With more than 4,000 acres of pecan trees, Stahmann Farms near Las Cruces is one of the world’s largest family-owned pecan operations. W.J. Stahmann founded the farm in 1926 and originally planted cotton, but he replaced the fiber crop with pecans in the early 1930s. Today, the orchard features some 180,000 trees, producing 8 to 10 million pounds of Western Schley and Bradley pecans annually.
Triviaby American ProfileApril 9, 2006