Pecan crop is healthy but smaller this year - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Pecan crop is healthy but smaller this year

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Smack down on Cancer at the State Theater

    Smack down on Cancer at the State Theater

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:54:50 GMT
    Wrestlers from all over Georgia and Florida were in town for the Smack Down on Cancer Event at the state theater. More >>
    Wrestlers from all over Georgia and Florida were in town for the Smack Down on Cancer Event at the state theater. More >>
  • Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:59:05 GMT
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South GeorgiaMore >>
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South Georgia Technical College.More >>
  • Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:32:11 GMT
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. He says he's had the siding redone several times.More >>
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. More >>

By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email | twitter

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Despite the drought this summer, the pecan crop is looking okay. It's not as big as last year but growers are still pleased with the product during a very dry growing season.

We stopped by Cromartie Pecan's warehouse in Albany. Workers loaded 1,100 pound sacks of pecans for shellers to come in and bid on.

Grower Keith Cromartie says he's been harvesting since mid-October and will continue through Christmas.

"It's a good crop," said Cromartie Pecan Grower, Keith Cromartie. "Not a bumper crop by any means but it's a good sized crop."

Georgia farmers expect to harvest fewer pecans this year, but they say the quality of this year's pecans is good and prices are up too. 


©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback

Powered by WorldNow