Pecan cultivars that I currently have grafted to native
pecan trees. Some comments about the performance of the cultivar are
noted next to the variety.
|MAJOR - The northern standard. Produces large quantities of smaller nuts. Nut size varies from 65 to 95 nuts per pound. Best flavor I have tasted.||STUART - We are at the northern edge of the range however the trees produce consistent crops of good pecans.|
|COLBY - Average 65 nuts per pound. Size varies considerably, susceptible to powdery mildew. Matures early and has a thick shell. This year has been wet and scab has been a problem with this cultivar.||STARK HARDY GIANT - Tree has light crops. Many nuts fall off in July and August. Nuts do not fill out well. This year has been wet and scab has been a problem with this cultivar.|
|STARK SURECROP - Thick hulls and only 1 to 2 nuts per cluster. Dark meats and many do not fill out completely. Nut size is larger than major.||DESIRABLE - Very susceptible to scab. By August hulls are black and quit growing. I do not believe I have got a single nut off this cultivar. Not recommended for Southern Illinois.|
|MOHAWK - I have only had 3 years of nut production. Nuts are much larger than Stewart and have thin shell that are easy to crack. - One of my favorites.||MERAMEC - I have only had 3 years of nut production. Nuts are much larger than Stewart. Hulls are thicker and nut are a little larger than Stewart. Meats are light colored and smooth. Cracks well and you get a large percentage of halves. - One of my favorites.|
|CAPE FEAR - First crop. Waiting for results.||GLORIA GRAND - First crop. Waiting for results.|
|BARTON - Heavy bearer. Nuts slightly smaller than Stewart. Crack easy and meats are medium in color.||
STARK SOUTHERN GIANT- No nuts
CHOCTAW - No nuts yet.
GRA TEX - No nuts yet.