Pecans in Nebraska? Yes, and although they are not new, Twin Springs Pecans created the first and largest commercial pecan operation in Nebraska. Our specially grafted trees produce a higher quality nut that is naturally sweet and has a high oil content. This is good, since pecan oil is considered one of the "healthy" oils--those oils are rich in monounsaturated fats and known to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Charlie Willnerd, the patriarch of the operation, was not the first to grow pecans in Nebraska. With the foundation of what was the purview of hobbyists and researchers, Charlie experimented with irrigation, fertilization and varietals in developing production quality orchards.
Of course, with every product, the proof is in the pudding. Our ever-increasing clientele include nut aficionados, grocery stores in Lincoln and Omaha, local bakeries and restaurants who prefer our nuts over others they have obtained through brokers. We even send our nuts "south," but we promise not to tell! We believe our nuts are as good or better than any produced in the United States. If you are not completely satisfied, return the unused portion for a full refund.
Although our production continues to grow, we remain a small family farm and orchard in Nebraska. We continue to increase the number of trees in production, but we have been known to sell out of our harvest over the course of a year. Don't panic because we process our nuts on our property so, they are usually back in stock shortly after harvest in the fall! We also plan for plenty of options during the Holiday season.
We also continue to experiment with our roasted nuts and other tasty treats featuring our pecans. Our candied and roasted nuts are roasted and baked on site, using our proprietary recipes. Continue to check back as new products are on the horizon.
From our family to yours, thank you!
Orchards located in Bennet and Firth, Nebraska.