This is the 12th and final installment of our blog series a Year in the Life of an Estate-Grown Pecan Farm. This series provided a behind the scenes look at Stahmanns Pecans, one of the largest pecan farms in New Mexico. This series also included details about the harvesting of high-quality pecans to get them ready for commercial and industrial markets all over the world. If you missed Part 11, of A Year in the Life of an Estate Grown Pecan Farm, check it out here.
September – The Waiting
In September, the daytime average temps continue to gradually decrease from the lower 90’s at the beginning of the month the mid 80’s. The night time temperatures drop steadily from the mid-60’s to upper 50’s. The rainfall in September continues its gradual drop off from the rainy season, averaging about 2 inches for the month.
The pecan nuts are maturing at a rapid rate now, the nuts are now plainly visible on the trees. The temperature differences between daytime and night accelerating the growth process.
The groundskeeping duties continue around the 3,200-acre pecan farm. Mowing the grass and brush around over 150,000 trees takes a lot of time, but all of the time now is focused on preparing this year’s pecan crop for the final stretch into the harvest. But one of the things that they are constantly on the lookout for are pecan trees in distress. Distressed trees may be a sign of disease or a pest infestation which our pecan growers address immediately.
The cracking and shelling of fresh pecans continues at the pecan shelling plant. The cold storage warehouses are starting to get very empty awaiting the next crop of pecans from the upcoming harvest. With the increase in demand for fresh pecans, the operation keeps busy fulfilling customer orders for cases of pecans for commercial markets all over the world.
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