Autumn Americana ~ Pecan Picking

Happy Deepavali, dear friends and readers. I have missed the web world, and it is good to be back and blogging again. Right now, it’s pecan harvest time in Houston. Mature, pecan trees line up the streets where we live and during autumn season you will see families with baskets and bags picking up the pecans that are fallen under the trees. We also joined the fun this year and picked up about five pounds of pecans from our neighborhood pecan trees. There are still plenty more pecans to pick and share. The shelled pecans were of good quality and very tasty.

Vijay and I, we both like pecans very much and we add them to kosambaris, cakes, pies and pralines. Pecans were one of the gifts that we chose to carry to Nandyala on our last India trip. We wanted our families back home have a taste of this wonderful americana treat. As we had hoped, they loved the pecans, particularly the jaggery-pecan pralines we prepared. Pecans truly are autumn wealth, and it’s good to get some directly from generous pecan trees.

Pecan Harvest
Pecan Harvest from Neighborhood Pecan Trees

Shelled Pecans
Shelled Pecans ~ An Autumn Wealth


  • By Vijaya, November 8, 2010 @ 8:44 pm

    Hi Indira,
    Happy Deepavali to you and to your family. It is great to see you back. We also live in Houston, could you tell where we can find the pecans? It’d be great to pick some :) Thanks.

  • By Nishi, November 9, 2010 @ 12:43 am

    Happy Diwali Indira. Good to see your post. How I wish I can lay my hands on those pecans now :)

  • By Gauri Gharpure, November 9, 2010 @ 3:07 am

    this is the first time i am seeing pecan photos.. and hearing tht these can be collected by the roadside simply amazes me! such bounty…

  • By harini-jaya, November 9, 2010 @ 6:55 am

    never tried pecans..should try them one of these days..

  • By Kamala, November 9, 2010 @ 9:35 am

    Indira garu, Never heard about the pecan picking. Sounds like fun :-) Looking forward to see some delicious pecan recipes in next few days.

    Nagula Chaviti Subhakankshalu.

    -The Dasikas

  • By revathi, November 9, 2010 @ 12:59 pm

    Hi Indira

    Glad to see you back. been thinking of you -

  • By sudha, November 9, 2010 @ 3:38 pm

    Hello Indira, Happy Deepavali…love your pecan pictures…

  • By Kalyani, November 9, 2010 @ 4:30 pm

    Happy diwali to u & ur family …… love picking peacans …..

  • By Shreya K, November 9, 2010 @ 5:22 pm

    Belated wishes to you and your family. It is such a blessing to have these tress around. We have a couple of walnut tress in the backyard, but trouble from the squirrels.

  • By deepti, November 9, 2010 @ 7:49 pm

    Belated Diwali Wishes to U n family…
    Pecans looks great.

  • By Gayathri, November 10, 2010 @ 1:35 am

    Nice photos. I too love these nuts.

  • By Sanjeeta kk, November 10, 2010 @ 6:00 am

    We missed you and your informative and interesting posts. Festive greetings to you, Indira.
    Never seen pecan nuts with the shells. Thanks for the picture. Take care.

  • By sara, November 10, 2010 @ 8:47 am

    Love the photos and eagerly await your next blg x

  • By honeybeeluvsjackfruit, November 10, 2010 @ 10:25 am

    Hope I can get some fresh pecans this year. Your pic is lovely as always.

  • By Apu, November 10, 2010 @ 10:31 pm

    Diwali wishes to you too!! Pecans look great!!

  • By Pritya, November 10, 2010 @ 11:30 pm

    Happy Deepawali to you Indira. Nice photo and post about Pecans. Look forward to seeing some detailed recipe using Pecans in your future posts.

  • By Narayan, November 13, 2010 @ 12:52 am

    I have never seen too many of these back in India and they look like walnuts. Are they similar in taste and texture? and the shells, are they as hard as those of walnuts?

    Thanks for sharing … and enjoy the autumn treats.

  • By Padmaja, November 16, 2010 @ 11:20 am

    Good that you posted, I was thinking of making pecan katli for my sister’s seemantham. Now that I have the nudge from you, I’ll do it.

  • By Vandya, November 16, 2010 @ 3:20 pm

    Lovely pecans

  • By Sharda, November 19, 2010 @ 1:55 pm

    Hi Indira,
    Happy Deepavali (belated) and happy Karthikai.
    Like your blog and find it very creative and inspiring.
    Keep it up.

  • By Chanchal, November 25, 2010 @ 1:34 pm

    I love your blog..
    specially your photos..
    And lovely pecans.


  • By Mary, November 29, 2010 @ 12:41 am

    Hi Indira,
    Nice pecan pictures. I lived in Houston for more than 20 years. My 7 year old son loves to eat pecan pie. could you tell where we can find the pecans? It’d be great to pick some for next year. Thanks for sharing.

  • By Rick, August 31, 2013 @ 9:51 pm

    wow, do i love pecans, and those great pictures of them! Each year i have fun picking them up in the cool fall winds after a blister hot summer. Later its time to grab my pecan cracker and get busy cracking. I’ve got the best kitchen cracker for the small jobs and a extra quick cracker for those buckets full, making short fun with them. You should check them out if you want a nice cracker. Find them at: you’ll be glad you did. Enjoyed your pictures, Rick.

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