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'Success' (Nut photo) Seedling selection from orchard planted about 1890 by W. B. Schmidt, Ocean Springs, MS. Selected for excellent kernel quality by T. Bechtel in 1901, propagated in 1902, introduced in 1903. Nut: oval elliptic with obtuse assymetric apex and obtuse to rounded base; round in cross section; shell dark striped at apex; 48 nuts/lb, 50% kernel; kernels golden to light brown in color, with wide, shallow dorsal grooves, prominent ventral groove and wide, secondary ventral grooves. Protandrous, with mid-season pollen shed and mid- to late-season receptivity. Female parent of 'Choctaw' and 'Mohawk'. Male parent of 'Barton' , 'Comanche' and 'GraTex'. Very susceptible to scab, although once quite resistant. Very susceptible to shuck disorders 'shuck dieback' (stress related) and 'stem end blight' [possibly caused by Glomerella cingulata (Ston.) Spa. and V. Sch.]. Still a common cultivar found in old orchards, especially in TX and AL, often planted with 'Stuart'. Recommended (1990) for planting in AR and SC.

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

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