Farm Mission Statement

 

Our Mission is to produce a quality crop of delicious pecans just in time for holiday  baking and to produce quality nursery stock for other growers in Virginia or similar climates.

About Our Trees

 

We grow seven varieties of grafted pecan trees. Stuart, Gloria Grande, Lakota, Pawnee, Oconee, Mandan and the patented Excel. These pecan varieties should do well in Virginia and similar climates.

Time & Patience


 It takes a very long time to establish a pecan grove/orchard.  We do not yet have a mature orchard, it is still growing little by little with a few trees each year starting to produce nuts.


Rusty H. Thurston

Maintenance & Grounds

 

 

Juliane R. Thurston

Chief Gardener

 

Russell B. Thurston

Farm Manager

 

Our Team:

We have lots of baby seedlings growing slowly in raised, irrigated beds.  Controlling weeds presents constant challenges.  Our seedlings are growing slowly and in the 2018 growing season we will finally be able to graft improved varieties onto our rootstocks. 


 We will only sell top-quality trees when they are ready and the grafts have proven successful.  Grafting has been frustrating but we are figuring out the right combination of materials, timing, technique etc.  As soon as we have stock for sale we will let everyone know.



Other Farm related Activities

Our philosophy is to make the most productive use of our land by growing delicious and healthy pecans for sale to the general public.  We also are beginning to explore the possibility of specializing in growing  limited varieties of grafted pecan trees well suited for our Virginia climate for other growers who would also like to produce their own crop of delicious nuts.

We have strong family values, and we believe in being good stewards of the land that God has allowed us to use.

 

Our Philosophy

Heritage Grove Pecan Farm