last week; Osage, Kanza, and Maramec. I had hoped that the 6 inches of rain we've received over the past week would stimulate faster nut development but it looks like things are progressing at their normal pace. We are still at least two weeks behind normal. By the end of July, Osage is usually in full water stage but today, the cotyledon is only half way grown.
After cutting nuts for a couple of weeks, I've come to the conclusion that when ever weather conditions create a late spring, the entire nut development calender gets pushed back. Let just hope most of our nuts split shuck before this Fall's first hard freeze.