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


23 Responses to “Autumn Americana ~ Pecan Picking”

  1. Vijaya says:

    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 πŸ™‚ Thanks.

  2. Nishi says:

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

  3. 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…

  4. harini-jaya says:

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

  5. Kamala says:

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

    Nagula Chaviti Subhakankshalu.

    -The Dasikas

  6. revathi says:

    Hi Indira

    Glad to see you back. been thinking of you –

  7. sudha says:

    Hello Indira, Happy Deepavali…love your pecan pictures…

  8. Kalyani says:

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

  9. Shreya K says:

    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.

  10. deepti says:

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

  11. Gayathri says:

    Nice photos. I too love these nuts.

  12. Sanjeeta kk says:

    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.

  13. sara says:

    Love the photos and eagerly await your next blg x

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

  15. Apu says:

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

  16. Pritya says:

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

  17. Narayan says:

    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.

  18. Padmaja says:

    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.

  19. Vandya says:

    Lovely pecans

  20. Sharda says:

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

  21. Chanchal says:

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


  22. Mary says:

    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.

  23. Rick says:

    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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