Pistachio nuts are known for their one-of-a-kind taste and can be found in many different types of dishes and ice creams or can be eaten by themselves as a snack food. The tree that bears the pistachio nut can reach a height of 20 feet and usually does not produce an ample harvest until the tree reaches about 6 years of age. Pistachio trees are harvested during the fall season, and the pistachio nuts can be easily collected and stored at home.
Spread a tarp underneath the portion of the tree where you will begin harvesting. Harvest the pistachio nuts during the fall when the nuts are are a reddish color and the hull peels off easily.
Use a long pole to tap the branches of the tree. Tapping the branches will release the nuts from the branch and they will be collected on the tarp below.
Gather up the fallen pistachio nuts and remove the nuts from their hulls. Place the hulled nuts to dry in a thin layer in a sunny location where they receive plenty of airflow. Allow the pistachio nuts to dry for three to four days.
Place the dried nuts into an airtight container and store the container in a dry location until the pistachio nuts are needed.