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'Kiowa' (Nut photo a) (Nut photo b)Orig. by controlled cross ('Mahan' X 'Desirable') made by L. D. Romberg, USDA-ARS, Brownwood, TX. Cross made in 1953; scion grafted into a bearing tree in 1954 and first fruited in 1958. Tested as 53-9-191 by G. D. Madden, E. J. Brown and H. Malstrom. Released in 1976. Nut: oblong elliptic, with obtuse apex and base; round in cross section; 38 nuts/lb, 58% kernel; kernels golden in color, with wide dorsal grooves, narrow dorsal ridge, deep basal cleft and ventral groove. Protogynous, with mid-season pollen shed and early to mid-season receptivity. 'Kiowa' cross pollinates well with 'Desirable'. More precocious than 'Desirable'. Ripens in late mid-season, with 'Desirable'. Susceptible to scab. Recommended (1990) for use in commercial orchards in AL, FL, LA, MS, OK, SC, and TX.

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

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