Thursday, July 28, 2016
Pecan development: 28 July 2016
The first group of nuts I cut open included samples from Posey, Pawnee, and Kanza (photo at right). The kernels of Posey and Kanza were at 1/2 water stage while the Pawnee was not as far along. This came as a surprise because Pawnee normally ripens before Posey and Kanza in the fall and I had expected to see more advanced kernel development at this time during the summer. I'll be cutting more nuts in the weeks ahead so we'll see if this year's Pawnee crop stays behind in terms of nut development.