Growing Organic Pecan Nuts

These are organic pecan nuts from my own tree which I sell to people in Springs and other areas.

Pecan nuts are one of my favourite nuts to eat, they are simply delicious straight out the shell or baked in a pie. Every winter the nuts fall to the ground and children and adults alike love picking them up when we have get-togethers at the house.  Pecan nut trees grow very large and like very fertile dark soil with a lot of water, especially young trees that are establishing a root system. You can grow pecan nut trees from seed, but they are difficult to germinate. They require stratification, which  is a procedure that tries to mimic Nature by placing the nuts in cold moist place like a fridge for three months to break down the enzymes  that prevent the nut from germinating in winter. I am experimenting with different ways to germinate the seeds to see which way is the easiest and which way produces the best results.

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Lara Whybrow

Executive Director at Ethical Suppliers (Pty) Ltd
Lara Whybrow is the founder and website developer/content writer at Ethical Suppliers. She loves growing all manner of things, particularly rare plants or edibles and used to keep a small flock of free range chickens. She is passionate about getting more people to grow organic food for themselves and selling the excess or giving it to those less fortunate.
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Posted on: August 29, 2015, by : Lara Whybrow

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