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Barton Pecan Nut

A pollinator is required, Barton and Witchita pollinate each other. Ensure they are planted with at least 10m of space between them and 20 feet or more from buildings or other structures.

Pecan trees are monoecious, meaning they have both male and female flowers on the same tree. Catkins, which are the male flowers, produce millions of pollen grains that can pollinate enough flowers to yield thousands of pounds of pecans.

The Barton pecan tree can produce nuts on its own; however, the yield will be very disappointing. These trees are compatible in terms of bloom time and pollen compatibility with the Witchita pecan tree, ensuring successful pollination and high-yield nut production.

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Barton pecan trees thrive in areas with hot summers and moderate winters. They do require 800-1000 chill hours below 7 degrees.

They require full sun exposure to produce abundant nuts. Ensure they are planted in a location where they will receive at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight daily. 

Dig a hole approximately 1m x 1m and 1m deep, ensuring the tree is planted at the same depth as it was in the nursery black bag.


Pecan nut trees can grow to a height of between 20 – 40m tall. Ensure they are planted at least 10 metres apart and away from structures and power lines.

Soil type

Pecan nut trees prefer well-drained soil that is deep and fertile. They can tolerate a range of soil types but do best in loamy soils with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0.

Soil should be rich in organic matter. Adding compost or well-rotted manure before planting can improve soil structure and fertility.


Mulching around your tree makes it appealing and allows the soil to benefit from a constant supply of nutrients gathered by its slow decomposition process. Mulching will also keep the soil moist on warmer days.


Young Barton pecan trees need regular watering, especially during dry periods, to help them establish a strong root system. Provide about 1 inch of water per week during the growing season.

Once established, pecan trees are somewhat drought tolerant but will still benefit from supplemental watering during prolonged dry spells.


Pecan trees, including Barton, are heavy feeders and require regular fertilization to support their growth and nut production. Apply our slow-release nitrogen-rich all plant fertiliser. Apply 1 teaspoon every 4-5 months. The roots will absorb what they required.


Prune your pecan nut trees annually during the dormant season (winter) to remove dead, damaged, or crossing branches. This helps improve air circulation and light penetration within the canopy, reducing disease and improving nut production.

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