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'Delmas' (Nut Photo) Seedling
selection from orchard of A.G. Delmas, planted about 1877 in Scranton,
Jackson county, MS. Tree began bearing in 1884, was named in 1885,
and was introduced commercially in 1890. Nut: elliptic, with obtuse
apex and base; round in cross section; prominent ridges on shell,
which is smooth, with few stripes; 50 nuts/lb, 48% kernel; kernels
golden, with wide dorsal grooves; wrinkled on ventral surface.
Protogynous with mid- to late-season pollen shed and mid-season
pistillate receptivity. Susceptible to scab. A prominent cultivar
in Israel. Known as 'Nellie' in Australia.
LJ Grauke , Research Horticulturist &Curator
USDA-ARS Pecan Genetics
10200 FM 50
Somerville, TX 77879
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