From wild, very old trees in Missouri. Untouched by pesticides, herbicides or any other cides. The earliest european settlers would have eaten from these trees. Small and sweet; in taste tests most choose this pecan over the bigger hybrid varieties. Higher in omega-3 oils than other pecans. Almost all pecans are put in 180F water for 20 minutes before shelling. We have had these nuts dried to very low moisture content to preserve freshness. Keep cool. These are shelled without heat. Certified organic.