Pecan Trees (Bare Root) - Forkert (Type 2)

Scientific Name: Carya illinoinensis
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 7-9.
 

$14.95

Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:

7-9.

Mature Height:

75-100 ft

Mature Width:

40-70 ft

Sunlight:

Full (6-8 hours)

Spacing:

40-60 ft

Chill Hours:

300-500

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Harvest Time:

Mid October

Year to Bear:

6-8 years

Pollinator:

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

Does Not Ship To:

AK, AZ, CA, HI, PR
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Forkert Pecan trees produce oblong elliptical pecans with a rough surface that is easy to crack. These trees yields about 49 nuts per pound, and though the yield is small, the nuts are quite tasty. Forkerts are a Type-2 pollinator and should be pollinated with Type-One pecan trees. The tree grows to a mature height of 75 to 100 feet. They are hardy in Zones 7-9 and can be planted in full sun or partial shade as long as they are in deep, moist, and well-drained soil. USDA ZONES: Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
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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 info@plantmegreen.com 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

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Bart Moreau
Too early to know for sure

I followed the instructions that were sent with the trees. They seem to be happy in there new home,but it has only been a week

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Raymond Vaussine
Bare Root Plants in the Spring

I was told not to plant bare root trees in the spring, they would not make it. I ordered my 16 trees from Plant Me Green and they were shipped on a Monday and I received them Friday evening about 9:00 PM. Saturday I planted the trees. A week and a half later, I had one tree broke off at the graft by hogs, 11 of the remaining 15 have budded out. I was extremely worried about planting bare root in the spring and the plants taking 5 days to reach me so I could plant them. Hopefully the last 4 trees will bud and I will have 100% success with my trees. Thank you Plant Me Green.

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Philipp Dunn
Postive experience

Shipment arrived packed well and gave me larger trees than expected. Very easy company to deal with. Trees as promised.