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'Burkett' (Nut photo) Native selection made by J. H. Burkett from Battle Fish Creek, near Putnam, Callahan County, TX. Discovered 1900, first propagated 1901. Introduced 1911. Nut: orbicular, with obtuse apex and rounded base; round in cross section; 43 nuts/lb, 55% kernel; kernel golden to light brown in color with prominent dark brown speckles. Protogynous, with mid-season pollen shed and receptivity. Ripens late mid-season. Very susceptible to scab and downy spot (Mycosphaerella caryigena Demaree and Cole). Prone to pre-harvest germination. Widely used as a nursery seedstock for the western pecan growing region. Female parent of 'Apache' and 'Comanche'.

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

tele: 409-272-1402
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