[nafex] Re: Pollenizer for Snaps pecan

Gordon Nofs gc_nofs at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 10 14:37:59 EST 2002


Kevin
   Lucky did have some seedling trees. And I or Lucky have John Gordons 
e-mail.
   Gordon===========================================
Thanks Gordon, I'm buying grafted trees in order to have bearing trees
sooner. I could plant some seedlings but then there might be ten years
longer before they produce any pollen for the blooming grafted pecans,
right? Do you sell nut trees Gordon?
Thanks Lucky, I checked out those sites, no answeres yet but I will
try the experts at NNGA before I give up. (don't know why I didn't
think of NNGA, I tried just about everywhere else I could think of). I
have my order in at E. Grimo, he told me that, like J. Gordon, he
doesn't know what pollenizes what, they both have so many different
cultivars its hard to tell.
Kevin B.


 > Kevin
 >   If your trees are seedlings and even of the same variety and you
have at
 > least 3 I would say you will have pollination
 >     Gordon C. Nofs====================================
 >
 >
 > ----Original Message Follows----
 > From: "Lucky.Pittman" <Lucky.Pittman at m...>
 > Reply-To: nafex at y...
 > To: nafex at y...
 > Subject: RE: [nafex] Pollenizer for Snaps pecan
 > Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2002 20:27:44 -0600
 >
 >  >===== Original Message From nafex at y... =====
 >  >Anyone know if Carlson 3 would be ok as a pollenizer for Snaps? I
 >  >ordered Cornfield but the nursery was out of stock and intends to
send
 >  >me Carlson 3 instead. If not, do you know of any that do for usre
 >  >pollenize it? Or some general info on pecan pollenizers.
 >
 > Kevin,
 > Most of the published information on pollen-shed and nutlet
receptivity
 > patterns/compatibilities has been done with the Southern pecan
varieties.
 > Not
 > much out there in print on the northern/midwestern and far northern
 > varieties,
 > though I'd bet that John H. Gordon, Jr.(is that where you've ordered
your
 > trees?) and some of the other NNGA members growing pecans in
short-season
 > northern climes may be able to shed more light on which of those
varieties
 > have compatible pollen-shed and nutlet receptivity patterns.
 >
 > Most of the Southern pecan literature breaks the cultivars into
protandrous
 > and protogynous groups, but even within the two groups, there's a
lot of
 > variation and overlap.
 > The more cultivars you can plant, the better your chances of getting
good
 > all-around pollenation.  Here in southern KY, I pretty much break
the
 > northern/midwestern varieties down into early, mid, and late season
pollen
 > shed. For example:
 > The old (and still) gold standard pecan cultivar for this part of
the
 > country,
 > "Major", produces prodigious amounts of pollen in the early to mid
season,
 > setting good crops of nuts on most of the protogynous cultivars, but
needs
 > mid
 > to (very)late pollen to set nuts.  The Major ortet was very
productive in
 > its
 > original site - a 400 acre block of native pecans in the Green River
delta
 > near Henderson/Owensboro, KY - but when it was first selected and
 > propagated,
 > back in the early 1900s, production was disappointing, as it had
been moved
 > away from whatever tree(s) in that forest were producing late-season
pollen
 > to
 > set good crops on it.  While Posey, Greenriver & Peruque will
pollenate some
 > Major flowers, late pollen-shed varieties, such as Hodge, Lattus,
and
 > Chetopa
 > are really needed to maximize yields on Major.
 >
 > If you've not contacted John Gordon, drop him a line - I think he
may be
 > your
 > best source of information on pollenation compatibilities of the far
 > northern
 > selections.
 > http://www.geocities.com/nuttreegordon/OKgordon.htm
 >
 > NNGA has an 'ask the experts' page - check it out at:
 > http://www.northernnutgrowers.org
 >
 > The USDA Pecan Breeding and Genetics website has some information on
a few
 > of
 > the northern/far northern varieties, including descriptions and nut
photos,
 > but most of their info is geared toward the Southern cultivars. (I
think
 > this
 > URL is correct, but if not, it's close)
 >
 > Lucky Pittman
 > Hopkinsville, KY
 > http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/carya/
 >
 >
 >
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Gordon C. Nofs
Flint, Michigan
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