What the Recent Drought Means for Texas Pecans This Holiday Season—and Beyond

November 3, 2023 | By Laura Mallonee

Dust flies up from the wheels of Mark Walls’ UTV on a hot mid-September morning as he drives through the 300 acres of pecan trees that his granddad, a bespectacled dentist named Edmund “Doc” Darilek, planted in Seguin in 1958.

The Texas State Tree, Health Nut, and Pie: Pecan

November 7, 2022 | By

From Bluebonnets to Pecans to 42? Texas Can’t Get Enough of Its State Symbols

July 1, 2022 | By John Nova Lomax

In Praise of Pecans, Texas’ Favorite Nut

September 24, 2020 | By Laurel Miller

Here’s Why You’ll Go Nuts—like Our Daytripper—for San Saba

April 26, 2018 | By

Nestled in the northern reaches of the Texas Hill Country is the laid-back town of San Saba, also known as the “Pecan Capital of the World.”

Beyond Pecans

December 16, 2016 | By Sofia Sokolove

As my friend and I pull into the parking lot of the newly renovated Dofflemyer Hotel in downtown San Saba, the first thing we notice is a weathered mural across the street from the parking lot on the whitewashed back wall of R.B.

Nuts About San Saba

July 16, 2015 | By Helen Anders

Pecans permeate the shady town of San Saba, emerging in pies, jams, and candies; infusing local coffee, beer, and steaks; forming a canopy over three lush parks; and providing a 1,200-trunk challenge to golfers plying the fairways of the San Saba River Golf Course.

Praline Daze

June 24, 2015 | By

One of the great pleasures of being in Texas (and the South) is the bounty of pecans.

Get the Magazine

Save up to 62% off the cover price


Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Sign up for magazine extras, upcoming events, Mercantile specials, subscription offers, and more.