For over a year I've driven by a statue of a large peanut when I've gone into town to get groceries at the local HEB and I finally decided to stop and check it out.
The monument boasts 'World's Largest Peanut'…whether that's the truth or not, it's a neat little 'off the beaten track' stop located at the corner of FM 140 and Louise Street in Pearsall, Texas.
The memorial goes on to claim that "55,000,000 pounds of peanuts are marketed annually". That's a lot of peanuts! We all know that Georgia is known for their peanut growing abilities…but Pearsall, Texas…who knew?
Peanut farms are scattered here and there around the area.There even are a couple of businesses in town dedicated to that tasty little legume…the peanut. Unfortunately, I haven't gotten a chance to check any of them out, as of yet, but I plan on it.
You'll also find lots of watermelon farms in the area too! There's even a watermelon monument in Dilley, but I haven't gotten a chance to stop there yet…guess I better put that on my bucket list!
This would be an easy stop if you're traveling with your travel trailer as it is just off I-35 at exit 101 and there is a big HEB parking lot next to it for your RV parking pleasure.So the next time you're near Pearsall, Texas plan to make a stop to see the 'World's Largest Peanut' and perhaps get some fresh peanuts to snack on too!
A little fun trivia fact about Pearsall, Texas – Famed Country singer George Strait was born in Poteet (about 44 miles northeast) but raised in little ol' Pearsall,