The Jackson pecan got its name from the county in which it was discovered in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. The county was named in honor of Andrew Jackson. The Jackson pecan tree produces a very large pecan with the outstanding measure of only 35 nuts per pound. The packing tissue inside the nut breaks away from the high quality kernels with little effort. The kernel fills out wonderfully at 58%, and their extreme size makes them great for roasting. The Jackson pecan tree has good scab resistance and exceptional leaf retention, which makes the Jackson great for landscaping. Cross-pollinate with a Type II tree such as the Choctaw or Mahan.