Posts tagged: In the Orchard

In the Pecan Orchard: September 2017

In the Pecan Orchard: September 2017

By Andy Sherrod, Orchard Manager | Early! That word has characterized our entire 2017 pecan production season. To put this season in perspective you should know that we usually don’t even think about harvesting our main varieties like Kiowa, Cheyenne, and Choctaw until the second or third week in October ...

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In the Pecan Orchard: August 2017

In the Pecan Orchard: August 2017
By Andy Sherrod, Orchard Manager | The growing season for pecans lasts for six months beginning in April and ending in September. August marks the start of the final third of that season, but it is not a time to let up because the quality of the pecan kernels are determined during this last part of the growing season ...

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In the Pecan Orchard: June 2017

By Andy Sherrod, Orchard Manager Goldilocks Days In the children’s fairy tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Goldilocks enters the home of a bear family while they’re away. In one version of the story, she samples their chairs, their porridge, and their beds. Each time she decides that one...

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In the Pecan Orchard: May 2017

In the Pecan Orchard: May 2017

By Andy Sherrod, Orchard Manager In an orchard with 15,000 fifty-foot trees covering 500 acres of land, one’s attention is easily drawn to the Big, but this month I’m going to talk about the Small. A few small things to see around the Orchard ... Pecan nut case bearer eggs. They...

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