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'Cherryle' (pronounced Cherry Lee) (Nut photo) Seedling selection made by Wincen Williams, Grand Bay, AL. and given his wife's name. Used by Williams to topwork his orchard of 'Success' and 'Schley' trees in southern AL in the 1980's. Nuts from that orchard were brought to the attention of William Goff, Auburn University, by a local pecan buyer impressed by the nut's quality. Evaluated by Goff for pecan scab [Fusicladosporium effusum (Winter) Partridge and Morgan-Jones] for several years and currently rated as moderately susceptible (between 'Desirable' and 'Stuart'), and not recommended for unsprayed orchards. Evaluated by R. D. O'Barr at LSU Pecan Research-Extension Station, Shreveport, LA, who noted its excellent flavor. Nuts oblong elliptic to oblong, round in cross section, with obtuse apex and base; 43 nuts per pound, 55 % kernel; kernels with medium dorsal grooves that do not trap packing material, slightly tapered dorsal ridge, shallow basal cleft.

LJ Grauke , Research Horticulturist &Curator
USDA-ARS Pecan Genetics
10200 FM 50
Somerville, TX 77879
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