Texas Gardening forum: It's raining - and I've got oodles of pecans

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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Dec 3, 2016 11:35 AM CST
I have three pecan trees in our new home and now have pecans everywhere.
Have one hand held pecan cracker! My hands hurt! Who else is shelling pecans? What do you use to shell them?

DH looked at Amazon but haven't decided on one to purchase. Opinions, please.
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Name: Donald
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needrain
Dec 3, 2016 12:41 PM CST
piksihk said:I have three pecan trees in our new home and now have pecans everywhere.
Have one hand held pecan cracker! My hands hurt! Who else is shelling pecans? What do you use to shell them?

DH looked at Amazon but haven't decided on one to purchase. Opinions, please.


As far as I'm concerned, the only way to go is the 'Texas pecan cracker' style. There are native pecans here and some have really tough shells and that boxy end with the clippers works better than anything else, IMO. It will also shell out Brazil nuts which are also a tough nut to crack :). I've used just about everything shown by searching Google images and this is the one that works best, by far.

Still, if you are shelling a lot of hard shells it will be work. Unless you could find a commercial outfit that would crack them for you, it's just going to be tedious and your hand is likely to get tired. At one time there was a place near here where you could take your pecans and then go back and get them pre-cracked and ready to shell. No longer here, though - or least in the same location as it once was.
Donald

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