Crenwelge, Nedbalek win top honors at pecan show


Four producers entered their crop in the 2018 Gillespie County Pecan Show on Friday, Nov. 30. Olan Tisdale of Fredericksburg Pecan Company judged the show, held at the Gillespie County Extension Office. Kermit Crenwelge won Grand Champion with his Shoshoni variety in the Classic and New Division. Melissa Nedbalek earned Grand Champion honors with her Sioux pecans in the Commercial Division. She also won top honors in the Natives Division. Grand champions, along with all other first-place entries will compete in the Central Texas Regional Pecan Show in Comanche on Dec. 6. Following are the placings from the 2018 Gillespie County Pecan Show:

Classic and New Shoshoni — 1. Kermit Crenwelge. Grand Champion — Kermit Crenwelge.

Commercial Cheyenne — 1. Melissa Nedbalek. Desirable — 1. Melissa Nedbalek. Hopi — 2. Kermit Crenwelge. Kiowa — 1. Herb Nebgen, and 2. Abbey Nedbalek. Mohawk — 1. Abbey Nedbalek. Sioux — 1. Melissa Nedbalek. Grand Champion — Melissa Nedbalek (Sioux).

Natives Lightest Pecan — 1. Herb Nebgen. Natives — 1. Melissa Nedbalek; 2. Abbey Nedbalek, and 3. Kermit Crenwelge. Grand Champion — Melissa Nedbalek.