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'Major' (Nut photo) Native seedling discovered about 1907 by Mrs. L. B. Major, from woods on the Major farm near the confluence of the Green and Ohio Rivers, Henderson County, KY. Introduced in 1908. Nut: oval elliptic to orbicular, with obtuse apex and base; few stripes, abundant spots, and ridges on the shell surface; 78 nuts/lb, 49% kernel; kernels cream to golden in color, with broad, shallow dorsal grooves. Protandrous, with mid-season pollen shed and mid-season pistillate receptivity. Good resistance to scab, but susceptible to vein spot. A standard cultivar for the northern pecan region of the U.S. Female parent of 'Osage' and 'Kanza'. Recommended (1990) for planting in AR, KS, KY, MO and TN.

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