We custom crack and shell pecans October 1st through February 29th each season.
We offer 2 options for custom cracking your pecans.
After sanitizing your pecans, we run them through the cracker and you get back everything; then you finish shelling and picking them while watching your favorite TV show.
Cost is 50 Cents per in shell pound.
Crack, Shell & Blow.
After sanitizing your pecans, we run them through the cracker, the sheller then under a machine that pulls most of the shell away from the meat. This is what most folks prefer, since it removes about 90% of the shell, leaving you with the remainder to pick by hand. But don’t expect the output to look like packaged grocery store halves; besides the 10% of the shells, you’ll also get the broken pecans bits and pieces.
Cost is 80 cents per in shell pound.
When you bring in pecans, we weigh them for pricing. When you pick up, they are obviously going to weigh less, since much of the shell is removed. For paper shell pecans, expect around 40-50% of the original weight to be returned. For the smaller natives, expect about 30-40% of the weight returned.
PREPARATION FOR CRACKING
We are very proud of our shelling plant. We have purchased the finest
cracker and sheller made. Pecans come out of the machines with a large
percentage of halves, but the percentage of halves you receive depends
on the condition of the pecans that we receive. Here are some things to
pay attention to before you bring your pecans to us for cracking.
Make sure they are dry.
To test for dryness, crack a couple of pecans by hand and then snap the meat halves in two. If they snap crisply, you’re ready to go. If they bend or crumble, they’re still too green for the machines to crack properly. To dry pecans, spread them out in a warm place and let the sun do the work.
Sort by size.
Our machines are set to crack by the nut size (small, medium and large) and mixed sizes will get mixed results. We will size them for you at the price of 10 cents per pound.
No dirt clods, rocks, sticks, screw drivers, pliers, eyeglass lens, paper, snuff cans, church keys or tractor bolts; thank you. And pick out the pecans still in hulls. All too hard on our machinery.
We make no guarantee on the yield of any customer’s pecans, or the percentage of halves or pieces they will receive after shelling. Quality of pecans differ and the yield of each individual’s pecans may vary accordingly. Pecans are an agricultural product and may be harmed by temperature, humidity, odors or other environmental elements.
Once pecans are shelled, the oil starts to evaporate. Get them into storage promptly to preserve the flavor. They will stay fresh in the fridge for six months, up to a year in the freezer. Please don’t forget to pick up. We dispose of unwanted pecans after 30 days.