Pecan News for July

Summertime is truly here…hot and humid!  Mark has just completed our fourth scab spray of the Natchitoches Pecans’ 2013 pecan growing season.  An insecticide was included in this fourth spray as well to control  second generation pecan casebearer moths.  There are always limbs to  picked up in a pecan orchard so our crew tidies up the orchard floor every few weeks.  Our pecan orchard has gotten a couple of nice rains the past month.  With the nuts beginning to size up the orchard will need some substantial rains in the near future to ensure big full pecans come pecan harvest time.

Mark attended the annual Tri-State Pecan Conference in Vicksburg, Mississippi in late June.  He got to catch up with his pecan buddies as well as tour Raymond Smith’s pecan orchard that is currently being leased and renovated by Bill and Matt Goff.  The meeting has always been concluded with the “Official Ben Littlepage Pecan Crop Guesstimate”.  This year’s Littlepage prediction was 222 million pounds for the United States, which would be the shortest crop since 2008.  One thing we have learned through our 28 years in this “nutty pecan business” is that a short crop tends to get shorter while a large crop tends to get bigger – Best to not count yo pecans till you get them in the sack and sold!  All for now….gotta get back to the pecan orchard to watch those nuts grow!!!

Order Your Pecans For Christmas By December 15th

Make sure you place your order for our delicious gourmet fresh Louisiana pecans today to have them shipped by Christmas. The last day to place your orders to receive them by Christmas is December 15th.

This year has been very busy here at Natchitoches Pecans and we love all the amazing feedback from you all. Please visit our website to buy our fresh pecans online today!

 

2012 Pecan Harvest at Little Eva Plantation

It is time to start picking up those tasty pecans that are grown here in the heart of Louisiana! The 2012 pecan crop looks great. Mark had planned to start picking the Candy variety on Monday but when he went to start the pecan shaker it would not make a sound. Further investigation revealed a burned out relay switch. Got the part this am, Mark installed it right after lunch, and off he went in search of Candy trees to shake!! Pecan harvesters will be running tomorrow. Filled pecan wagons should be headed to the cleaning plant sometime Thursday. We should have new crop pecans in the pecan house by the weekend – YES!!!

Order Pecans Early For The Holidays

[Originally posted on November 23, 2011]

Don’t forget to order your delicious Louisiana pecans early this year so we have plenty of time to ship them to you before the holidays.  Our staff is working very hard to make sure all orders go out as soon as possible for your holiday enjoyment.

Thanks again for choosing Natchitoches Pecans for your holiday enjoyment!

Natchitoches Pecans Announces Beginning of Fall 2011 Harvest Season and Introduces New Praline Pecans

[Originally posted on October 13, 2011]

Natchitoches Pecans, Inc. announces beginning of Fall 2011 harvest season and introduces new Praline Pecans.

Family-run Natchitoches Pecans showcases this year’s superior crop with mouthwatering new line of gourmet glazed pecans.

Natchitoches Pecans, Inc. is happy to announce an early start to this year’s fall harvest season—about three weeks earlier than last year.

Though the past few months have been quite dry overall, Natchitoches Pecans’ 2011 crop looks to be better than the 2010 crop. “We were lucky enough to get ample rain at the critical times. Our trees have a good load of pecans from top to bottom,” said co-owner Julie Swanson.

This family owned and operated company has been hard at work in preparation for the upcoming harvest—picking up broken limbs in the orchard, bush hogging, and more—but the Swansons are already thinking about Thanksgiving and the winter holidays as well. To highlight what is promising to be an exceptional batch of pecans this fall, Natchitoches Pecans will be offering a new product for the holiday season: Praline Pecans.

Natchitoches Pecans’ traditional-style Praline Pecans are carefully coated with a sweet, melt-in-your-mouth glaze for a fresh and delicious taste that can rival even the best New Orleans pralines. Whether eaten on their own, crumbled on top of ice cream, or chopped up and baked into homemade cookies, these gourmet pecans are sure to be a hit at any special occasion or holiday event this year.

The Natchitoches Pecans family prides itself on not only on the high quality of its products but the personalized service it offers to every customer as a small business. If you’re looking to make your holiday gift shopping easy, simply provide the Swansons with your list of addresses, and they’ll take care of the rest—they’ll even include a card with your special greeting in each box. But don’t wait too long to do it: “Demand is going be high this year,” said Swanson, “so we’re encouraging our customers to get their orders in early!”

Established in 1987, Natchitoches Pecans, Inc. is a family owned and operated pecan orchard. Mark Swanson sees to the everyday operations, his wife, Julie, takes care of Little Eva’s Pecan Store and the mail-order business, and their mothers, brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews all help wherever needed. Natchitoches Pecans is proud to provide high-quality, gourmet Louisiana pecans for all of its customers. For more information, or to place an order online, visit www.natchitochespecans.com.