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Custom Services

We can help you design a custom business gift or shipment. Call 254-829-1489 for special quantity pricing on combination gift baskets, trays, and poly-paks.

Pecan Nut Cracking and Shelling

Pecan variety, size, and weight determines the cost, time, and order of processing. For best quality processing do not mix varieties in your bags. Although we aim to provide fast service for each customer, be aware that "while-you-wait" nut processing is not always available during peak season. Call ahead to the Russell's Orchard Store at 254-829-1489 with any questions about your processing order.

Item No. Service Name

Description

Cost
0001 Cracking

For Improved and Native varieties.

What's the difference between whole and cracked pecans?

Nuts are weighed and sized for service cost. Nuts are processed through a cracking machine. After cracking, nuts are processed through an air cleaner to remove as much shell and unwanted debris as possible. Normally about 20-25% of the starting weight is removed as loose shell. Processed nuts are packaged in paper bags.

$ 0.40 per pound before processing
0002 Shelling

For Improved and Native varieties.

Nuts are weighed and sized for service cost. Nuts are cracked as in Item 0001 and then processed through a shelling machine set for the correct size of pecan. After shelling, nuts are processed through an air cleaner to remove as much shell and unwanted debris as possible. How much shell is left after processing depends on the weight of the shell (the lighter the shell, the more that can be removed). Processed nuts are packaged in paper bags.

$ 0.85 per pound before processing
0003 Satake sort Includes Items 0001 and 0002 plus
this process uses air, infrared and near-vision sensors to remove rejects, black, or dried-up halves along with heavy shells.
$ 1.25 per pound before processing
0004 Shelling Plus

For Improved varieties only. Next day service only.

Nuts are weighed and sized for service cost. Nuts are processed as in Items 0001 through 0003 Shelling. 
Nuts are then sent to a processing room where all shell material is removed. The nut meats are packaged in bulk poly bags.

$ 1.50 per pound before processing

 

Organic Pecan Shell Mulch

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NATURE'S BEST organic pecan shell mulch. None better! Build up the organics in your flower and vegetable gardens. A clean and richly-colored organic pecan shell mulch -- a must-have for your borders and bedding !

Pecan shells resist packing and washing unlike most chip mulches. Repels pests and weeds.

  • Pickup load, $50.00, item # 6141
  • 40 pound bag, $3.95 , item # 6140

Please order mulch by telephone.

All mulch is picked up at the Russell's Pecan Orchard store. Call ahead for pickup loads, bring your truck.

Pecan Equipment

 

Are you fed up with squirrels getting all your pecans ?

Get a SureTrap©.

Just 1 squirrel can destroy 50 pounds of pecans per tree each season. Squirrels are territorial, but once you remove one-- his buddies move into your trees. Reduce the local population around your pecan trees all year.

In use since 1936.

The SureTrap© stays set all year long. Sturdy and reliable construction gives years of effective use. This is NOT a live trap.

  • SureTrap, $29.95 with Instruction Kit, item # 6137

"Bag-a-Nut" Pecan Harvester

Once you try our "Bag-a-Nut" Pecan Harvester, you'll wonder how you did without it.

Walk behind and push this no-bendover harvester. As you walk, the 16-inch or 24-inch wide pick-up head gathers nuts from the ground and deposits them into a 20-pound capacity basket. Pull a waist-level rope to open the bucket's dump chute.

For homeowners with 5-6 or more mature pecan trees.

Shipping available, but call for shipping cost--this is an oversize item.

  • "Bag-a-Nut" 16-inch wide Harvester , $375.00 with Instructions, Item # 6134
  • "Bag-a-Nut" 24-inch wide Harvester , $475.00 with Instructions, Item # 6138

Nut Wizard

The Nut Wizard is a hand-held harvester with a 4-foot handle and a metal 8-inch wide rotating basket which gathers nuts continuously as it rolls along the ground. Holds up to 3 pounds of pecan nuts.

The Nut Wizard can also gather seeds, fruits, or balls from 3/4 inch to almost 4 inches in diameter. Does a great job harvesting pecans, oak nuts, buckeyes, hickory nuts, chestnuts, medium size fruits, and even golf and tennis balls.

To unload the Nut Wizard, attach the included unloading bracket to a 5-gallon bucket, and just press down. It's that easy!

Shipping available, but call for shipping cost--this is an oversize item.

  • Nut Wizard with unloading bracket, $51.95, Item # 6135
pecan equipment

Pecan Hand Sheller and Hand Snipper

  • Hand sheller / snipper, $12.95, Item # 6120

pecan equipment

DUKE Hand Cracker

For pecans, a piston compression style nut cracker with a single lever handle. Adjustable for different pecan sizes.

  • DUKE hand cracker, $15.95, Item # 6139

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