Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Early ripening pecan cultivars open shucks

Henning, 25 Sept. 2013
    This morning, I found three pecan cultivars had split their shucks; Henning, Mullahy, and Warren 346. Photos of ripe nut clusters for each of these cultivars  are found at right and below.
    Last year, I found these same three cultivars had opened their shucks by Sept 4th. That is three weeks earlier than this year. Of course most of you remember that last season (2012) we had an early spring and everything ran two weeks ahead of normal. This year we are running about a week later than normal.
Mullahy, 25 Sept. 2013

Warren 346, 25 Sept. 2013