Friday, November 30, 2012
Preparing a pecan sample for evaluation
When I collect samples for evaluation I start by pulling a random sample of a singe cultivar out of a sack of cleaned nuts. The photo above shows a sample I pulled from our Kanza crop. They are all Kanza nuts but they still vary in size and shape.
For evaluation purposes, we require a 30 sample. Place your sample in a paper bag that is marked with your name and the name of the cultivar. Samples should be sent to: Pecan Experiment Field, 8960 SW 90th Str., Chetopa, KS 67336. We are also interested in evaluating outstanding nuts produced by seedling trees.