Inshell pecans are our specialty. We are consistently ranked among the Top 3 exporters in the US for inshell pecans. Fun fact: pecans come in over 500 varieties! While we don’t offer all of them, we do know a whole lot about the most popular varieties, including Western, Wichita, Desirable, Cape Fear, Cheyenne, Pawnee, Sumner, and Stuart. Many pecans varieties are named after Native Americans to celebrate the pecan’s history as an indigenous nut. Pecans vary greatly in size, yield, and quality – from Mammoth to Small, Fancy or Choice, with up to 60% nut yield.

In an age where science is trying to improve nature, GMO discussions are prevalent. None of the pecans grown in the US have been genetically modified. The American Pecan Council reports that it does not anticipate production of genetically modified pecans in the near future. Any improved varieties of pecans have been achieved through conventional breeding methods such as grafting. It’s amazing to consider that the pecans we are enjoying come from native pecan trees that flourished naturally in North American millions of years ago!


Grown in the state of Georgia, the prized Desirable is larger in size than most varieties.
Harvest: Mid-Oct to Dec
Nut count: 39–54 per lb
Kernel yield: 50–54%


Kiowas are bit larger than Desirables with slightly darker kernels.
Harvest: Late-Oct
Nut count: Around 48 per lb
Kernel yield: Around 50%




The Stuart Blend is the most prevalent and one of the oldest varieties in the state of Georgia.
Harvest: Late-Oct to Dec
Nut count: 55–63 per lb
Kernel yield: 45–49%


Thick shelled with a plump, bright, golden kernel, which holds quality well in storage.
Harvest: Mid-Oct
Nut count: Around 50 per lb
Kernel yield: Around 50%




Sumner pecan cultivars produce moderate quality, large nuts.
Harvest: Nov to Dec
Nut count: 50–56 per lb
Kernel yield: 51–54%


Oconee features an attractive mix of large nuts that are excellent for shelling intact halves.
Harvest: Mid-Oct to Dec
Nut count: Around 48 per lb
Kernel yield: Around 53%



Cape Fear

Cape Fear trees produce well-filled nuts with golden kernels.
Harvest: Nov to Dec
Nut count: 47–57 per lb
Kernel yield: 50–54%


Elliott is a small, teardrop-shaped nut with an outstanding sweet, hickory nut flavor.
Harvest: Mid-October
Nut count: Around 77 per lb
Kernel yield: Around 51%




The Pawnee is popular for its light kernel.
Harvest: Differs by region
Nut count: 49–55 per lb
Kernel yield: 56–60%


Wichita nuts are widely planted, medium-sized, thinner shelled, with high kernel yield.
Harvest: Differs by region
Nut count: Around 60 per lb
Kernel yield: 58–60%




Often called “paper shell” for its thin shell, it is a different cultivar from the “Western Schley.”
Harvest: Early to mid-Oct
Nut count: 60–70 per lb
Kernel yield: 50–60%

Western Schley

Westerns are the most common pecan cultivar in the southwestern US.
Harvest: Differs by region
Nut count: 70–90 per lb
Kernel yield: 55–60%