(NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NETWORK) — After several years of weather-related setbacks, North Carolina pecan growers are reporting a strong crop.
That is welcome news for farmers such as Wayne County grower Tim Haithcock, who has been growing pecans for over 25 years.
He tells Spectrum News 1 his farm managed to dodge any major hurricanes this year, and the rain came at the right time this season.
Haithcock’s 107-acre farm has about 30 acres of pecan trees as well as a nursery that grows trees for other commercial pecan operations.
North Carolina is one of the top 10 pecan-producing states in the nation.