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.

Rusty H. Thurston

Maintenance & Grounds



We have lots of baby seedlings growing slowly in raised, irrigated beds. Believe it or not we had some weed problems in the 2015 growing season so I need to get that figured out and get a few beds cleaned up.  In the winter/spring of 2016 we may be able to start grafting onto seedling root stocks if they are big enough to take a graft.  We may have grafted trees for sale when trees go dormant at the end of 2017.  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.

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

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.



Weekends are best times to visit, Saturdays are best. Some Sunday afternoons after about 3 p.m. are ok.  Always call ahead. Wear old clothes, we may have to put you to work.


Juliane R. Thurston

Chief Gardener


Russell B. Thurston

Farm Manager


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