This month of December is flying by! We are enjoying the holiday rush, and the orders keep coming in…we know there will be lots of happy folks out there receiving Hudson Pecans for Christmas! Don’t forget that THIS FRIDAY – DECEMBER 16th – is the LAST day to order for guaranteed Christmas delivery. So what are you waiting for?? Visit our shop right now and finish checking off your list today! We have delicious pecans, all sorts of delectable candies, varied gift boxes and baskets – something for everyone! Get to shopping…Christmas is coming!
Some people may think work in the pecan orchard is over once the harvest is complete, when in fact that is when work begins for the next season’s harvest. Like any great product it’s the work behind the scenes that results in something really special. And, growing pecans is not any different. Part of that work can include thinning the orchard of unhealthy or damaged trees to give healthy trees enough space for roots and limbs. The Hudson Pecan team, braving some of the south’s coldest temperatures in years, is busy this week marking and thinning trees in their 100-year-old Stuart pecan orchard.
Our own Randy Hudson, a fourth generation pecan farmer with Hudson Pecan and current vice-president of the National Pecan Grower’s Council, spoke with NPR’s “All Things Considered” recently about pecans, this years’ crop and of course… the many variations of how people pronounce the word “pecan.” Any way you say it, everyone knows you’re referring to the southern nut that is delicious straight of the shell, roasted, or added to your favorite dish – savory or sweet. Listen in to Randy’s conversation with NPR here.