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Closing Shop till November

We have had so much fun and met so many great people during our inaugural year of Walker Farm and Pecans, retail business. Thank you to all those that purchased our pecans halves and our Gourmet Pecans. We feel so blessed. We are currently working hard in preparation for our 2017 Pecan crop.  At this date, July 2nd, it looks to be like another small crop in terms of what our orchard could produce.  We are currently continuing to clean our orchards...removing limbs and dead trees, spraying for all the bugs that try and eat the pecans and getting our equipment ready to pick up and harvest.  For the first time I was the mechanic's assistant in replacing the tractor's...

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GOOD Fats in the news

Ok, so the sugar rush Valentine Day is over. We have over 8 weeks to get ready to go at it again when the Easter Bunny fills our baskets with our favorite treats. So what do we do now? We have filled our bodies with bad fat so now it is time to EAT GOOD FAT.  Good Fat is getting a lot of press again lately.  There are good fats that your body needs to function properly.  Nuts are getting good press when you compare the healthy benefits that they provide your body.  We here at Walker Farm and Pecans feel like Pecans are one of the GOOD NUTS that provide GOOD FAT.  Pecans contain protein that helps you feel...

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A letter from Nuts the squirrel...

Hello Folks this is Nuts the Squirrel! Walker Farm and Pecans is getting ready for the 2016 Pecan Harvest.  For the first time, Bob and Bev Walker are going to share their family grove pecans on the retail market.  The majority of their pecan grove is made up of big native pecan trees, like the one you see here that I call home. But they are also going to share the fruits of their labor from their new improved varieties that Bob grafted and planted over the years.  The sweet news is that Bev is going to share a long time family favorite…Sweet Delicious Pecans that they say melt in your mouth and are the best sweet pecan snack you...

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Pecan Crop Load Management or How to Help Your Pecan trees have a more consistent crop every year!

Bob and I attended a very interesting workshop  this week where we learned some new things about growing pecans.  You have probably always heard and if you have pecan trees experienced the alternate bearing challenge of pecan trees...large crop of pecans followed next year by little to no crop.  The research continues in this area and many past theories are being ruled out with the most research now going into the effects of Hormones.  As a woman, I don't think you can underestimate hormones.  So we shall see where this research takes us. This workshop was directed at improved varieties and the success that has been shown in fruit thinning in heavy crop years.  Thinning increased nut quality, kernel grade...

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