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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:

Moist, Well-Drained
70-100 Feet
40-75 Feet
Hardiness Zone:

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.


Characteristics & Attributes for Carya illinoinensis 'Peruque'

Attracts Wildlife

Upland Birds and Game

Soil Moisture Preference

Moist, Well-Drained


Full Sun