How to harvest Pecan Nut
Harvest your pecans after the shucks open. One method for retrieving the pecans is to carefully shake the tree branches so that the nuts fall to the ground. Then you can immediately pick them up. Do not leave them on moist ground or in wet leaves. Trees take 3-7 years before producing flowers and nuts.
How to propagate Pecan Nut
Sow seed in winter, spacing 10 - 18 m apart and at a depth of at least 2 m. Growing from the nut is the least expensive, but it takes five to seven years longer to produce fruit.
Special features of Pecan Nut
They grow naturally where there are long, hot and often dry summers.
Other uses of Pecan Nut
The seeds of the pecan tree can be eaten fresh or used in cooking, particularly in desserts. They have a rich buttery flavour. One of the most common desserts is the pecan pie.
Pecan wood is used in making furniture and wood flooring as well as flavoring fuel for smoking meats.