Any opinions on pecan quality? I want to make one spectacular pecan pie using the best quality pecans I can get. I don't have time to mail order from some direct seller on the web. I am willing to pay for quality if there is an actual discernible difference in taste.
The most common refrain I find on the web is that Georgia and Texas pecans are supposed to be the highest quality and the sellers like to say that you can taste the difference. I know that NC does have some commercial pecan growers as well and I could probably zip over to the Farmers Market for local crop.
I have never seen an actual taste test attempting to verify whether there really is a taste difference between pecans grown in the different states, or local versus mass market retail pecans.
Do you have a personal preference? Have you ever done any side by side testing? Do you know a retailer who carries supposedly "better tasting" pecans than the bags of Blue Diamond at Krogers?
Thanks for sharing!