How to Plant and Cultivate Nut Trees
Learn some helpful tips on growing almonds, chestnuts, pecans and hazelnuts.
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The pecan is a big tree (up to 70 feet tall) but a beautiful one.
If you plant one that needs a pollenizer but don't provide the pollenizer, you'll get no nuts. On the other hand, plant two or more pecans and you get a harvest. Pecans ripen on the tree, and when it's time, the skin opens, releasing the nut.
"When the nut falls to the ground, just allow the nut to dry on the ground and it'll be ready to go."
Many pecan varieties are adapted to colder climates throughout the U.S., so talk to your local agriculture extension agent to find out what will work best for your region.
Some nut trees in some areas can be a lot of work, advises Ed, so be sure you have the space and the desire to maintain the tree before you bring one home.
There's no more spectacular harbinger of spring than an ornamental cherry tree bursting into bloom.