Oconee was bred for its desirable characteristics such as high quality kernels, disease resistance, and its most important quality, large nut size, combined with a thin, easily cracked shell. It was introduced on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
With only 48 pecans per pound and 53% kernel, these large morsels ripen and fall early to tempt the wildlife.
With an excellent pecan harvest in as little as five years, this highly precocious variety will be a profitable addition to any orchard.
The Oconee is gaining popularity and replacing many older varieties due to, in part its resistance to pecan scab. Cross-pollinate with a Type II variety such as the Forkert or Kiowa.
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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 I Nuts per lb. 48 Kernel % 53 Disease Resistance Moderate Cross-pollinate Forkert, Kiowa, Maramec