This is the tenth installment of our blog series a Year in the Life of an Estate-Grown Pecan Farm. This series provides you behind the scenes look at Stahmanns Pecans, one of the largest pecan farms in New Mexico. This series will also include details about the harvesting of fresh pecans to get them ready for commercial and industrial markets all over the world. If you missed Part 9, of A Year in the Life of an Estate Grown Pecan Farm, check it out here.
June – The Rainy Season Begins
While July is the hottest month of the growing season, the daytime average temps never dropping below the upper to mid-90’s, and the night time temperatures never dipping below 70, it is the beginning of the rainy season. Although the amount of rainfall during this month of the “rainy season” rarely goes above 2 inches of precipitation. So, we generously supplement our pecan orchards with additional irrigation.
So continuing irrigation is essential for the growth of this year’s pecan crop, which we continue to supplement with fertilizer and zinc spray. All dry fertilization has been completed and this is the only way that the trees are fertilized going forward through the remainder of the growing season.
July is where the hot weather sets in and the pecans grow quickly. In this respect, July is not a lot different than the other summer months. The crews continue preparing the grounds and areas around the pecan trees for the next harvest by keeping the areas around the trees mowed and clear of weeds and other encroaching plants.
Nothing changes significantly at the shelling plant. The cracking and processing of fresh pecans continues unabated as we continue shipping bulk pecans by the case for our commercial and industrial markets.
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Stahmanns is the premier high-quality pecan supplier for industrial and commercial markets all over the world. We are a level 3 SQF certified pecan grower who specialize in providing pecans for gourmet and specialty foods. For more information give us a call at 844-739-6887 or connect with us using our simple online form.