Nut Evaluation Day

Michigan Nut Growers Association is reviving the Nut Evaluation Day.  Our first in many years was held on January 11, 2014. The goal is to evaluate the different nuts, select the best, and then seek scions from the most desirable trees to be able to clone them.  The scions are grafted onto other member’s trees so that more of the same nuts can be produced.

2014 Nut Evaluation Score Sheet View

Above is the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet used to record all of the results from the Nut Evaluation Day.  Many thanks to the Nebraska Nut Growers Association for the use of their Excel file.

Hican 5-nut sample prior to cracking. US quarters shown for size comparison.

Hican 1 sample after cracked out of the shell. The meats on the left are from the first crack and represent 75% of the meats. A good first crack number.

Hican 1 sample after cracked out of the shell. The meats on the left are from the first crack and represent 75% of the meats. A good first crack number.

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