Pecans are sold out!

Our pecans are hand-picked, hand-shelled, naturally fertilized and go straight from our farm to your door.

Thanks to everyone who purchased our pecans as we are all sold out for this year!  Pecans will be back next year starting around Oct/Nov.


Information on the pecan:

     Pecans are undoubtedly the most important nut trees native to North America. Although named for their northern most habitat, pecans are actually indigenous to a wide geographical areas, including Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, Iowa and Mexico as far south as Oaxaca. For North American Indian tribes in the south central region of the United States, especially in the Mississippi Valley, the pecan served as a dietary staple long before the arrival of Europeans. Later they traded pecans to the settlers for furs, trinkets and tobacco. Before the early sixteenth century, no European had ever seen a pecan nut.
     Texas was blessed with more native pecan trees than any other state: possibly as many as seventy-five million growing wild, mostly near the states many watercourses. The pecan is the official state tree of Texas. The first United States commercial pecan orchard was planted in Brownwood, Texas in 1880. Between 1900 and 1925, numerous real estate projects, which featured pecan trees were developed in the southeastern states. Hundreds of thousands of acres were planted, mostly with Stuart variety pecans in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and northern Florida.
     It took about four centuries for the pecan to become an important crop in the United States: it reached commercial scale in 1920 and has increased steadily ever since. The average, annual pecan production is now over 200 million pounds, although there is considerable variation from year to year. The pecan industry, like the macadamia nut has largely developed during the twentieth century. Most edible tree nuts are essentially one state crops: almonds, pistachios, walnuts in California; filberts in Oregon and macadamia nuts in Hawaii. The pecan is a multi-state crop, stretching across the country from the Southeast to the Southwest throughout some twenty states.
     The most important and largest producing states in the country are Georgia and Texas, Alabama, New Mexico, and Louisiana. The pecan, although it resembles the walnut, is more elongated, has a smoother shell and a higher proportion of kernel in its shell. In the pecan, the partitions which separate the two halves of the kernel are thinner than in the walnut. When mature, the husk of the pecan, unlike that of the walnut, splits open into four segments.
     The pecan is a large, stately deciduous tree. Under favorable circumstances it may grow to over one hundred feet in height, with a trunk diameter of six feet and a limb spread of some 100 feet. Pecan trees are very long lived; some native trees in the Southeast are known to be over a thousand years old. Once fallen to the ground, the pecans are harvested, cleaned, and either packed in shell or shelled and graded. The largest demand for shelled pecans is in the baking industry. The versatile pecan continues to grow in popularity every year.

I just have to know. Is it PEE-CAN or PA-KAWN?
A 2003 national survey found that "PEE-can" is the overwhelming choice among Americans. Nearly half of consumers (45 percent, including almost seven out of 10 living in the Northeast) prefer this pronunciation of the all-American tree nut, with the rest of the nation roughly split between pa-KAWN and PEE-kawn (Source: National Pecan Shellers Association).

Approximate storage times of pecans

70-80 ° F.
38-40 ° F.
0 ° F.
Pecan Halves
2 months 9 months 2 years
Pecan Pieces
1 month 5 months 1 year
Unshelled Pecans
4 months 18 months 2-4 years
  • Pecan nuts are rich source of energy, provide 690 cal/100 g and contain many health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for wellbeing. 
  • These nuts are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid and an excellent source of antioxidants. Regular intake of pecan nuts in the diet help to lower total as well as LDL or “bad cholesterol” and increase HDL or “good cholesterol” levels in the blood. Research studies suggest that Mediterranean diet, which is rich in dietary-fiber, mono-unsaturated fatty acids, and antioxidants would help to prevent coronary artery disease and strokes by favoring healthy blood lipid profile.
  • Pecan nuts are rich source of many phyto-chemical substances that may contribute to their overall antioxidant activity, including polyphenolic antioxidant ellagic acid, vitamin E, beta-carotenes, lutein and zeaxanthin. Research studies have been suggestive of that these compounds help body remove toxic oxygen free radicals and thus, protect body from diseases, cancers, as well as infections.
  • Anti-proliferative properties of ellagic acid are because of its ability to inhibit DNA binding of certain carcinogens such as nitrosamines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; thus protecting body from cancers.
  • Pecans are an excellent source of vitamin-E, especially rich in gamma-tocopherol; provides about 25g per100 g. Vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen free radicals.
  • The nuts are packed with many important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates. These vitamins functions as co-factors for enzymes during cellular substrate metabolism.
  • The nuts are also rich source of minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium.
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