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'Cherokee' Orig. by controlled cross ('Schley' X 'Evers') made by L. D. Romberg, USDA-ARS, Brownwood, TX . Cross made in 1948 and tested as 48-22-27 by Romberg and G. D. Madden. Scions budded into mature tree first fruited in 1952. Released in 1971. Nut: oblong elliptic with acute apex and obtuse base; flattened (wider than tall) to round in cross section; 48 nuts/lb, 55% kernel; kernels golden to light brown in color, but darkening quickly with age. Protandrous, with early to mid-season pollen shed and mid- to late season pistillate receptivity. Very precocious and prolific, with a tendency to alternate bear, often at an early age. Nutrient deficiencies in N, P, and K associated with heavy production. Susceptible to scab. Recommended (1990) for planting in AR.

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

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