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'Jenkins' (Jenkins 1, Alabama
selection of pecan grown from seed of unknown parentage planted
about 1977 by Travis Jenkins, Rena Lara, MS. Tested by Auburn
University, Mississippi State University and the University of
Georgia. Recommended for trial plantings on the basis of resistance
to pecan scab and nut quality. No long term yield data is available.
Nut: Ovate, with obtuse, asymmetric apex and rounded base (similar
to 'Success'), round in cross section; 55 nuts/lb.; 53% kernel;
kernels with medium dorsal ridge and wide, shallow dorsal grooves.
Tree: incomplete dichogamy; excellent foliage condition and retention
in fall; nuts mature 2-3 days before 'Stuart'. The DNA profile,
based on 8 microsatellite loci, is consistent with one of the
parents being either 'Success' or 'Desirable' (also a 'Success'
projeny), but could not have been 'Elliott' (LJG, 2007).
LJ Grauke , Research Horticulturist &Curator
USDA-ARS Pecan Genetics
10200 FM 50
Somerville, TX 77879
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