There are more acres of Stuart pecan trees than any other cultivar, and it all began in Jackson County, MS. It was originated by J.R. Lassabe and named for Col. W.R. Stuart of Ocean Springs, MS.
The Stuart is one of the most successful pecan cultivars. It has wonderful cold weather hardiness, and the Stuart will sustain only minor damage during the hardest winters.
The Stuart is not a precocious variety. It will take about 7 years to produce pecans, but the quantity of pecans it drops is well worth the wait.
The Stuart pecan is a large nut at only 55 nuts per pound, and has a moderately thick shell with dark stripes. The packing tissue separates cleanly from the pecans which makes for easy shelling. The 46% kernel is golden to light brown in color.
The Stuart has a fair resistance to pecan scab. It rarely requires any training of the branches and naturally forms secure branch angles. Cross-pollinate with a Type I variety such as the Pawnee, Creek or Cape Fear.
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Heat Sensitive No Growing Zone 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Tree Type II Nuts per lb. 46 Kernel % 55 Disease Resistance High Cross-pollinate Cape Fear, Creek, Pawnee