Do yourself a favor and buy the mini splits. They have a little higher moisture content and they keep it longer. Just cut a chunk off when you need it with a skil saw. Keep it in the deep freezer. Their cherry is the bomb! I cut all my pecan fresh since is everywhere here in tx.
Puttin Jason's arse to work, splitting fresh pecan will wear you out. After debarking, this is all we got done out at the farm camphouse.
Don't look like much, but it's about 100 lbs of pecan heart wood which has a redder color.
When big pecan limbs break off, gotta get em off the ground quick or grub worms will eat it up in no time.