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'Superdesirable' ('Pseudo-Desirable') . Orig. in Ocean Springs, MS, by Charles Forkert. Apparently a chance seedling discovered in 1930 in a variety trial, when one tree of six sent to the USDA Pecan Laboratory as 'Desirable' by the nurseryman, T. Bechtel, proved to be different. Nut: oblong, with obtuse apex and obtuse to rounded base; round in cross section; kernels with wide, flared dorsal grooves and deep secondary dorsal grooves. Protogynous (while 'Desirable' is protandrous). Moderately susceptible to scab. Resistant to bunch disease. Tree vigorous and erect, with bark and foliage darker than 'Desirable'; fall foliage retention better than 'Desirable'.

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

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