Harvesting pecans, Nov. 16

    Harvesting pecans

    It’s time to harvest pecans! Pecans will fall from the tree when they are fully dry. You can hasten the natural drop by shaking the tree or limbs. Pick pecans off the ground as soon as possible and store in a cool, dry place. Over 70% of the pecan kernel is composed of unsaturated fats that can become rancid at room temperature. To maintain highest quality, shell out all pecans and store the kernels in the freezer. Kept frozen, pecan kernels remain fresh for two years or more.

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