Pecan cultivars
Alphabetic Search by Cultivar Name

'Chief' Native seedling selected in 1942 by H. C. Reeder, Ridgway, IL. Intro. in 1953 by J. F. Wilkinson, Indiana Nut Nursery, Rockport, IN. Nut: elliptic with acute apex and base; laterally compressed in cross section; ridges on shell; 54 nuts/lb, 45% kernel; kernels with tight dorsal grooves and very tight ventral groove, breaking up badly at shelling. Protandrous, with very late pistillate receptivity.

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

tele: 409-272-1402
fax: 409-272-1401

Return toIntroduction