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I live in Mapleton. I have been reading about the James Pecan Tree, which is supposed to mature by September 1st and be okay in zone 5. What do you think about my trying to grow it here? How do they do?

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I am not personally acquainted with people who have grown the James early Pecan in Utah.  I did look on the internet and found the "Alpine Newsline", a newsletter from Alpine, Utah.  It has an excellent article that tells of one person's success in growing that exact variety. the article is complete with pictures and the problems they encountered, including theiving starlings.   If they can grow them in Alpine, you should be able to grow them in Mapleton.  The website address for the article is:  www.alpinecity.org/PDF/NEWSLINE.November%202007.pdf  

Posted on 11 Jun 2008

Pat Fugal
Horticulture Assistant, Master Gardner, Utah County

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