Undeterred by the possibility that Georgia pecans might flood the market in six or seven years, the increasing popularity of the crop has University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells encouraged about the future of the state’s pecans.
Popularity in Pecan production has skyrocketed in Georgia in the last decade. An estimated 20,000 to 25,000 new acres have been planted in pecans over the past five years in Georgia, according to a recent survey administered by UGA Extension.
“Anything that has a boom is going to have a bust at some point. There are going to be ups and downs along the way. I really do feel, though, that pecans have a bright future compared to many other commodities,” Wells said.