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'Cheyenne' (Nut photo 95) (Nut photo 96)Orig. by controlled cross ('Clark' X 'Odom') made by L. D. Romberg, USDA-ARS, Brownwood, TX. Cross made in 1942; scion budded into mature tree first fruited in 1948; tested as 42-13-2 by Romberg and G. D. Madden; released in 1970. Nut: oval elliptic to elliptic, with acute apex and obtuse base; round in cross section; 48 nuts/lb, 58% kernel; kernels light cream to cream in color; very wrinkled texture; wide, shallow dorsal grooves. Protandrous, with mid-season pollen shed and mid- to late season pistillate receptivity. Very precocious and prolific. Ripens in late mid-season, shortly after 'Stuart'. Slow growing, "dwarf" type tree. Very susceptible to yellow aphids. Susceptible to scab in south LA; somewhat resistant in TX. Recommended (1990) for planting in AZ, AR, CA, FL, NM, OK, SC and TX.

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

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