Pecan season will soon be ripe for pickens but that won’t always stop pecans from being harvested before their prime.
Would you buy pecans that are green somewhat bland and tasteless nuts that haven’t been allowed the time to achieve their best flavor?
If you said no you wouldn’t be alone but that could be happening without anyone being the wiser. To get a jump on the pecan selling market and to beat out competition from others with access to the same trees some locals in pecan abundant towns will thrash pecans down in green shells. The event will take place a month or more before pecans even begin to get ready to fall on their own. For example, if pecans normally begin to fall in October they will thrash them down in September. Afterwards cracking them open and letting them dry.
A considerable number of those pecans won’t be any good and knocking them down early will decrease the numbers of pecans that could be harvested.
Where are these nuts sold?
The locals will sell them to local produces that will buy & sell pecans or they will sell them to pecan orchards or farms that buy pecans.
Local produces that buy & sell pecans will typically sell pecans in their store. They will also sell pecans to pecan orchards or farms either locally or in nearby towns. From there the orchards or farms will sell them to businesses within the state and businesses out of state or out of the country.
Where do locals gathering pecans in the green shells do there thrashing?
They do this in public places such as parks, schools and cemeteries.
This is why these locals feel the need to thrash out green pecans. They know other people will have the same access to pick them up and they don’t want to share.
Everyone can suffer in some small way because of green pecan thrashing. Locals who don’t have their own pecan trees won’t get any and green pecans that have dried out won’t be as flavorful and tasty. The pecan trees being thrashed may be harmed due to the objects being used in achieving success in thrashing out the most nuts. Objects used can be anywhere from a pecan pole to metal or steel pipes and bricks.
Locals thrashing down green pecans usually do so when there is no one around to tell them to stop or leave such as park attendees, school authorities and cemetery caretakers.
If someone is thrashing down pecans those in charge of the public places should be notified. Use a phone book or online directory for their numbers. For instance, if someone is thrashing pecans in a city park the city maintenance, the park attendants or the city officials can be called. Due to work hours it may be difficult or you may be unable to reach them. The police can be called instead and will eliminate difficult or unreachable numbers.