Great news! Our Shoshonii (B type) pecan is flowering and it's less than 5 years old. I have read it can take anything from 8 to 12 years before a pecan flowers so I'm wrapped it hasn't taken that long. Obviously, we still have to wait and see if it produces any nuts (when it comes down to the crunch) The Shoshonii variety is self fertile but it does benefit from being cross pollinated with another A type variety, therefore, I also planted another pecan called Western Schley - both these trees are supposed to be good producers... we'll see. My plan is to keep the trees manageable probably under 7 or 8 metres and prune them like a big tree bush so I've kept the branches quite low on the trunks. I don't want them to get 40 metres tall and take over the whole yard plus I don't think my neighbours would be too happy because they are planted close to the boundary (although they have said they won't mind if a few nuts drop over their side of the fence). Here's a pic of the pecan flower buds they look similar to a macadamia flower This is the Shoshonii pecan it's probably about 4 metres high.