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'Prilop of Lavaca' ('Steffek', 'Kallus') (Nut Photo) Native selection from the Lavaca River, originally growing 21/2 miles south of Halletsville, in Lavaca County, TX. The original tree grew near a river crossing, on land owned by G. W. Prilop, and was called 'Prilop' by the first grafters. The cultivar is also called 'Steffek' due to the work of F. T. Steffek in propagating the tree. Steffek collected graftwood from the ortet and propagated an orchard in 1939, prior to the destruction of the original tree due to a flood in 1940. The cultivar has also been called 'Kallus', after Louis Kallus, Sr., an early proponent of the cultivar who sent wood to the USDA-ARS Pecan Station in 1976. Nut: oblong with acute apex and obtuse base; round in cross section; shell smooth, with few markings; 78 nuts/lb, 57% kernel; kernels golden, with very thin dorsal ridge, esp. at apex. Protandrous. Resistant to scab. Texas State Champion Native in1991. One of the most widely propagated TX natives in recent times, with over 3000 acres in Lavaca County.

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

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