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'Tejas' (nut photo) Orig. by controlled cross ('Mahan' X 'Risien 1') made by L. D. Romberg, USDA-ARS, Brownwood, TX. Cross made in 1944; scion budded into bearing tree in 1945; first fruited in 1949; tested as 44-10-293. Released in 1973. Nut: oblong, with acute apex and base; round in cross section; 54 nuts/lb, 54% kernel; kernels with shallow, wide dorsal grooves; excellent shelling characteristics. Late to initiate spring growth. Protogynous, with mid-season pollen shed and early to mid-season receptivity. Precocious and very productive. Ripens about Oct. 10 at Brownwood. Tree vigorous, with strong crotch angles. Very susceptible to scab.

LJ Grauke , Research Horticulturist & Curator
USDA-ARS Pecan Genetics
Route 2 Box 133
Somerville, TX 77879
fax: 409-272-1401

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