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'Imperial' (Nut photo) Orig. as chance seedling from unknown parents, selected in 1958 by E. W. Ross, San Antonio, TX. Introd. in 1962. Plant patent 2211 issued Jan. 8, 1963, assigned to Aldridge Nursery, Von Ormy, TX. Nut: elliptic or ovate elliptic with obtuse apex and base, base often with short tip; round in cross section; shell rough, with very weak suture; 32 nuts/lb, 56% kernel; kernels golden, with wide, shallow dorsal grooves beside wide, triangular dorsal ridge; deep basal cleft and ventral groove.

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

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