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CLASSIFICATION OF PECAN CULTIVARS

Pecan trees preven themselves somewhat from self-pollinating and encourage cross by being: Protandrous or Protogynous.

Protandrous trees release pollen from the staminate (male) flowers (or catkins) before that tree's pistillate (female) flowers (or nutlets) are receptive to pollen.

Protogynous trees produce nutlets that are receptive to pollen before that tree's catkins release pollen.

In order to get good pollenination of pecan cultivars one should have either a lot of native pecan trees around the named varieties or have at least one protandrous and one protogynous type in his or her backyard or small orchard.  Below is a partial listing of the varieties of pecans that grow in our area and their dichogamy.  Not all the varieties listed below are recommended varieties for Brazoria county, but are listed simply because they are growing in the county.  For other varieties reference Pecan Cultivars--Past and Present by Tommy E. Thompson and Fountain Young, published by The Texas Pecan Growers Association Inc. College Station, Texas 1985.

Protandrous types:                             Protogynous types: 
Caddo                                                            Apache
Cape Fear*                                                     Choctaw
Cheyenne*                                                     Elliott*
Desirable*                                                      Forkert*
Pawnee                                                          Gloria Grande
Podsednik                                                     GraTex
San Saba                                                        Jackson
Success                                                         Kiowa
Osage                                                            Mahan
Oconee                                                          Mohawk
                                                                      Shawnee
                                                                      Shoshoni
                                                                      Sioux
                                                                      Stuart
                                                                      Wichita

*Recommended varites for Brazoria County
More information on growing Pecans
John Panzarella
4/27/2007