About Pecans

Pecan Harvest

Recently food writers converged on Albany, Georgia, considered the US pecan capital, for a pecan harvest at Sunnyland Farms. Experience a rare behind-the-scenes look at how pecans are harvested and processed – from the shaking of the trees, to the cleaning, cracking and roasting of the nuts.

From the Tree to Your Table

Pecan production has steadily increased in the United States since 1925, rising from 2.2 million pounds in 1920 to more than 400 million pounds in 2007. Before 1920, pecans were “hand-shelled” by consumers—in other words, they removed the shell themselves. View a profile of the pecan industry and valuable consumer tips ....

History of Pecans

View the history of pecans, a pecan timeline and fun facts. The history of pecans can be traced back to the 16th century. Did you know the only major tree nut that grows naturally in North America, the pecan, is considered one of the most valuable North American nut species? The name “pecan” ...

Tips for Buying, Using, and Storing Pecans

View “7 Top Pecan Tips” Video Here To keep pecans fresh and flavorful, follow these buying and storage guidelines: When buying pecans, look for plump pecans that are uniform in color and size. Shelled pecans can be kept in the refrigerator for about nine months and for up to two years in the freezer. Pecans […]

Fun Facts about Pecans

Did you know pecans could improve your love life? What Texas governor requested a pecan tree be planted at his grave site? Where is the pecan capital of the US? Find more nutty facts .....

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