Are Pecans Grown in Oklahoma?


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The Oklahoma Pecan Growers' Association, incorporated in 1927 lists approximately 400 pecan growers as members of the association. The majority of groves are located in the southern and eastern areas of the state.

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Oklahoma ranks third in the country in the production of native pecans, as of 2015. Oklahoma averages about 17 million pounds of pecans per year with an average wholesale value of $18 million. A native pecan grove can produce an average of 400 to 800 pounds of pecans per year. Pecan trees may bear edible seeds for more than 300 years. Most native pecans are sold to wholesale buyers, who use them for products such as pies or pralines.

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