The Candy pecan tree was discovered in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, as a chance seedling on the property of W.B. Schmidt. It was soon noticed for the wonderful qualities that make this tree a keeper.
The Candy is extremely prolific which makes it perfect for landscaping due to its attractive leaves. It is resistant to pecan scab.
Candy produces a smaller size nut that is oval shaped and has excellent shelling qualities. Normally there are 78 nuts per pound.
The 45% kernel Candy has a smooth texture and an exceptional flavor which is great for fruitcakes and candies.
You can expect to start seeing your own high quality pecans in just a few years because Candy is highly precocious. It has mid-season pollen shed and the flowers are receptive in the beginning of the season. Expect to see pecans falling in late September.
Type I pecan varieties such as the Caddo or Pawnee would make excellent choices to cross-pollinate the Candy.
More information about planting and growing pecan trees is available from Bass. See below to check out the latest edition of our Planting Guide and to visit our Blog.
Note: Trees can not be shipped to Arizona, California and Oregon. We prune trees before shipping.
Shipping Weight (in LB) 54.0000 Heat Sensitive No Growing Zone 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Tree Type II Nuts per lb. 78 Kernel % 45 Disease Resistance High Cross-pollinate Caddo, Pawnee