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'Pawnee' (Nut photo) Orig. by controlled cross ('Mohawk' X 'Starking Hardy Giant') made by L. D. Romberg, USDA-ARS, Brownwood, TX. Cross made in 1963; selected and tested by T. E. Thompson and R. E. Hunter as 63-16-125. Released in 1984 to be grown throughout the U.S. pecan belt. Nut: elliptical with obtuse apex and rounded base; laterally compressed in cross section; 44 nuts/lb, 58% kernel; kernels golden in color, with wide dorsal grooves and deep basal cleft. Protandrous, with early to mid-season pollen shed and mid- to late season receptivity. Precocity and production medium, with some tendency to biennial bearing. Nut matures early, latter half of September in Brownwood, TX. Medium susceptibility to scab, fair resistance to downy spot, outstanding resistance to yellow aphids. Recommended (1990) for planting across TX, OK, KS, to AL and AR.

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

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