|Lakota, 14 Sept. 2011|
|Lakota, 19 Sept. 2011|
Here's a cross section of Lakota today, Sept 19, two days after a major rain event. Wow, what a difference. This Lakota nut is now packed with kernel. Notice that all the voids have been filled with nut meat.
Just like the apple pictured above, pecans can also suffer fruit cracking. Late rains can swell the kernel up so much that it pops open the shell and splits the shuck. This can lead to kernel rot and ultimately crop losses. However, we are so late in the season, I don't expect to see a lot of shuck splitting. I'm just hoping for better kernel fill over the entire grove.