Pecans

Pecans are the only tree nut native to North America. Also, the pecan was one of the first commercially grown crops in the United States.  Consumption of the pecan dates back as far as the 1500s, when this tree nut served as a major food source for Native Americans.  Over the years, pecans have been grown by explorers and American colonists eventually resulting in the boom of the pecan industry in the late 1800s.  Today, the U.S. & Mexico produce over 90% of the world’s pecans.

Common Sizes

Seedlings/Natives, Mammoth Halves, Junior Mammoth Halves, Jumbo Halves, Extra Large Halves, Large Halves, Medium Halves, Topper Halves, Mammoth Pieces, Extra Large Pieces, Large Pieces, Large/Medium Pieces, Medium Pieces, Small Pieces, Midget Pieces, Granules, and Meal. 

Grades

Fancy, Choice, Standard 

Harvest Times

U.S./Mexico: September – December

South Africa: April – July

Origins

Pecans grow in the Midwest and throughout the South and Southwest into Mexico.  They are also grown in Israel, South Africa, and Australia.

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