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Dean Vannoy farm has 16 large, productive pecan trees

2013-11-06 - Sanders Ridge, Adair County, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener. Dean Vannoy has sixteen pecan trees on his farm off Sanders Ridge Road, in Northern Adair County. Harvesting is a cinch with his "Nut Wizard (r)," a device which is rolled over pecans on the ground, takes the outer husk off, and pops clean pecans into the basket. He bought it at a sale at South Fork in Casey County. The pecans are a northern variety, which, he says, have sweeter kernels than brought-ons. At one time, the Vannoys had one of the biggest muskmelon and watermelon producing farms in the area, with a reputation for high quality produce. Today, Dean Vannoy is retired. He gathers pecans for himself and allows friends to pick up, too, and enjoyes the showplace farm. In the background is the old farmhouse, now relegated to a storage facility since his new home was built.
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