[nafex] Re: Pollenizer for Snaps pecan

lee sharp sharplr at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 10 17:33:33 EST 2002


Pecans are(were) grouped into three groups depending
on when the male bloom matured with respect to the
female bloom . Those varieties that both male and
female blooms matured together(at the same time)are in
one group. Those varieties that the female bloom
matures ahead of the male bloom are in a separate
group. And some varieties mature the male bloom ahead
of the female bloom.If you happen to have a variety
where the male and female bloom are mature at a
different time very little if any pollination will
occur.

Richard O'Barr,Ph.D., is a pecan expert. I do not have
an Email for him but his address is:205 Oak Hill
Road,Arab,Al,35016, phone256 753 0919 .


--- edforest2010 <edforest55 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 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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> 


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