WHERE DO OUR PECANS COME FROM?
Georgia Pecans from Pearson Farm
We are proud to deliver delicious fresh crop Georgia pecans from the renowned Pearson Farm in Fort Valley, Georgia. The Pearson family has been growing pecans and peaches for 5 generations, more than 130 years. These crunchy, nutty pecans are the ever-popular Elliott variety that are perfect for all your sweet and savory recipes, from Pecan Pie to Pecan-Crusted Salmon, or just for snacking on.
Pearson Farm does all their own planting, harvesting, cleaning, shelling and bagging by hand, and there are no other nuts processed in their facility. They are a peanut-free facility, so their pecans are generally considered safe to eat for people with peanut allergies.
How to Store Your Pecans
Their high oil content makes pecans are perishable, so it’s important to store them properly to keep them fresh. Always store pecans in a tightly sealed container (they can absorb odors from other foods). Store in a cool, dark place at room temperature for up to three weeks, refrigerate for 9-10 months, or freeze for 18-24 months. Pecans can be frozen and refrozen several times without loss of flavor or texture of you “temper” them by thawing them slowly in the refrigerator.
PECAN NUTRITION FACTS
1/2 cup of Georgia Pecans has:
FUN PECAN FACTS
- Pecans are rich in heart-healthy poly-unsaturated and mono-unsaturated fats, and are packed with 19 vitamins and minerals.
- Pecans are a hunger-busting snack with healthy fats and 20% of the daily recommended value for fiber in 1/2 cup.
- The pecan is actually a fruit. Known as a “drupe,” it has a single stone (pit), surrounded by a husk. So you’re eating the (very tasty) stone of a fruit.
- The word ‘pecan’ comes from an Algonquin word meaning “nut that is hard to crack.”
- A pecan tree will produce the nuts for 300 years in the right conditions.
- Pecan pie, the most popular pecan dessert, has disputed origins. One story has the wife of a Karo Corn Syrup exec creating it to boost corn syrup sales, but no one knows for certain.
- The average pecan pie uses 78 pecans (roughly what’s in a one-pound bag).
How much do your pecans cost?
Our 2018 price is $12 per 1 pound bag.
I am allergic to peanuts…are your pecans safe for me to eat?
Yes! Pearson Farm is a Peanut-Free Facility – pecans are the one and only nut processed on their farm or in their kitchens. Also, Willow Fruit does not haul or handle any peanuts.
What methods of payment do you accept?
For safety reasons we prefer personal checks, but we also accept cash. Our trucks attract big crowds, so please come with your check made out to Willow Fruit or the correct change to keep the line moving for everyone.
Can I pre-order my Georgia Pecans?
Can I store pecans in my pantry?
Yes, but it’s better to cold store them. Pecans have a high oil content, so they can turn rancid if not stored properly. Always store your Georgia pecans in tightly sealed container. They will stay fresh at room temperature for up to three weeks. Better yet, keep them in the refrigerator for up to 10 months, or freeze them as long as 18-24 months. Learn more on our Storing fruit page.
Do candied pecans or roasted pecans last longer?
Actually, roasted nuts spoil quicker than fresh ones because they have been subjected to high heat in cooking. Your best bet is to refrigerate them in a tightly sealed container, or make a fresh batch when you’re expecting guests.