Podcast #188 – Big Plans for Pecans

It’s high time we planted some pecan trees at Longleaf Breeze, because we know it’ll take about ten years to get any nuts from them, and we’re not getting any younger!


For 3-4 years we’ve been letting other priorities shove pecans aside, but we certainly hope this is the year we kick them into gear. In today’s program we confront the near-certainty that our decision cannot be defended economically, and we talk about how we are structuring our tiny pecan orchard and why. We’ve ordered three each of Amling, Gafford, Excel, and McMillan. We finish with how we went about selecting the four varieties we’ve chosen to plant.

Listen – 20:16

Here’s the newsletter from Koinonia Farms that summarizes their use of more organic practices in their large pecan orchards

The clearing for the pecans has begun. The area behind the brush pile is where we hope and expect the pecans to be growing one day.
The clearing for the pecans has begun. The area behind the brush pile is where we hope and expect the pecans to be growing one day.

The Longleaf Breeze Perennial Farm Calendar

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