The original 'Elliott' Pecan tree was a seedling in the lawn of a house in Milton, Fla., purchased by Henry Elliot in 1912. It has stood the test of time as one of the all-time favorites for many good reasons. First, it's a great shade tree for the backyard, requiring little if any training or maintenance. The teardrop-shaped nuts are very high quality with a hickory nut flavor, and produced in abundance, up to 250 pounds per tree. Growers who sell their pecans should receive a premium price because of its plump, perfect halves. It has high resistance to scab and needs no treatment for it. Though Elliot is hardy in USDA Zones 6 to 9, it is susceptible to late spring freezes. Therefore, we suggest growing it zones 7b to 9b if heavy nut production is desired. Get all the details below!