Q. At what age does a pecan tree grow fruit? Ours is 2 yrs old.
Pecan trees experience a long juvenile period during which little or no fruit is produced. Within this period, all growth is focused on vegetative growth. This is quite possibly an adaptation that allows young trees to quickly compete among more mature trees for canopy space. Most pecan trees begin nut production when trees are between 4 and 12 years of age. Over the course of its life, tree age, spacing and cultivar will largely determine pecan production. These three factors are the strongest indicators of pecan quality and quantity.