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'Shoshoni' (Nut photo) Orig. by controlled cross ('Odom' X 'Evers') made by L. D. Romberg, USDA-ARS, Brownwood, TX. Cross made in 1944, first fruited in 1950, tested as 44-15-59 by Romberg and G. D. Madden. Released in 1972. Nut: oval elliptic with obtuse apex and rounded base; laterally compressed in cross section; 41 nuts/lb, 53% kernel; kernels wrinkled with very wide dorsal grooves and deep basal cleft. Protogynous, with mid-season pollen shed and early to mid-season receptivity. Very precocious and prolific with a severe tendency to alternate bear. Ripens in early mid-season, over a week before 'Stuart'. Susceptible to scab. Freeze injury to bearing trees in OK. Recommended (1990) in AR, SC, and TN.

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

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