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Two decades ago, Heritage Valley Tree Farm planted a 10-acre pecan orchard. The farm harvested its first big pecan crop in Fall of 2008.

Our delicious pecans, sold in the shell, are typically available in mid-November. However, crop yields vary from year to year depending on Mother Nature. Please contact our farm to check availability.

Tuesday thru Saturday
10AM to 5:00PM

(After Thanksgiving, we are open Sundays as well, thru Christmas.)

Pecans sold in the shell - $3.00 lb.lb.

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To keep pecans fresh and flavorful, follow these guidelines:
  • In-shell pecans can be stored in a cool, dry place for six to 12 months.
  • Shelled pecans can be kept in the refrigerator for about nine months and for up to two years in the freezer.
  • Pecans can be thawed and refrozen repeatedly during the two-year freezing period without loss of flavor or texture.
  • Airtight containers, such as jars with lids, are best for storing pecans in the refrigerator.
  • Sealed plastic bags are best for storing pecans in the freezer.
  • After removal from cold storage, pecans will stay good for an additional two months.
  • There are over 1,000 varieties of pecans. Many are named for Native American Indian tribes.
  • George Washington and Thomas Jefferson planted pecan trees in the 1700s. Washington called them "Mississippi nuts."
  • Native pecan trees - those over 150 years old - have trunks more than 3 feet in diameter.
  • The U.S. produces about 80 percent of the world’s pecan crop.
  • Pecans contain compounds with antioxidant properties and can help fight the buildup of LDL cholesterol - the so-called bad cholesterol.
  • Pecans are heart-healthy, containing 87 percent unsaturated fatty acids - 62 percent monounsaturated and 25 percent polyunsaturated.
  Sources: National Pecan Shellers Association, Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom.  


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1668 Four Mile Road, Washington, Missouri 63090
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