hand Pecan Harvester
  • Method and apparatus for separating "pops" from pecans
  • Pecan shucker
  • Commercial Pecan
  • Heart-Healthy Pecans make grade according to the 2005 dietary guidelines
  • Plant Health Care Program
  • Pecan Insects
  • Plant Guide
  • Pecan Production Guidelines
    For Small Orchards And Home Yards


  • Evaluation of Temik (aldicarb) For the Control of the Pecan Aphid Complex for Pecans Grown in Arizona
  • Evaluating Pecan Problems
  • Pecan Diseases and Their Control
  • Controlling the Pecan Nut Casebearer
  • Pecan Insects
  • Manganese Deficiency in Pecan
  • Pecan Diseases


  • Pecan Arthropod Management
  • Pecan Crop Load Management
  • Managing Native Pecans
  • Pecan Management
  • Pest Management Strategic Plan for Pecans
  • Weed Management in Pecans
  • Biological Control of Pecan
    Nut Casebearer and Aphids
    in New Mexico Pecans
  • Texas Pecan Pest Management Newsletter


  • Pecan Flooring
  • Pecan Carya illinoiensis
  • Pecan Shells as a Roughage in Steer Rations and Uses of Rib Cut Density in Estimating Energy Gain
  • Pecan's Chief Characteristics and its Uses
  • Interior Woodwork in Houses


  • Nutrients in Shelled Pecans
  • Health Benefits of Pecans
  • A Healthful New Mexico-Grown Food
  • Pecan nuts growing in popularity as people discover their health benefits
  • Pecans as A Health Food
  • The Pecan and Your Health
  • Pecan Nut-enriched Diet helps prevent the risk of heart Diseases
  • Nuts- The Surprising Health Benefits
  • The Health-Conscious Schizo Went Nuts


  • Pecan Orchard Air Blast Sprayers
  • International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research
  • Foliar Applications of Boron to Pecan Trees Does Not Affect Fruit Set
  • Pecan industry concerned about allergy issues
  • A Survey of Pecan Sheller’s Interest in
    Storage Technology
  • Farming-out Pecans
  • First Report of Meloidogyne Partityla on Pecan in Georgia
  • First Report of Meloidogyne partityla on Pecan in Florida
  • Texas Crop and Weather Report
  • Pecan Report


  • Marketing Channels for Pecans
  • Pecan Market Forecast Strong Despite Large Harvest Forecast
  • Pecan Production and Prices
  • Economic Trends in U.S Pecan Market with an Overview of The U.S and World Tree Nut Complex
  • Many steps save water as pecan market grows
  • Georgia Pecan Market Update
  • Pecan Market Update for Texas
  • Texas Pecan Orchards
  • Pecans


  • Indianola Pecan Suppliers
  • Suppliers from Texas
  • Exporter Of Pecan Nut
  • Cameron Supplier
  • Nut Exporter, Importer & Machinery Manufacturer
  • Wholesalers of raw nuts
  • Suppliers of Natural Food Ingredients
  • Suppliers Of Pecan Nut
  • Royalty Pecans Suppliers
  • Importers & Exporters of Pecans
  • Selling Leads of Pecan Nut
  • Texas Suppliers
  • Global Traders of Pecan Nut
  • Pecan nuts - Suppliers in the UK
  • Kerman Suppliers


  • Buyers and Custom
    Shellers in the Western
    Pecan-Growing Region
  • Pecan Buyers-Shellers
  • Pecan Nut Buyers List
  • Pecan Buyers