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How often do pecan trees bear fruit?

Many pecan tree cultivars are alternate bearing, which means that they produce heavy and light crops during alternate years or heavier crops once every two to three years.

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Simply so, do pecan trees make every year?

Alternate bearing in pecan production means that a tree bears a relatively heavy crop of nuts one year and a lighter one the next. It is characteristic of pecan trees and other hardwood forest trees. Healthy trees of any cultivar are better able to bear pecans consistently from year to year.

Furthermore, what age do pecan trees stop producing? Remember that many pecan cultivars do not start producing nuts until they are 12 to 15 years of age. One of the most overlooked reasons why pecan trees sometimes fail to produce is poor variety. Pecan varieties vary in production capacity and susceptibility to diseases.

Then, why is my pecan tree not producing?

For example, a variety such as Schely will rarely produce a good crop when trees are unsprayed because the trees are extremely susceptible to pecan scab, a fungous disease. Inadequate lime or fertilizer- Lack of lime, nitrogen fertilizer and zinc are common limiting factors in pecan production.

How often do pecans drop?

Gardeners who plant pecan trees make a big time commitment waiting for the trees to produce their first crop. The trees spend their first five or six years becoming established. They finally start producing nuts between their fifth and 10th year, depending on the variety.

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