Question: What type of soil is best for raising pecans?

Answer: Deep soils are best, preferably 5 to 6 feet at a minimum depth. However, with proper management, satisfactory yields can be attained from shallower soils. Avoid shallow, alkaline and rocky soils. Be certain, too, that the water table doesn’t stay at or close to the soil surface for prolonged periods of time. Lake banks, for example, can have excessively wet soils where pecans will fail to do their best.

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