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'Shawnee' (Nut photo 95 ) (Nut photo 96) Orig. by controlled cross ('Schley' X 'Barton') made by L. D. Romberg, USDA-ARS, Brownwood, TX. Cross made in 1949. Scion budded into bearing tree in 1950, bore first fruit in 1955; tested as 49-17-166 by Romberg and G. D. Madden. Released in 1968. Nut: oblong, with obtuse apex and base; round in cross section; shell light brown with few dark stripes; 48 nuts/lb, 58% kernel; kernels golden in color, with very narrow dorsal ridge. Protogynous, with mid-season pollen shed and early to mid-season receptivity. Medium precocity, productive. Ripens early mid-season, one week before 'Stuart'. Susceptible to scab, but manageable with fungicides. Recommended (1990) for commercial and homeowner plantings in OK, and for trial by commercial growers in AL and LA.

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

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