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Peruque Pecan

Carya illinoinensis 'Peruque'

The 'Peruque' Pecan is an early-season producer derived from a selection of native seedlings near the Mississippi River. Average production is 81 nuts per pound, with 59% kernel. 'Peruque' kernels are golden, with tight dorsal grooves and a deep basal cleft.

Provides food and cover for wildlife
Prefers moist soils
Species selection from northeastern Missouri
Medium-sized, thin-shelled nuts
Precocious and productive trees

More About Carya illinoinensis 'Peruque':

The 'Peruque' Pecan is derived from a selection of native seedlings near the Mississippi River, in St. Charles, MO, on property owned by George Hunn and known locally in 1918 as 'Hunn'. Tree first propagated in 1935 by R. Richterkessing, with permission of new owner Wm. Krause who suggested the name 'Peruque'. Introduced in 1953, 'Peruque' was first commercially propagated by the Gerardi Nursery, O'Fallon, IL.



'Peruque' trees offer good scab resistance. This grafted species is recommended for commercial plantings in Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.

Gardening Suggestions for Peruque Pecan:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability. Check on our cultivars such as 'Kansa', 'Major', 'Normal', 'Pawnee', 'Peruque' and 'Posey' for specific conservation and agricultural benefits. Good quality nuts are also found on our grafted varieties, including 'Colby', 'Kanza', 'Lakota', 'Normal', 'Peruque' and 'Posey'.

Key Characteristics:

Songbirds
Moist, Well-Drained
Height:
70-100 Feet
Spread:
40-75 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
5-9

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Upland Birds and Game
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure
Full Sun
Habit
Deciduous
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage