Pecan Selection and Storage
Buy Georgia pecans during the fall harvest season while they’re plentiful. When selecting pecans, look for plump nutmeats that are fairly uniform in color and size.
Pecans are perishable because of their high oil content and they must be stored properly to maintain good quality.
To keep your pecans fresh all year:
At home, unshelled pecans can be stored in a cool, dry place for three to six months. Shelled pecans need to be either refrigerated in airtight containers for up to nine months, or frozen in zipper locked freezer bags for up to two years.
Pecans can be frozen and refrozen for at least two years without loss of flavor or texture.