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'Houma' (Nut photo a) (Nut photo b) Orig. by controlled cross ('Desirable' X 'Curtis') made by L. D. Romberg, USDA-ARS, Brownwood, TX. Cross made in 1958; scion budded into bearing tree in 1959; tested as 58-4-61 by T. E. Thompson, E. F. Young, Jr., J. E. Boudreaux, R. D. O'Barr, R. S. Sanderlin; released in 1989. Nut: elliptic, with obtuse apex and base, often assymetric; round in cross section; 55 nuts/lb, 51% kernel; kernels golden in color, with wide, shallow dorsal grooves and a deep, wide basal cleft. Protandrous, with early mid-season pollen shed and mid-season receptivity, similar to 'Desirable'.

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

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