What Makes Louisiana Pecans So Special?
Posted by Julie on 4th Dec 2020
Buying local pecans from Louisiana orchards is not just a great way to support small businesses—doing so allows you to get the finest pecans available as well. Louisiana is renowned for the quality of pecans we produce. They are rich, buttery, and full of vital nutrients that support your health. After trying Louisiana pecans, many people ask: Why are the local pecans from Louisiana so good? Read on to discover the answer.
The Pecans Are Grown In The Ideal Climate
Like all trees, pecans have specific requirements on their growing conditions. Pecan trees prefer a lot of moisture, and there is a lot of rain and humidity in Louisiana. They also need nutrient-rich, well-drained soil, and Louisiana has loamy soil containing a lot of organic material sometimes called “humus.”
Finally, pecan trees prefer acidic soil pH. Louisiana has a soil pH of around 6.5, which is the perfect amount of acidity for these trees to thrive.
A Long History Of Pecan Cultivation
Pecan cultivation dates back to the indigenous people of North American. “Pecan” is an Algonquin word meaning “a nut that requires a stone to crack.” This legacy of cultivation has been built upon over the centuries, and the techniques and technologies to cultivate high-quality pecans have been passed down from generation to generation.
Most of the pecan orchards like the Little Eva Orchard have been around for decades, if not centuries. So those in Louisiana definitely know what it takes to grow delicious pecans.
Quality-Focused Pecan Production
Finally, what makes Louisiana local pecans so special is the excellent production process. Many of the orchards are family-owned, so there is a legacy to protect. We take immense pride in the quality of the pecans we produce and do everything we can to preserve their freshness and flavor. We use time-honored techniques and advanced technologies to ensure that all of our customers get nothing but the best pecans.
All of those are the reasons are why Louisiana produces the tastiest pecans in the world. If you would like to try these delicious pecans for yourself, check out our selection at Natchitoches Pecans. We have a variety of pecan products and pecan candies. Once you try them, you’ will understand why Louisiana pecans are considered the finest in the world.