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Planting Pecan tree
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TnT    Posted 12-04-2004 at 06:26:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I live in Wichita Falls Texas. I'm planning on planting some trees in January 2005. I want to plant about six Pecan trees and a couple of Apple trees. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what to do to ensure they live? Also, will a cherry tree live here?

RuintTX    Posted 12-05-2004 at 08:40:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We are also in Wichita Falls. Pecan Trees will thrive here, and 6 trees will give you more pecans than one family can eat. Burkett and Pawnee varieties do well and handle our summer heat well. Have had zero success with apple trees. Each time they would get root-rot and die. I don't think it's the soil, because I planted Weeping Willows in their place and they're doing great. Also Globe Willows do well here. As an aside, pecans have a cycle where the good crop comes every second year, that was this year -- so your new plantings will have an extended time to "root-up". You get pecans every year, but the second year cycle crop is phenomonal. We are on the edge of Wichita County by SAFB, so we have a lot of clay in the soil but still have success, it's a shame there isn't more of a call for mesquite beans!! - Joe

bill b va    Posted 12-04-2004 at 18:38:03       [Reply]  [No Email]

check with truck drivers they are experts on pee cans .

George in TX    Posted 12-04-2004 at 18:31:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tune in WBAP 820 am from 8:00 to noon CST tomorrow out of Dallas. Listen to Howard Garrett, The Dirt Doctor, who pushes organic gardening and growing. Use their 800 phone number and ask that question. I'll bet Howard will have some good advice for you.

BTW I'm in Wise county, aboout 45 miles NW of Ft. Worth and about 75 miles SE of you.

Donna from Mo    Posted 12-04-2004 at 09:42:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know much about them, except that we planted two pecan trees and they lived. But they looked dead for most of the first summer... no leaves, nothing. So whatever you do, don't give up on them!

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