Desirable’ is supposedly one of the first pecan cultivars developed from a controlled cross. Desirable’ is a well-known cultivar which sets the standard for quality in the Southeast. Large, well-filled nuts produce excellent kernels and bring top price on the market. It is an excellent sheller producing many mammoth halves. Perhaps its strongest feature is the ability to produce consistent high-quality crops year to year. ‘Desirable’ tends to thin its own clusters to two to three nuts each, thus lowering the stress on the tree and reducing alternate bearing. For most commercial orchards in Georgia, ‘Desirable’ will be the main cultivar. Desirable Pecan Trees produce nuts that grow in large clusters early in the season, the shell is medium to soft. The tree is self fertile, however, pollination by another cultivar will increase the nut size and the overall yield. It is considered as a universal pollinator for other pecan trees. An excellent commercial orchard tree and a shade yard tree. The pecan kernel is loaded with a nutty flavor that is crunchy to the taste and the oily content of the kernel is highly desirable. The net begins to ripen in mid October.
Bears pecans in 2-3 yrs
High yields, and produces consistently
Self fertile tree.
Full sun.
Hardy in zones 7-9
Adapts well in most soils to different parts of the country
Shipping of Pecans: The tap root system of Pecans is very large therefore the plant root ball will be shipped in a plastic bag, not a pot.

Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plants are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in Fall and Winter and will lose most of their leaves looking dead and dry, is very normal. The plants will flush out in Spring.

We cannot ship certain plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by the California Department of Agriculture.

Bare Root Plants: the plant is shipped with the roots taken out of the pot/ground, and the roots are then wrapped in moist paper, with or without soil. The roots wrapped in moist medium is then covered with some kind of plastic to hold the moisture. The paper with moisture will keep the plant alive, during the journey. The plants, once received, the roots should be given a soak for 30 minutes and planted immediately.


4-9 outdoors
Mature Height:
20-30 ft.
Part Sun (4 hours minimum) or Full Sun
Mature Width:
10-15 ft.
Botanical Name:
Cercis canadensis
Growth Rate: