Mast Year Bumper Crops

Have you heard the term “mast year”? This refers to when there are bumper crops of acorns or fruits from our trees. According to Grimm’s Gardens in Hiawatha, Kansas, “the word mast in botany means a season in which various species of trees synchronize their reproduction and drop large amounts of fruit and/or nuts.”  Read more about this fascinating turn of nature by clicking here.

P.S. Thank you to Mary S. for bringing this article to our attention.

Sweet peach fruits growing on a peach tree branch in orchard