Pecans: nuts are falling during June Drop

July 5, 2021 4:05 PM, Der AUDITOR
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ATLANTA. Just like every year around this time, pecan trees in the southeastern USA are starting to thin out their clusters - growers refer to this as the "June Drop". Cold storage stocks are down year-on-year.

Natural thinning

In the southeastern USA, pecan farmers observe the onset of the "June Drop", which, as the name suggests, starts as early as the beginning of June in some regions and sometimes lasts into August. This is when the pecan trees drop excess nuts so that the individual trees manage to cope with the crop volume. Pecan Report states that the trees reduce the individual clusters from four to five nuts to two to three nuts, so that 30-60% of the original quantity is dropped. This is a natural process, but can be exacerbated by factors such as inade

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