[gardeners] Re: Sunday in the garden

bsk (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Mon, 6 May 2002 21:17:31 -0500

Don't think pecans are a fruit but I do know that it is recommended in the
professional orchard to thin the pecans at a certain stage when they feel
like the harvest from that tree is too abundant.
    I haven't had many fruit trees but I seem to have notice about a 3 year
rotation in the quantity and quality of pecans on some of my trees. Is it
like that with fruit?

Okie zone 7a
----- Original Message -----
From: "Margaret Lauterbach" <melauter@earthlink.net>
> Guys, as I understand it, biennial fruit bearing is the result of heavy
> fruit crops. The next year nothing. The second year, heavy. I've heard
> hints that if you thin the fruit when you have a heavy crop, you will get
> fruit the following year.  Thinning should be done when fruit is the size
> of a nickel or so