Pecans taking hit in drought
CHANDLER — If you're looking forward to pecan pie this year for Thanksgiving, it might end up costing you a little bit more in the long run.
Sam Pollard with the Texas Pecan Nursery in Chandler tells KETK both those that grow the trees as well as those that harvest the pecans are struggling in the drought.
Pollard says a mature pecan tree requires about 150 to 200 gallons of water a day.
He says the price of trees are the same, but the prices of the pecans are going up.
"This years going to be tough. Texas produces anywhere from 70 to 90 million pounds, production this year is around 40 and it wouldn't surprise me if it's going to be less when they get through with all the figures" Pollard said.
He also says you can tell if your pecan tree is dead if the leaves die and stick to the tree instead of falling off of it.