Friday, February 20, 2015
A quick look at the Peruque nuts we produced this year would have some question if we really had the right cultivar propagated in our orchard. But over-all nut shape can be influenced by weather patterns and 2014 provided the the perfect example. If soil water becomes limited during the later stages of nut expansion the base of a nut will become smaller in diameter. A period of dry weather in late July was the reason our Peruque nuts did not develop their normal "bottom-heavy" shape in 2014.