We're Nuts About Pecans!
Pecans... What does this word bring to mind? The smell of a pecan pie baking in the oven? The sweet taste of that first bite, warm and gooey? Perhaps you see a grove of towering pecan trees or a single tree in a backyard. You may be reminded of the crisp fall air that accompanies the pecan harvest. Possibly you associate pecans with a specific holiday, perhaps Thanksgiving or Christmas.
I was raised in rural Western Kentucky where many backyards are home to a few old pecan trees. I've spent many hours gathering fallen nuts with a pecan picker upper (or simply on hands and knees), piling the harvested brown pecans into a bucket. Afterward, we would carry these brimming baskets to a local cracking and shelling business to have them cracked. This was usually followed by many nights of "picking" out or shelling and then preparing them for storage. The work was well worth the effort to taste the delicious pecan treats we would enjoy during the following months.
Now I have a small "farm" of my own where my wife, sons, daughter and I live. After purchasing the property at an auction one fall we quickly realized we would have a few hundred pounds of pecans on our hands from the three old trees growing near our house. That first fall yielded enough nuts for us plus plenty to sell, thanks to my dad and his buddy who spent many hours gathering them up while I remodeled the old farm house.
Whether you have arrived at this site looking for information about types of pecans, pecan trees or pecan harvesting; you will find it here. We've gathered, tried, documented and tasted several pecan pie recipes and other pecan recipes. You'll even find information about buying pecan trees and pecan sales. We've also included some other information ranging from pecan festivals to pecan flooring. There is even an "other nuts" page that tells you more about walnuts, almonds, cashews and peanuts. There is lots of "hands-on" content contained in the pages of this site. But if there was something we didn't have first hand experience with, we researched it thoroughly before including it here. Our goal is to be your trusted source for pecan information.
We are glad you have taken time to stop by our website. We hope that as you click through the pages contained in this site you will see why we are nuts about pecans!
John Cole (Tori, Ethan, Caleb and Linley too!!!)
- Nuts-About-Pecans.com offers many products to our site visitors. We know each of the products we offer will be a valuable tool around your house.
- All About Pecans
- Your destination on the web for information all about pecans. Pecan wood, pecan festivals, pecan shells, pecan flooring and even the worlds largest pecan. It's all covered here.
- Types of Pecans
- Let's talk a little bit about types of pecans. Plus, have a look at our pecan picture gallery!
- Pecan Harvesting
- An in-depth look at pecan harvesting: Gathering, Cracking, Shelling & Storing.
- Buy a Pecan Harvester
- Do you need to buy a pecan harvester that will work season after season to shorten your task of gathering pecans? We have a pecan picker upper that will do just that!
- Buy A Pecan Nut Cracker Sheller
- Looking to buy a pecan nut cracker sheller? You've come to the right place. We have several nut crackers to choose from.
- Buy An Electric Pecan Cracker
- In the market to buy an electric pecan cracker? Nuts-About-Pecans.com has you covered.
- Pecan Tree
- A collection of information concerning the pecan tree. Details of tree care and tree pictures.
- Delicious Pecan Pie Recipes
- Delicious pecan pie recipes that we have baked and tasted ourselves. Step by step instructions with pictures included.
- Tasty Pecan Recipes
- Collection of pecan recipes to put those plain pecans to the test.
- Best Pecan Pie Recipe
- Here you will find the BEST Pecan Pie Recipe. We have allowed YOU to submit your recipes for the world to see and use.
- Other Nuts
- An overview of the world of nuts.
- Pecan Sales
- A look at the business of pecan sales and how it relates to you, the buyer.