Monday, September 26, 2011
Checking for shucksplit
Take a closer look at the Kanza nut (above) and you can see that space has developed between the shuck and shell. The shuck splitting process starts at the end of the nut and work towards the base. Ultimately, shuck split is a two step process: 1st the shuck and nut separate, then 2nd, the sutures in the shuck separate and the shuck splits open. The entire nut ripening process usually takes 9 to 14 days.