Getting pecans is simple… you head to your local grocery store and buy the first bag you see on the shelf. Now that’s pretty easy! However, if you’re up for a challenge, instead of just making a trip to your local grocery store for your pecan fix, why not harvest your own pecans. You’re probably thinking to yourself… pick my own pecans? That’s right you and your family can take the day to harvest your own fresh Texas pecans. Sunnyvale Pecan Orchard in Sunnyvale, Texas invites individuals and families to pick their own Texas pecans.
Pecans are grown on pecan trees, so how can you get up there to harvest them? As the winds begin to shift in Texas, the force of the strong northern winds knock the pecans off the their trees. At this point many of the pecans are just waiting for you to come and pick them up. When you show up to pick pecans you’ll receive three tools to help you harvest.
- Pecan Hand Rake: The pecan hand rake is used to efficiently gather all pecans that fall from the trees. The rake is easy to manage and can be used by both kids and adults.
- Pecan Hand Picker: If you want to bend down and pick up your fresh pecans with your hands that’s fine, but there are easier ways to harvest the pecans you just raked together. The pecan hand picker is a device with a long pole and a small bucket on the end that opens and closes so you don’t have to bend down. Like the pecan hand rake the hand picker can be used by both kids and adults.
- Pecan Bucket: All of your pecans will be put in your own pecan bucket. Your pecan bucket will be weighed at the end of the day, which will reveal the cost of all your fresh Texas pecans.
It will be a few more months before those northern winds come to Texas. But remember you can always visit the Texas Treats website to get your fill of fresh Texas pecans. Our I’m Nuts for Texas – Texas Pecans are in-shell pecans that are as fresh as you can imagine. They are placed inside a Texas shaped hard plastic container and tied with a Texas Bandana Bow, topped with a western embellishment.