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Old 02-22-2010, 09:30 AM
 
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has anyone tried these? i'm buying some from guerney's that are supposed to produce as far north as zone 5 and am wondering if they live up to their name.
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:41 PM
 
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Default Northern hardy pecans

Although we did not get them from Gurneys, when we lived in Illinois we bought a couple of hardy pecan trees from a guy who was into tree preservation and the like. We were told that they took 15-20 years to bear and they did. I wish I could have brought the trees with me. hehe
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:38 AM
 
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Although we did not get them from Gurneys, when we lived in Illinois we bought a couple of hardy pecan trees from a guy who was into tree preservation and the like. We were told that they took 15-20 years to bear and they did. I wish I could have brought the trees with me. hehe
15-20 years? dang. i was hoping for something more like 5 years.
thanks for the answer though, good to know they'll at least produce something down the road.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:08 AM
 
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I don't know how long the ones from Gurneys take to bear fruit. This guy started his own. The ones we got were only 1 year old sticks. When we planted them they were about a foot above the ground. The root was longer than the stem. They grew into beautiful lush trees. The only problem I had was the squirrels would try to eat or bury EVERY nut. I HATE squirrels and told my hubby that I would like to catch and eat them so I could get my nuts back. hehe It got to the point that when I noticed the squirrels getting nuts off the tree, I knew that they could be eaten so I would get my apple picker and get what I could reach. It was not ideal. I would have preferred to pick them up off of the ground like you're supposed to. I had the addend work of husking? them myself.
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:32 AM
 
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I don't know how long the ones from Gurneys take to bear fruit. This guy started his own. The ones we got were only 1 year old sticks. When we planted them they were about a foot above the ground. The root was longer than the stem. They grew into beautiful lush trees. The only problem I had was the squirrels would try to eat or bury EVERY nut. I HATE squirrels and told my hubby that I would like to catch and eat them so I could get my nuts back. hehe It got to the point that when I noticed the squirrels getting nuts off the tree, I knew that they could be eaten so I would get my apple picker and get what I could reach. It was not ideal. I would have preferred to pick them up off of the ground like you're supposed to. I had the addend work of husking? them myself.
these are going to be dinky little 8" sticks too, when they finally arrive. hopefully my cats & dog will keep the squirrels at bay long enough for me to get to the nuts before they do.
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Old 03-06-2010, 06:49 AM
 
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I can't speak to the Gurney's product but these do very well in zone 5. It is going to take a number of years before your trees start producing nuts.

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Old 05-04-2010, 02:23 PM
 
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I can't speak to the Gurney's product but these do very well in zone 5. It is going to take a number of years before your trees start producing nuts.

Stark Bro's - Nuts
thanks. they seem pretty similar to what gurney's has.

the two i got from gurney's went into the ground over 6 weeks ago and are still naked twigs
i'm pretty sure they're still alive because they're limber and bend well without breaking, so i'm wondering if they've been doped with some kind of dormancy hormone like abscisic acid or something?
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:57 AM
 
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When I had mine in Illinois they were the last trees in the area to get their leaves. Don't give up hope. And if you bought them from Gurneys they will replace them with no hassle.
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Old 05-05-2010, 05:49 PM
 
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When I had mine in Illinois they were the last trees in the area to get their leaves. Don't give up hope. And if you bought them from Gurneys they will replace them with no hassle.
I think they will eventually pop some leaves out but I'm a little surprised its taking so long.
If it turns out they're dead, I'll have to wait until winter for replacements.
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Old 05-07-2010, 07:43 AM
 
Location: NC, USA
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We got our Pecan tree about 8 yrs ago, same little twig sticking out of the ground, was lucky I didn't cut it off while mowing. Somehow it survived, it is now about 5 ft tall and looking like a Pecan Tree in miniature. Oh Yeah, one thing....don't fuss to much about the squirrels, they plant as many Pecan Trees as do humans, yup they take the nuts and bury them, they also forget where they buried some of them, and they grow. Watch for seedlings while mowing. As with most hardwoods, they take a bit of time to develop.
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