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'Choctaw' (Nut photo) Orig. by controlled cross ('Success' X 'Mahan') made by L. D. Romberg, USDA-ARS, Brownwood, TX. Cross made in 1946. Scion budded into mature tree in 1947; produced first fruit in 1952. Tested as 46-15-276 from 1954 until released by Romberg in 1959. Nut: oval elliptic to elliptic, with obtuse apex and acute base; round in cross section; weak suture on shell; 37 nuts/lb, 58% kernel; kernels cream to golden in color with darker veins; wide, shallow dorsal grooves. Protogynous, with mid- to late- season pollen shed and early to mid-season pistillate receptivity. Prolific. Resistant to scab in most locations, although very susceptible at Hanna, Louisiana. Requires good site and management to produce large crops of well-filled nuts. Recommended (1990) for planting in AR, MS, OK, SC, and east TX.

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

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