It is not my favorite, but it is a very good pecan and a relatively carefree tree. I can’t really say that I have a favorite. If it makes pecans with little or no care on my part and they taste good, I like it.
Adams #5 is a relatively vigorous and productive tree with extremely good scab resistance. The nuts are small and it is somewhat susceptible to black aphids. Based on bud break this past spring, I think it will grow and produce up to at least Kentucky. It is an outstandingly good yard tree. Size precludes commercial use. If this level of scab resistance were in a Desirable size pecan, it would be the most planted variety in the U.S.
These pictures were taken in 2017. The tree is now over 6 inches diameter with a good crop of nuts.
Adams #5 tree, nearly 30 ft tall, cleft graft 6 ft up on a healthy rootstock in 2012 http://www.selectedplants.com/miscan/DSC01339.JPG
Adams #5 nuts with no sign of scab http://www.selectedplants.com/miscan/DSC01340.JPG
Adams #5 limb with no nut cluster showing leaf/rachis growth http://www.selectedplants.com/miscan/DSC01341.JPG
Adams #5 showing a nut cluster slightly out of focus and 5" diameter trunk with wide branch angles http://www.selectedplants.com/miscan/DSC01342.JPG
Amling inset bud graft made June 22nd 2017 showing pale green color typical of a newly growing graft of this variety. This tree is over 12 feet tall now. http://www.selectedplants.com/miscan/DSC01343.JPG