This is the second of two podcasts this year focusing on pecans. Pecans are a big deal for us this year, so we hope you can understand.
Thanks to a great program in Fairhope this week and the opportunity there to visit with several experienced growers, we now know the following about our tiny pecan orchard:
- 12 trees – three each of Excel (II), McMillan (II), Gafford (I), and Eclipse (I). The roman numeral after each cultivar is its pollination type, which I have included for my own reference as well as for others.
- 40 foot spacing, probably in a zig-zag line to fit the available space
- Irrigation with buried drip hose with inline emitters, with two supplemental emitters for each tree, one terminating next to the tree and another 24 inches out
- Use of geotextile fabric we already have on hand to control weeds
Here’s the web site for the Alabama Pecan Growers Association