Sequential Hermaphroditism in Pecan Trees
Someone told me that my pecan tree would take two years to complete its sexual cycle. I thought pecan trees usually had male and female flowers at different times of the same year. Was this person implying that the tree changes sex each year (don't juniper bushes do that?) or that it would take a year for the female flowers to develop into pecans?
I suppose what I'm asking is: (1) since all the male flowers have fallen except three shriveled catkins, should I continue to look for female flowers, or am I wasting time? and (2) should I expect an overlap between male and female phases?