Sumner Pecan


Sumner Pecan (Carya illinoinensis) is a late-maturing variety, known for its large, flavorful nuts. This tree ensures a grand finale to the harvest season, making it a favorite among patient gardeners. Its vast foliage and sturdy trunk make it a picturesque addition to any garden or park.

2-3′ Bareroot Grafted

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 6-9
Soil pH: 6.0-6.5
Soil Type: Well-drained, sandy loam
Water Requirements: Deep, infrequent watering
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Good
Chilling Hours: 600-800 hours

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 70-100′ tall, 40-75′ wide
Plant Spacing: 35-45′
Growth Habit: Upright-spreading
Rootstock: Moore, Stuart, or Choctaw Seedling

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Cross-pollination from Type I required
Pollination Mechanisms: Wind
Bloom Time: April-May
Flower Color: Greenish-yellow

Fruit Characteristics

Nut size: 1-1.5″
Nut Flavor: Sweet and rich
Nut/Husk Color and Appearance Brown, oval, and smooth
Harvest Time: October-November
Yield & Storage: High yield, store in cool, dry place
Years to Bear: 4-8

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Pecan Scab: Moderately Susceptible
Pecan Phylloxera Resistance: Moderately Resistant
Pecan Bacterial Leaf scorch: Moderately Susceptible
Pecan Anthracnose Resistance: Moderately Resistant
Pecan Weevil Resistance: Moderately Susceptible
Hickory Shuckworm Resistance: Moderately Susceptible

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright-spreading
Foliage Color: Green
Fall Color: Yellow-orange
Lifespan: 150-300 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Southeastern United States
Nitrogen Fixing: No