March 31, 2016
In previous years, when our pecans were shelled, many had black spots on the meat. These spots ranged in size from 1/8 of an inch up to more than half the meat, creating a great deal of waste at harvest. Four years ago, I began applying AZOMITE® to the drip line of each tree. Gradually, the black spots have been reduced to the point that by 2015, no black spots were noted.
Another plus, our pecans were meatier and completely filled the hull. In the past we have seen some meat shrinkage at the tip of the hull. Not anymore. Production has increased from the last year before AZOMITE® at just 50 lbs per tree to a yearly average of 100 lbs and more per tree.
Max Rider Farms