The Pecan Nut
In the U.S. it is widely used in pies and ice-creams as well as salty dishes. 100 grams of Pecans contain more than 700 kcal. It has few carbohydrates and a high proportion of healthy, non-saturated, fatty acids, and is therefore recommended as an outstanding health-food.
The Queen Among All Nuts
The Pecan tree is a durable and sturdy plant with high production and great lumber quality. The tree grows up to 30 meters (100 feet) in height and continues to grow up to an age of 100 years. At this age, it produces more than 100 kg (220 lbs.) of nuts per year.
Even side-products resulting from Pecan production are in high demand on the world market. The wood as well as the nut shells are sold and added to barbecue-fuel for its distinct flavor.
Your Health's Best Friend
Cardiovascular Health: Pecans are rich in fiber which boosts the health of your heart by reducing the risk of coronary heart disease and preventing some forms of cancer
The fiber contained in pecans promotes Digestive Health, it prevents constipation and reduces the risk of colitis, colon cancer and hemorrhoids
Pecan nut consumption enhances satiety and increases metabolism and Helps in Weight Loss
Pecans contain oleic acid which Reduces the Risk of Breast Cancer
Pecans’ Phosphorus and Calcium help Bone and Teeth Health
Anti-inflammatory Benefits reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease
Rich in nutrients like zinc, vitamin E, vitamin A, folate and phosphorus Helps Maintain Clear Complexion
Pecans’ Magnesium Reduces the Risk of Stroke & Reduces Blood Pressure
Pecans’ polyphenolic antioxidant ellagic acid, vitamin E, beta-carotene, lutein and zea-xanthin all are Anti-cancer Properties
Pecans’ Manganese, numerous antioxidants including ellagic acid, vitamin A and vitamin E Strengthen the Immune System & Anti-aging Benefits
Proven Track Record
Expansion Minded Government
Inexpensive Land Prices
Dependable Water Supply
Committed Connected Leadership
High diversity of pecan species with proven genetic quality
Argentina has a sophisticated agricultural structure and the world‘s highest level on agricultural mechanization and technification, which guarantees high efficiency.
There is great technical support:
Government institutions like the Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria (INTA), which works closely with Pecán Argentina
Privately organized producer's associations, such as Grupo ProPecan or Cappecan
Irrigation & Agronomics
Water is Our Ally
Through a vast system of tubes running through the whole orchard and spanning several kilometers, the system is extremely efficient. This guarantees a steady production volume for each harvest, including during periods of low rainfall.
Naturally occurring hazards such as low precipitation, fires or pest infestations are countered by our efficient irrigation system and other preventive measures.
Prevention against fire, pest and climate change
Even the current estimates of the IPCC on climate change (expected temperature rise in the next 100 years of up to 6.4 °C / 10.8 °F in South America) would not affect the plantation because they are still in the range of ideal temperatures.
Elimination of pest breeding grounds (such as leaf piles or rotten wood);
Ongoing preventive control programs
Selecting particularly robust species of Pecan trees
The Villar and Rohde families are active members of the community in the area and have helped with many infrastructure improvements in the neighborhood as well as creating the first opportunities for female employment within the remote rural area.
We believe that what is invested into the people, the community and the infrastructure will reflect positively back into the orchard, facilitating its continuous growth and development enabling Pecán Argentina to become the world market leader in its sector.
Our existing contributions to the community welfare:
First employer of women locally
Building brick-homes for our staff
10 miles of power line for 20 families
Training of local horticultural students
First Elementary School student transport
Love for Nature
We work with nature, not against it
Knowing that we must work with nature and not against it, we have taken these measures into account:
Use of primarily ecologically sound, natural fertilizers
Setting up an environment-friendly drip-irrigation system
Planning of a very extensive, semi-natural cultivation
Maintenance of an overall healthy biosphere with high biodiversity
Minimal use of fossil energy and broad use of renewable energies
Initial focus on regional sales
Minimum impact on the environment
Respecting eco-friendly policies, the environment and its ecosystem in Goya, Corrientes, Pecán Argentina obeys the principles of natural farming and those of good practice farming outlined by Buena Practica Agricola.
This means that the least amount of chemical fertilizers is applied by adopting a standard between conventional and organic farming proposed by the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations). These fertilizers are used at the beginning to encourage growth and durability. Pecán Argentina is therefore not yet an organic orchard, but aims to be entirely organic after two years.
Visit the Orchards
We recommend April & May
The best time to visit Pecán Argentina is April or May, at the time of the harvest. With the trees in full growth, we find that to be the most enjoyable time for our visitors.
However, if you would like to actually participate in the planting and grafting of new pecan trees, you are more than welcome to join us then as well. In June, is time for maintenance operations, every July we are planting, in August we are pruning, and from September to March we are watering and grafting the new saplings.