For the 131st year, the 5th generation owned Pearson Farm is preparing for pecan harvest season. This is big news for pecan lovers all over the country who know that there is no denying the quality and unique taste of Georgia pecans.
Georgia is the nation’s leading pecan producing state. In Georgia, pecans are harvested during October through December, but are available year-round. From salted to roasted, to chocolate covered, they have something that will satisfy every palette. Having been in the business of growing pecans for more than 130 years, you could say that the Pearson family knows a thing or two about how to grow them right. Pearson Farm pecans, all grown on the farm in Fort Valley, Georgia come with a promise of quality.
“Our 2300 acres of pecans were fortunate to survive tropical storm Hermine this year and we have been blessed with good growing weather. We are looking forward to a healthy, bountiful pecan crop,” says Lawton Pearson.
The farm is certified under the Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Primus programs, which require particular procedures and monitoring to insure the safety and security of all products. Pearson Farm was one of the first three farms in Georgia to attain GAP status in 2002.
Pecan harvest season will run from late October until the end of December. To visit the farm, sample this season’s harvest or to schedule an interview with Al Pearson, contact Dana Swinney at firstname.lastname@example.org.