With a cane pole and a bucket, Louis Plumley began a career of harvesting pecans during the difficult times of the depression era in the 1930's. After a time of service during World War II, he married Mildred Riggs, who also grew to love the pecan business. Sammy and wife Gwen Plumley along with his parents began a pecan management and harvesting business in and around the Kimble County, Texas area in 1976. In 1986 we purchased a lot in Junction to expand our harvesting operation into a pecan buying station and retail shop. As our customer base grew by offering good quality products such as fancy pecans in-shell and shelled, pralines, pecan pies, flavored pecans and many other items, we began a mail order business.
Sammy and Gwen have two sons and daughter-in-law. Cody's sons Asa, Parker and Ian. Carter and Melody and granddaughter Baylee. Cody takes a lead role in the day to day business of running our pecan shop and custom shelling operation. Carter, Melody, the grandchildren all pitch in a helping hand whenever needed.
Our goal is to offer to our valued customers old and new, the finest quality in all our products. From all the Plumley's, we want to say "Thank You" and we look forward to serving you in the future.
How do I store pecans for maximum freshness?
When storing pecans, you need to keep in mind that using sealed plastic bags for freezer storage is the ideal way to store in the freezer. By storing them in this fashion, you prolong the freshness factor. When storing them in the refrigerator, it is wise to store them in airtight containers. Jars with lids are recommended, but any air tight container will do for storing in the refrigerators. Remember that they can be frozen and refrozen in the freezer without loss of taste. When storing outside of a refrigerator, keep in a cool, dark place such as a cupboard. You can use air tight containers or plastic bags to store these nuts. However this is not recommended for storing.
Why is proper storage for pecans so important?
When storing pecans, if they are stored incorrectly, then you lose flavor, texture and freshness. Improperly storing these nuts can lead to spoilage and nut rot. This will then mean a loss of produce that could have been saved if proper storage procedures had been followed. Another thing to remember about storing these nuts, if you store them at room temperature in a dark place, you do run the risk of having those nuts infested with bugs. These are some things to keep in mind when storing nuts properly. Proper nut storage is vital to extending the freshness and flavor of these nuts.
How do I use stored pecans correctly?
When using stored pecans, the main thing to remember if they are shelled or unshelled. With an unshelled nut, all you would do would be to crack the nut and remove the nut. Then use the nut as the recipe dictates. When dealing with frozen nuts, you will need to let them thaw out before usage. Once they are thawed then use them as you need them. Those really are the only differences in how to use stored nuts correctly. Remember that you can use and re use frozen nuts. The freezing action will not hurt the nut and will preserve the flavor.