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'Lakota' (Nut Photo) 'Lakota' originated from a controlled cross ('Mahan' X 'Major') made in Brownwood, Texas, in 1964. It was tested as 64-6-502 and released cooperatively by USDA-ARS and the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, Kansas State University in 2007. The nut is oblong elliptic with an acute apex, and rounded base and is round in cross section. There are 59 nuts/lb, with 62% kernel. Kernels are cream to golden in color, with medium, non-trapping dorsal grooves and rounded dorsal ridge. Nuts shell out easily into full halves and are very attractive. Time of spring budbreak is similar to 'Kanza' and 'Pawnee'. 'Lakota' is protogynous, with early to mid-season receptivity and mid to late season pollen shed (similar to Kanza). 'Lakota' should be a good pollenizer for, and be well pollenized by 'Pawnee', 'Osage', and 'Giles'. Time of nut maturity is early, similar to 'Giles', and about two weeks after 'Pawnee'. 'Lakota' has performed well in tests in the northern pecan production areas of Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and Texas. Trees are vigorous, upright in growth habit and develop strong limb angles and a wind-resistant tree structure. 'Lakota' is very resistant to scab disease, with medium susceptibility to yellow and black aphids.

LJ Grauke , Research Horticulturist &Curator
USDA-ARS Pecan Genetics
10200 FM 50
Somerville, TX 77879
fax: 979-272-1401

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