This info and interest in the pecans began the fall we moved to the farm in 2018. Most of the trees (especially those that had not been trimmed heavily) had some pecans and so began the quest to ID the trees as clearly there are a number of different cultivars.
The assignment of cultivar names to our pecan trees was based on comparisons of our nuts and kernels with the photos and descriptions of pecans at the following sites.
- Nut Qualities of Selected Pecans Grown in South Alabama. Report of a study at Auburn’s Gulf Coast Substation in Fairhope. Published November 1975 and found here.
- Pecan cultivars – Alphabetic Search by Cultivar Name by LJ Grauke, Research Horticulturist & Curator, USDA-ARS Pecan Genetics found here.
- ACES’ paper Pecan Cultivars of Alabama found here.
- Pecan Cultivar Recommendations for the Southeast – 2014-15 Update by Bill Goff