It started as a humble tribute from a son to his father. From there, it developed a measure of celebrity and in some ports of call, evolved into a "destination" in it's own right. Tim McGinn, owner of the pistachio ranch, said he wanted to "honor the memory of his father, Tom McGinn, who originally founded the pistachio and grape-producing farm." The World's Largest Pistachio was built in 2007 and is a registered trademark.
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Visit www.newmexico.org for NM True Television and New Mexico Treasures. Episode 3 features the World's Largest Pistachio.