Since the killing frost last Monday. some of the pecans have hole pecked in them. My theory on this is, birds. They going after the worms in the nuts. it's not squirrel, as the meat is still there.
JimJim in NC said:The squirrels here never gave the birds a chance to get any. The only ones that fell here are the pops.
mgood said:Do You know for sure if the holes are before or after falling? After rereading this i would have a tendancy to rule out crows as here they eat all the meat. If before falling it sounds a lot like weevils
Well Jim You guys obviously have several varmints that we don't have here. I don't know of any worms here that react in the way they do in Your area. I am on a learning experience too :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:Jim in NC said:mgood said:Do You know for sure if the holes are before or after falling? After rereading this i would have a tendancy to rule out crows as here they eat all the meat. If before falling it sounds a lot like weevils
We have worms that will get inside them here when green on the tree. :shock:
You guys sure have a lot more green vegetation; guess that would provide more cover for varmints. Central third of this county is still dry dry dry. Bloomin hogs have run off any thing not meaner or more cantankerous than they are. Thaaaaas allright; ima figuring on havin chops for thanksgiving thanks to centerfire law. I hope You guys get the pecan problem figured out and stopped before next fall; and please do clue me into what You find out.Jim in NC said:Yep Melvin, we have lots of varmints here to feed in addition to ourselves. It gets to be a tough neighborhood :!:
Yeah our pecans are smaller then south of us. We have pecans trees in the area that have been there for as long as I can remember. No one really knows what type they are. Colby is a very good one for our area, although there are many different varieties being sold by nurseries. I do have a Stuart pecan, but usualy it doesn't produce many good nuts. This year with the long growing season it appears that it will be a good year for it. I have 5 trees and all are young,oldest is 15 years,so they're still not at peak production yet.mgood said:I didn't realize pecans were established as far north as You are; are You able to get a good production there' I know the vareties are different than here. Choctaw is probably the King here with possibly Wichita running second or third.
From my youth, I remember folks wanting Stuart pecans. I couldn't identify one if I saw it though. :roll:mgood said:Stuarts are one of te better varities here on south; they do a lot better though east of I-35 where theres a lot more moisture. I have been led to understand they are a better variety for central Texas region.