Starting a Pecan Farm

Starting a pecan farm is not only a good idea – it is a profitable one! These days, a lot of people are looking for pecan fruits and woods and you get to supply that demand if you have your own farm.

While mostly unknown to the public, the word “pecan” is actually an Algonquian word and it means a nut, especially a nut that’s so hard it requires a stone to crack it. The pecan tree is really huge it can grow up to 20 to 40 meters or 66 to 130 feet. In reality, those are just the minimal numbers because the tree can grow much taller than that.

As for the fruit, it generally has a dark brown color and a rough husk. Now the nut itself is edible and can be eaten fresh. It has its distinct butter-like flavor and can actually be used for cooking too. Most of the time, these pecan nuts are being used when cooking sweet desserts and in other dishes that need its rich flavor. One of the most famous desserts using pecan is the pecan pie. Obviously, the main ingredient of this dessert is the pecan fruits itself and there are also many other desserts that have this too.

The fruit is well-loved not only for its good flavor but also because of the many health benefits that one can derive from it. For example, pecans are excellent sources when it comes to protein and unsaturated fats.

Other than being used for food, the pecan tree can also be useful because its food can be used for furniture and flooring. For some, they are also using it for the purpose of flavoring fuel when they are trying to make smoked meats.
As most entrepreneurs could readily see, there are really a lot of opportunities for future businesses if you can start a pecan farm. The wood of the tree and the fruits you can get from it can all be useful and be sold to many possible buyers. This can all be for your advantage because most of the time, the buyers themselves will seek for your services and products once they hear about your pecan farm.

If you want to get started with having your own pecan farm, you can seek some help from those who already have some previous experience when it comes to farming. You may have someone in mind right now and if so, there’s no harm in trying to call that person and seek for his or her assistance. If you can hire the person, then that will be a good idea too since you will be having someone who knows how to manage and maintain a pecan farm.

If that’s not possible and you are thinking of starting a pecan farm on your own, you can simply ask for tips and suggestions from that resource person of yours. Through doing some researches on the internet, it is also possible to find a lot of tips about effective ways to start a pecan farm.

Additionally, you should also determine your target market and get their contact numbers in advance so you have some ready customers once you start reaping your pecan fruits or if you already want to sell the pecan woods.


  • vinod said on January 20, 2010
    sir i'm vinod, i want pecan tree fruit farm business i have big land, i'm interested in business, i'm already doing business, please tell me the details. india, andhra pradesh, vizag.
  • Alex said on April 20, 2011
    I would like to get more information about start a pecan farm
  • Rene Posadas said on December 17, 2011
    How do i start pecan farming in New York state New York city, 88-08 197 St Hollis N Y 11423,
  • Patti said on May 3, 2012
    I hope to start a pecan tree farm on 8 acres in northeast Fl just west of Jacksonville. Any information would be appreciated such as variety of tree that grow well in the area, spacing, costs, etc. Thank you.
  • Merrie said on October 9, 2012
    Please help! Have a 35 year old neglected orchard and need to thin trees. Do you have any resources of who to contact to sell the pecan wood. Need some income to irrigate trees? Is there much profit in the wood. I'm in south Georgia. Thanks.
  • Bob Buffington said on November 5, 2012
    Hello, my name is Bob and I have six acres in southwestern Oklahoma. I'm nearing retirement age and want to do something with my land. Pecans sound like a good idea. I would appreciate any information on this. I've even considered tree farming from seed. A six foot pecan tree is fifty to sixty dollar in oklahoma. Thanks Bob
  • jaden harnsberger said on November 20, 2012
    thanks to the web page i think with my 750 acres i will use some of it to start farming right away. decatur. tx
  • Jim Reynolds said on January 10, 2013
    I have 50 acres in southern oregon and would like to start a pecan orchard business. The land is beautiful with lots of good water. Do you think pecan trees would grow in this area. Thank you and my name is Jim reynolds lots of questions. Do some trees grow faster than others. What trees produce the biggest nuts. What are the most popular nuts or trees.
  • Chase Mackey said on May 25, 2013
    I have 70 acres in Sherman, TX. Roughly 70-80 pecan trees.
  • jasmin said on October 1, 2014
    I have 28 acres near dallas tx and i want to make a pecan orchad do you think 28 acres is a good starting for pecan farm and weather is also suitable
  • Carl Allen said on June 20, 2015
    Bladen county, North Carolina 28320
  • Brian Kettler said on April 18, 2016
    I have 50 acres in North Mississippi, could I start a profitable pecan business?
  • Nkosinathi said on October 25, 2020
    Please help. I have 24 ha of land I wish to start a business for pecan nut


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