While we were in Texas for the holidays and our wedding party, my dad gave us a bunch of pecans from the trees on his property. My brother gave us a new nutcracker so we've been enjoying this winter activity.
My pecan trees are all native (wild) trees, which I do not spray with anything, or fertilize, or water except for what rain they get, so I guess the pecans could be called organic. The small hard nuts seem to have a lot of natural resistance to insects, and such things as fungus etc. We have a crop of nuts every year, though some years much better than others. This past year was quite good, and with eight or ten pecan trees on the place, we have more pecans than we can pick up. I hate to see them go to waste, but I just have not been up to getting them all this year.
Here you see some of my family picking pecans in the shadow of one of the big trees. On the right is a shot from last summer where a branch is propped up so that Dad could mow under it.