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'Osage'(Nut photo) Orig. by controlled cross ('Major' X 'Evers') made by L. D. Romberg, USDA-ARS, Brownwood, TX. Tested as 48-15-3 by T.E.Thompson and E. F. Young, Jr. Released in 1989 for use in the northern U. S. pecan production area. Nut: oval elliptic with obtuse apex and acute base; round in cross section; 81 nuts/lb, 55% kernel; excellent shelling characteristics. Protandrous, with early to mid-season pollen shed and mid- to late-season pistil receptivity, similar to 'Pawnee' and 'Peruque'. Good precocity and yield potential. Ripens very early, about Sept. 11, at Brownwood, TX. Resistant to scab, downy spot and vein spot.

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

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