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'Comanche' (Nut photo) Orig. by controlled cross ('Burkett' X 'Success') made by L. D. Romberg, USDA-ARS, Brownwood, TX in orchard of John Barton, Sr., Utley, TX. Cross made in 1937; scions budded in 1940 into mature bearing tree; first fruited in 1944; tested as 37-8-22; released in 1955. Nut: round with obtuse apex and base; round or slightly flattened in cross section; very similiar in shape to 'Burkett', but with darker shell markings; 37 nuts/lb, 56% kernel; kernels golden in color, with very wide dorsal grooves; lacking the dark flecks that mark 'Burkett' kernels. Protogynous, with mid- to late-season pollen shed and early to mid-season pistillate receptivity. Very susceptible to scab in South Louisiana. Once recommended in area of 'Burkett' culture, but no longer being planted.

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

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