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'Texas Prolific'('Sovereign') (Nut photo) Seedling selection made by E. E. Risien from his orchard of 'San Saba' seedlings. Nuts were planted in 1895 and buds from promising seedlings were budded into the tops of mature trees in 1897. One such bud bore fruit in 1898. Named Sovereign in 1899. Risien changed the name to 'Texas Prolific' in 1900, and most trees of the cultivar are now called by that name. Nut: oblong elliptic with right angled apex and obtuse base; rough shell; 51 nuts/lb, 51% kernel; kernels golden in color, with deep dorsal grooves, secondary grooves, ventral groove and basal cleft. Protandrous, with early pollen shed and mid-season receptivity. Mature trees have shaggy bark. Susceptible to stem phylloxera.

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

tele: 409-272-1402
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