Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hull split is coming soon. Pictured is the most advanced nut I could find and it was on an outside tree.
After light rain and cool temperatures on Monday and Tuesday of this week, we are now heading towards a real scorcher of a heat wave until the 4th of July with temperatures well above 100 degrees. The heat may accelerate the onset of hull split.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

 You can't help but smile now that CandyCot season has arrived.
 The pickers are important since they must determine ripeness and make the first cut of un-marketable fruit. The fruit is fragile and bruises easily so special care is taken to treat it gently.  Here the guys are reviewing quality criteria.

A full trailer of beautiful and sweet fruit! Awesome!