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'Navaho' (Nut photo a) (Nut photo b) Orig. from a controlled cross [48-13-311 (='Moore' X 'Schley') X 'Wichita'] made in Brownwood, TX by E.J.Brown and G.D. Madden in 1974. Tested as 74-1-11 by T. E. Thompson, L. J. Grauke and J. B. Storey and released in 1994. Nut: oblong elliptic with an acuminate apex and obtuse base; round in cross section; 62 nuts/lb, 61% kernel; kernels golden to light brown in color, with deep, relatively narrow dorsal grooves and a prominent basal cleft. Protandrous, with early pollen shed and mid-season pistillate receptivity. Susceptible to scab and vein spot. Trees are vigorous with strong structure, and begin growth early in the spring. Very precocious and prolific. Nut maturity mid-October in College Station, TX.

LJ Grauke , Research Horticulturist & Curator
USDA-ARS Pecan Genetics
Route 2 Box 133
Somerville, TX 77879
fax: 409-272-1401

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