Our Mini-Max™ program provides 5”x5”x12” containers for pecan trees and 4”x4”x10”containers for all other species. The bottomless pots may be mini in size, but inside, the maximum fibrous root system will ensure the most favorable start possible. Mini-Max™ pecans are air root pruned 3 times to break tap root dominance. These are the same trees that we move up to our 7 gallon Root-Max™ containers later in their growth cycle.
While the pot is small, the tree is not. Many varieties are up to 3 feet tall in our Mini-Max™ containers when shipped to you. Now making it more accessible to everyone, we can ship all of our Mini-Max™ selections via UPS – even one single tree at a very economical price!
Container Grown Pecan Trees
All seed stock for our trees comes from superior trees within our orchards. After extensive trials, we have developed our proprietary TLOG™ germination system. This system allows us to force germinate our seed and produce a consistent same age root stock. We then air prune the taproot twice to break the tap root dominance. When this is done, we are able to manipulate and train the roots to a dense fibrous root system. This is accomplished by growing our trees in patented, spun fabric polymer coated Rootmaker containers.
Low Input Pecan Trees
Bass is producing a wide variety of pecan cultivars. Many of our cultivars are considered Low Input cultivars. Low Input means that the trees can be grown with minimal amount or no spraying for disease and insects. Some of these are older cultivars, while others have been recently trialed and released. The Low Input cultivars can be grown where spraying is not possible or desirable.
Pollination of Pecan Trees
Pecan trees are either Type I(protandrous) and Type II(protogynous). Type I trees mature pollen and release it first. On Type II trees the female flowers are receptive first and then after the female flowers are no longer receptive the pollen is released. Type I and Type II trees with overlapping pollen release and receptivity should be planted together to insure pollination.
Growing Pecan Trees
Pecan trees need fertilization and adequate water to produce good quality pecans. Trees should be planted on good deep soils with good drainage. Pecans can withstand periodic flooding but not standing water for an extended period of time.
Plant Bass Root-Max™ trees for fast growth and early production.
Since 1906 Bass Pecan Company has provided pecan trees for pecan orchards around the world. Our Root-Max™ container grown pecan trees utilize a proprietary germination system and use special containers for aggressive root growth. This protocol allows Bass Pecan to grow superior trees.
Recently, Bass expanded its nursery to include fruit trees, oaks and hybrid oaks along with other wildlife trees and shrubs to provide hunters and other wildlife enthusiasts with sustainable vegetation to enhance wildlife habitat.