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'Barton' (Nut photo a) (Nut photo b) Orig. by controlled cross ('Moore' X 'Success') made by L. D. Romberg, USDA-ARS, Brownwood, TX. Cross made in 1937 in the orchard of John Barton, Sr., of Utley, TX. Seedling recorded as 37-3-20; first fruited in 1944; tested as T-15, released in 1953. Nut: elliptic with obtuse apex and acute base; round in cross section; shell suture usually dark at base; 48 nuts/lb, 57% kernel; kernels golden in color, with deep secondary dorsal and ventral grooves. Late to break buds in spring, with 'Stuart'. Protandrous, with mid-season pollen shed and mid- to late-season receptivity. Precocious and prolific, with a tendency to overbear with maturity. Ripens early mid-season. Resistant to scab. Recommended (1990) for homeowner plantings in MS.

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

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