Friday, June 07, 2013

Wichita Pecan

We planted our Wichita Pecan (Carya illinoensis) on June 1, 2013. Apparently it will produce nuts which are medium, long, sharply pointed at both ends, with good flavor.

The pecan looks like a dead tree but it has some green buds tucked away that I'm hoping will pop out. I've watered it heavily for four days after planting it and and now switched off the water and will wait for the buds and leaves to pop out. Then I'll return to watering it again. These are the instructions from Tropica Mango where we bought the pecan.

'Wichita' is a selection from a cross between 'Halbert' and 'Mahan' made in 1940 by L.D. Romberg at the Pecan Field Station in Brownwood, TX. In 1949, scion wood from this selection was distributed to growers for trial studies. It was named and released by Romberg in 1959.

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