When are Pecans Ripe?

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Pecans are ripe when their shells fully open. It's easier to wait and harvest the nuts by shaking the branches so that they fall. However, the longer you wait the more pecans you may lose, due to squirrels, raccoons, birds, and other predators. You can find more information here: aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu
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When pecans are ripe, they will fall from the tree naturally without being shaken. Often times, the pecans are shaken prematurely from the tree, causing them to have a yellowish tint and nasty taste. When a pecan is ripe, it will have a rich brown color.
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