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'Gloria Grande' (Nut photo a) (Nut photo b)Orig. as seedling selection (possibly from 'Stuart' seed) growing in Elloree, SC, discovered in 1920 by W. W. Watson, Watson's Pecanwood Nurseries, Orangeburg, SC. Intro. in 1923. Nut: elliptic with obtuse often assymetric apex and obtuse to rounded base; round in cross section; shell thick, smooth, darkly striped; 44 nuts/lb, 48% kernel; kernels golden, with shallow, wide dorsal grooves and a deep basal cleft. Protogynous with mid- to late-season pollen shed and early to mid-season pistillate receptivity. Not precocious. Resistant to scab, fungal leaf scorch and downy spot. Susceptible to black pecan aphids. Recommended for use by homeowners in AL, AR, GA, LA and SC. Recommended for commercial growers in AL, AR, FL, and SC.

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

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