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'Ideal' ('Bradley') Orig. as native seedling in San Saba, TX, selected about 1925 by J. A. Evans, Arlington, TX. Introd. during the period 1930-35. Nut: oblong elliptic, with obtuse apex and rounded base; shell smooth in texture with slight ridge at suture; flattened in cross section; 67 nuts/lb, 59% kernel; kernels with wide dorsal grooves, deep basal cleft, and deep ventral groove. Protogynous, with mid- to late season pollen shed and early to mid-season receptivity. Often used as pollinizer for 'Western' in NM, where it is sometimes called 'Bradley'. Ripens early. Very susceptible to scab. Recommended (1990) in AZ and NM.

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

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