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Pecan trees are loaded…

Wowzers!  It is going to be a great pecan year this year folks!  Our pecan trees (maybe all pecans for all I know) tend to have a really productive year, then a not so productive year, then a productive year.  Last year was terrible, but then again we had the hottest summer in Texas history, so difficult to know.

But what I will say is that I have been learning a lot about pecan trees and their need to be fertilized.  I have fertilized them twice this year with an organic fertilizer and they like it BIGTIME.  I have observed better leafing, greener, TONS of fruit, overall healthier looking trees.  I was forgetting about these guys and taking them for granted.

Don’t forget to take care of your shrubs and trees, they play a vital role in the landscape, and all too often get forgotten when we fertilize and use other important organic gardening methods.

How are your pecan trees this year? And do you pass over your trees and shrubs when nurturing your garden?

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm Pecan pie….

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10 Comments

  1. Your tree looks beautiful! ooooh…. I could go for some pecan pie! yumm!!!! Our neighbours have the worlds ugliest hazelnut tree… but I am always tempted to forage some.

    • HAAAAAA! Yes, they are kind of ugly! I remember the farms of them out by Agassiz. Honestly, I don’t think pecans are the most beautiful trees either. Kind of spooky and scary looking. Although, they are beautiful in their own way. They are growing on me and they better as they are the state tree of Texas!!! :)

  2. I’ve never seen a pecan tree; we don’t have them in Europe, I love the nuts, but can’t buy those either in Italy. Christina

    • Interesting!!!!! So what is an example of a yummy Italian nut that is used in baking and such that grows there? I had never seen a pecan tree either until I moved to Texas, but I could buy the nuts at least. – xericstyle

  3. Salma Quraishi

    pecans were big in oregon (major state export) so I couldn’t believe they did well here too. I’ll be happy to help consume your harvest this fall :)
    I think italians have a love affair with hazelnuts “nocciola”. They put them in everything.

    • You are welcome to come nut hunting anytime y’all want to – I know you will cook/make a lot more amazing things with them then we will with your mad chef skills! ha! – xericstyle

  4. Good point – wayyy too many people into gardens forget the trees, overlooking them. Whether selecting new trees, caring for quality ones, or knowing when they have something better removed and made mulch.

    • Hey I tell ya what David, I have learned my lesson! Beautiful trees, taken care of properly, add so much – they are invaluable! – xericstyle

  5. Country Girl

    Howdy from oklahoma! Our trees both native and grafted are loaded!

    • Cheers! That is great – so what is a grafted tree? – xericstyle

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