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'Forkert' (Nut photo a) (Nut photo b) (Nut photo c) Orig. from a controlled cross ('Success' X 'Schley') made by C. Forkert of Ocean Springs, Jackson County, MS. Parentage can be confirmed by isozyme patterns as well as by microsatellites. Nuts from the cross were planted about 1913. Introduced by Forkert's nursery in the 1920's and used as a yard tree in south MS. Potential as a commercial cultivar was rediscovered in the 1960's. Nut: oblong elliptic with acuminate apex and obtuse base, surface very rough, with prominent dark stripes; round in cross section; 49 nuts/lb, 62% kernel; kernels cream to golden in color, with deep, relatively narrow dorsal grooves. Protogynous, with mid- to late-season pollen and early pistillate receptivity. Susceptible to scab in LA. Recommended (1990) in AL, AR, LA, MS, and SC.
LJ Grauke , Research Horticulturist & Curator
USDA-ARS Pecan Genetics
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