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'Sumner' (Nut photo) Orig. as chance seedling in Tift County, GA, discovered by W. E. Sumner about 1932. Nut: oblong elliptic, with obtuse apex and base; round to flattened in cross section; 39 nuts/lb, 61% kernel; kernels with tight dorsal grooves and deep secondary dorsal grooves. Protogynous, with mid- to late season pollen shed and early- to mid-season receptivity. Precocious and prolific, with consistent production. Ripens late, almost two weeks after 'Stuart'. Generally resistant to scab, although recently susceptible in some locations. Susceptible to black pecan aphids. Recommended (1990) for planting in AL, FL, GA and LA.

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