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'San Saba Improved' Seedling selection grown from seed of 'San Saba' planted by E. E. Risien, in his orchard on the San Saba River, San Saba County, TX. Introduced 1912. Nut: oblong elliptic with acute apex and obtuse base; assymetric; prominent dark stripes on shell apex; round in cross section; 61 nuts/lb, 59% kernel; kernels golden to light brown in color, with dorsal ridge pinched at apex and flared at base above a prominent basal cleft. Protandrous with early pollen shed and mid-season pistillate receptivity. Susceptible to scab.

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

tele: 409-272-1402
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