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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.

Please check back in November of 2016 for our pecan sales farm hours.

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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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