Wilcox County Ag

What Pollinators Should You Plant?

Wilcox County Pecan Update, Pineview Community Center

We had a wonderful pecan meeting yesterday in Pineview. We got to hear from the UGA Pecan Team, and eat some great food.

A couple of years ago Dr. Lenny Wells posted a short discussion of why pecans need a pollinator. Dr. Wells showed us this slide yesterday and says he gets many questions about the best pollinator to choose for our common varieties. He usually points people to the pollination chart created by our pecan breeder, Dr. Patrick Conner (below). However, this is a much more simple way to do it. The main variety is in bold font. All the varieties listed beneath it in regular font should pollinate it with the best pollinators for each variety listed in italics.

  • Pawnee

Lakota, Sumner, Zinner, Desirable, Elliott, Ellis

  • Creek

Cape Fear, Caddo, Desirable, Oconee, Pawnee

  • Cape Fear

–Caddo, Cherryle, Creek, Desirable, Elliott, Kanza, Kiowa, Lakota, Oconee, Pawnee, Sumner, Zinner, Avalon, Ellis

  • Caddo

–Cape Fear, Creek, Cherryle, Desirable, Elliott, Kanza, Kiowa, Lakota, Oconee, Pawnee, Zinner, Avalon, Ellis

  • Desirable

– Cherryle, Elliott, Excel, Kanza, Kiowa, Lakota, McMillan, Sumner, Zinner, Avalon, Ellis

  • Oconee

–Caddo, Cape Fear, Creek, Cherryle, Desirable, Elliott, Pawnee, Avalon

  • Sumner

Cape Fear, Cherryle, Creek, Desirable, Oconee, Pawnee

  • Zinner

–Caddo, Cape Fear, Cherryle, Creek, Desirable, Oconee, Pawnee

  • Ellis

–Caddo, Cape Fear, Cherryle, Creek, Desirable, Oconee, Pawnee

  • Lakota

Caddo, Cape Fear, Creek, Desirable, Oconee, Pawnee

  • Avalon

Caddo, Cape Fear, Cherryle, Creek, Desirable, Oconee, Pawnee

  • McMillan

Amling, Caddo, Cape Fear, Creek, Cherryle, Desirable, Oconee, Pawnee

  • Excel

–Amling, Caddo, Cape Fear, Cherryle, Desirable, Elliot, Kanza, Kiowa, Lakota, McMillan,  Oconee, Pawnee, Stuart, Sumner, Zinner