In 1912 our Grandfather JW "Jack" Newberry traveled to Las Cruces, New Mexico and subsequently purchased the rough land which was part of the Mesilla Civil Grant. There, Mr. Newberry established his home and, with irrigation from the Rio Grande River he began farming alfalfa, corn, cotton, wheat, vegetables and fruit trees. One of his specialties was the Burkett pecan.
Although there are many other pecan varieties in production today, the Burkett is still favored by locals for its thin shell, unusual buttery flavor and plump round size. In addition to being just plain delicious and great for baking, the Burkett pecan is heart healthy and a great source of fiber and vitamins and minerals.
We are proud to offer this special heirloom variety both unshelled and shelled and in our spiced pecans.