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'Moneymaker' (Nut photo a) (Nut photo b) Seedling selection by S. H. James, Mound, LA, from an orchard planted about 1885 using nuts purchased in New Orleans. The nuts supposedly were collected from South LA, between New Orleans and the TX border. Named in 1896 and commercially propagated in 1898. Nut: oval elliptic with oblique rounded apex and rounded base; round in cross section; 62 nuts/lb, 50% kernel; kernels light brown in color with shallow dorsal grooves, prominent secondary dorsal grooves, and wrinkled texture. Protogynous, with mid-season pollen and early pistillate receptivity. Precocious and prolific. Trees have strong structure, due to good limb angles. Resistant to scab. Early nut maturity. Substantial acreage in GA and AL. Recommended (1990) for planting in AR.

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

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