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'Curtis' (Nut photo a) (Nut photo b)Seedling selection grown from seed of 'Turkey Egg' obtained from Arthur Brown, Bagdad, FL, and planted by J. B. Curtis, Orange Heights, FL. Nut was planted 1886, bore first crop in 1893 and introduced in 1896. Nut: oblong elliptic with acute apex and base; slightly compressed in cross section; shell with few markings; 89 nuts/lb, 57% kernel; kernels cream to golden in color, but often with darker speckles that detract from appearance; tight dorsal grooves. Protogynous, with late-season pollen and mid-season pistillate receptivity. Resistant to scab. Susceptible to powdery mildew (Microsphaera alni de Candolle ex Winter). Used as a nursery seedstock in the southeastern U.S. Male parent of 'Houma'. 'Curtis' has a unique isozyme genotype: bc for phosphoglucomutase. Recommended (1990) for homeowner plantings in FL, GA, and LA.

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

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