Pecan (Carya illinoinensis) is a species of hickory cultivated for its seed (fruit, nut). Yield and quality are affected mainly by water, sunlight, and fertilization. Pecans can be found in many differing soil types. Pecans prefer deep, well-drained soils which maximize production potential. Areas that are poorly drained should be avoided as well as those with low water holding capacity.
Pecan Fertility Considerations