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'Tiny Tim' (Nut Photo) Heavy bearing, very small-fruited Carya illinoinensis cultivar selected as waterfowl mast source and used as preferred seedstock and as grafted seedlings in wetland restoration. Origin: Native pecan selected in 1994 by Kenneth Dalrymple, Missouri Department of Conservation, from upland site on edge of flood plain in Lincoln County, Mo near confluence of Cuivre and Mississippi Rivers. First propagated in 1997 by Wayne Lovelace, Forrest Keeling Nursery, on behalf of Missouri Department of Conservation. Original tree died from effects of man-made pond built at base of tree. Nut: oblong elliptic with prominent acute apex and obtuse base; round in cross section; 342 nuts/lb, 42% kernel; kernels cream to golden, with wide, shallow dorsal grooves and deep, tight basal cleft; often shelling out as full halves. Shell about 1 mm thick. Precocious, bearing nuts from grafts in about 3 years. Leaflets are narrower and foliage on tree is held later in the autumn than typical local natives.

LJ Grauke , Research Horticulturist &Curator
USDA-ARS Pecan Genetics
10200 FM 50
Somerville, TX 77879
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