The pawnee, a variety of pecan, is quickly becoming the most-planted pecan in North America. Originating from Brownwood, Texas and introduced in 1984, this pecan has quickly become the most popular variety and for good reason. It is more resistant to disease , insects, and the cold, and even produces nuts 2 to 3 weeks faster than the native pecan. These nuts have more oil, meaning more omega-3, taste sweeter, and even have a thinner shell, making them easy to crack. The pawnee only grows to a height of about 20 to 30 feet, with a canopy of about 15-25 feet, making it ideal for even the smallest of yards.