Pecan Trees (Bare Root) - Desirable (Type 1)

Scientific Name: Carya illinoinensis
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-9.


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Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:


Mature Height:

75-100 ft

Mature Width:

40-70 ft


Full (6-8 hours)


40-60 ft

Chill Hours:


Growth Rate:


Harvest Time:

Mid October

Year to Bear:

8-10 years


Needed. Excellent compatibility with Cherryle, Gloria Grande, Kiowa, Lakota, Stuart, Sumner or Zinner

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The Desirable is a favorite pecan tree because it is a regular and heavy pecan producer. Its pecans are a favorite because they are large, round, well-shaped, and abundantly filled with an excellent flavor. It yields an average of 44 nuts per pound. These characteristics, as well as its well-branched quality, make the Desirable Pecan tree a great pick for home or commercial planting. It's a Type-1 pollinator and should be pollinated with Type-Two pecan trees. At maturity, it can reach a height between 75-100 feet with a 50-75 foot spread. USDA ZONES: Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.
We are now offering $15 flat rate shipping for all orders!
At Plant Me Green we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care. We will be shipping bare root trees on Mondays only in order to reduce stress on the trees. Bare root trees must be dormant in order to be shipped. We will begin shipping directly after they are harvested. If everything goes according to schedule, bare root shipping will begin the last week in January, unless otherwise noted in your order. We do not hold orders unless requested by you, the buyer. Please take into consideration your transit times before placing an order, using FedEx Ground's delivery estimation chart below.

Due to the Agricultural Laws in place, we cannot ship to Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or US territories. We cannot ship trees internationally. If you have any questions concerning transit time for your order, please feel free to contact us at or toll free 855-817-5268.

What to Expect

Our bare root plants come with their roots packaged in wet paper wrapped in plastic. You can keep them in their packages for up to 7 days if you place them in a cool, shady, frost-free place like an unheated garage. Before you store the plants, open up their packages and make sure that the roots and packing material are moist. The packing material should feel like a wrung-out sponge. Check the moisture level of the packaging material every two days.

If you don't have an ideal place to store the plants in their packages or if you must wait for longer than 7 days to plant, then it is a good idea to heel your plants in.

How to Heel In Bare Root Trees

Ready to Plant

STEP 1: Take the trees out of the box and inspect the trees to make sure the main trunk did not snap and the roots are in good shape.

STEP 2: Our bare root plants come with their roots packaged in wet paper wrapped in plastic. Remove the plastic bag from around roots.

STEP 3: Soak the roots in a bucket/trough/bin etc. for 24 hours. It is important that the roots stay covered in water.

STEP 4: After a 24 hour soak, plant your trees in the ground. The hole should be double the width and as deep as the root system.

STEP 5: Spread out the dormant tree’s roots to encourage outward growth.

STEP 6: Keep the tree vertical in the planting hole (perpendicular to the ground) so that it grows straight.

STEP 7: Keep the graft union (the colored tape on the lower trunk) 2-3 inches above the ground.

STEP 8: Refill the hole with native soil (what was removed at digging time), and any other soil amendments.

STEP 9: Gently tamp out any air pockets from the soil once the planting hole is filled.

STEP 10: Thoroughly water your newly planted tree.

Pecan trees need water and sun in order to thrive. Be sure to plant in deep, moist, and well-drained soil. During the tree's first growing season, be sure to water regularly, about a gallon of water a day, (though you do not need to water every day in order to accomplish this). Prune pecan trees in the winter, making sure to prune lower hanging branches to encourage upward and lateral growth.
More Information: Bare Root Planting Guide
Bare Root Pecan Preorder Terms & Conditions
Thank you for preordering!
• Pecan bare root preorders will be accepted until harvest date of bare root trees (to be determined, but generally early January) or until maximum orders have been filled.
• Orders will ship approximately 2-3 weeks after harvest date UNLESS otherwise noted in your order. We do not hold orders unless requested by you the buyer.
• Payment in full is required to secure quantity and variety for your order. Payment will be processed immediately upon completing checkout.
• Preorders are shipped in the order that they were received after harvest date (to be determined, but generally early January).
• If, in the event the quantity or variety you preordered is not available, you will be notified and will have the opportunity to substitute a different variety or cancel your order before shipping.

Customer Reviews

Based on 31 reviews
Steffen Apollo
Great plants and service, thank you.

I will defenitlly recomend to others.

Greg Banks
Long roots

They arrived right on time.
Heavy healthy wood!
Their roots are as long as the above ground tree.

Aubrey Odom
Committed to every order.

Whether you order one tree or one hundred, this nursery treats you as a valued customer with email updates and tracking numbers. They carefully package one tree or many trees in the same professional manner. My tree arrived in excellent condition ready to plant.

marlene stuckey
The good and the bad

1st the good, the tree came rapidly and it had a long tap root of which almost all of it was still attached. I got a tree years back that they had broken off the tap root and it struggled along for 2 years, never growing till it died.
The Bad, they removed ALL the hair roots; all it had was a dozen thin secondary roots off the tap. The hair roots are what a tree absorbs water and minerals with.
Its been about 2 weeks and the top has budded out. i know down below it is trying to form new hair roots. The buds will survive only so long without them before they die. The buds are literally living off the life of the wood right now. We will see if it survives or not. It is poor management to dig up a tree for bare root shipping and to clear the dirt in such a way as to strip away all the hair roots. The tree needed a few months in the ground in dormancy to have had time to grow back those hair roots. I see why they are so cheap. They just want to push them out the door for as much profit as they can get so as to not have a total loss, in the mean time a tree that dies just hurts their reputation of which I dont think they care. No wonder they wont warranty their bare root trees,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us Marlene. It is reviews like yours that enable us to improve our practices and procedures. As your testimony states we have dug the trees even deeper (since your last order) to ensure we get as much of the tap root out of the ground as possible. As for the hair root comment (feeder roots), we follow the practice encouraged by the University of Georgia stating the trimming of the feeder roots actually stimulates faster growth and a healthier tree. You can read here if you would like more information:

Also, our trees are warrantied at 50% purchase price unless you purchase the extended warranty. Please let us know if you would like any further information or assistance and again we thank you for your feedback.

Jimmie Jennings

All is well!