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'Alley'. Orig. in Scranton, MS, by Mrs. C. H. Alley, from seed planted in 1871; bore first fruit about 1880. Introd. in 1896 by F. H. Lewis, Scranton, MS. Widely planted in the early 1900's. Known as one of the "big four" in the southeastern U.S., along with 'Stuart', 'Schley' and 'Pabst'. Male parent of 'Caddo'. Nut: elliptic, often asymmetric, with obtuse apex and base; round in cross section; moderate stripes on shell; 75 nuts/lb, 52% kernel; kernel light colored, with broad dorsal grooves, wrinkled texture. Protandrous bloom pattern, with early pollen shed and mid-season receptivity. Ripens late mid-season. Very susceptible to scab [Cladosporium caryigenum (Ell. et Lang) Gottwald] and black pecan aphid (Melanocallis caryaefoliae Davis).

LJ Grauke , Research Horticulturist & Curator
USDA-ARS Pecan Genetics
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Somerville, TX 77879

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