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'Odom' Orig. as chance seedling grown from MS nut in Toledo, Newton County, TX, by R. L. Odom. Discovered about 1920. Introd. in 1923. Nut: oblong elliptic with obtuse assymetric apex and rounded base; round in cross section; shell smooth, with few dark markings; 43 nuts/lb, 56% kernel; kernels cream to golden in color, with wide dorsal grooves and a deep, wide basal cleft; unusual in having an "inner shell" formed by packing material, as in "Woodard". Female parent of 'Shoshoni'. Pollen parent of 'Cheyenne'. Susceptible to scab.

LJ Grauke , Research Horticulturist & Curator
USDA-ARS Pecan Genetics
Route 2 Box 133
Somerville, TX 77879

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