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'Starking Hardy Giant' Orig. as native seedling in Brunswick, MO, by George James. Discovered in 1947. Introd. in 1954. Plant patent 1361, issued Mar. 15, 1955, assigned to Stark Bros. Nurseries & Orchards Co., Louisiana, MO. Nut: oblong elliptic with obtuse apex and base; round in cross section; 78 nuts/lb, 58% kernel; kernels finely wrinkled with narrow dorsal grooves and a deep, narrow basal cleft. Protandrous. Ripens very early, first week in Sept. Tree vigorous, hardy, medium productivity. Recommended (1990) for planting in AR.

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