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'Humble' Orig. as native seedling growing near the Nueces River, Zavala County, TX, discovered in the 1920's by James A. Simpson, Uvalde, TX. First propagated in 1928. Plant patent 73, issued July 25, 1932, assigned to Humble Oil & Refining Co., Houston, TX. Nut: oblong elliptic, with obtuse apex and obtuse base; shell rough, heavily marked with dots; laterally compressed in cross section; 45 nuts/lb, 55% kernel; kernels rough textured, with medium dorsal grooves, deep secondary dorsal grooves, a deep ventral groove, and conspicuous secondary ventral grooves. Late to bloom. Many nuts (6-10) per cluster. Precocious and prolific. Ripens early.

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

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