'Kiowa' trees are slow growing and the wood is brittle, like
many of the cultivars with Indian names.
The shell markings and large size of Kiowa pecans make this a very
attractive nut. These large pecans closely resemble Desirable pecans
except for their thinner shell. The Kiowa tree is vigorous and yields
40-50 nuts per pound.
The Kiowa tree
is a Type-2 pollinator and should be pollinated with Type-One
The nut is slightly larger (10 g, 45 nuts per pound)
and kernels are darker than 'Desirable'. Percentage kernel is about 55% and
quality is good. Susceptibility to scab and other leaf diseases is average and
a fungicide spray program is required. A strict spray schedule and good weather
are prerequisites for successful culture in Florida.
It is hardy in Zones 7-10 and can be planted in full sun or
partial shade with deep, moist, well-drained soil.
Grows in zones: 6 - 9
Nuts ripens in early - mid October.
Available at farm for pickup container grown 5-gallon, 15-gallon and 30-gallon container.
Please call for prices and availability.