Sunday, March 17, 2013

Pecan Nut Evaluations

    Last Saturday, the Kansas Nut Growers Association met for their Annual Meeting. The highlight of the meeting was huge display of pecan cultivars (photo above). Each nut sample was cracked and the percent kernel determined. Growers inspected the samples carefully looking at nuts size and percent kernel. The impact of the 2012 drought was easily seen as many cultivars produced smaller than average nuts. However, there were some surprises as some cultivars were still able to produce quality nuts in spite of the dry weather.
   In future posts, I'll be sharing some interesting observations I made when looking over this year's nut samples.