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'VC1-68' (Nut Photo) Seedling selection from Phoenix, Ariz., made by Virgil Cripe in 1968 and used as a proprietary rootstock by Linwood Nurseries, Turlock, Calif., for planting in Southwestern U.S. orchards. The name reflects the number 1 selection made by Virgil Cripe (VC) in 1968. Nuts are large but relatively thick shelled and with a very thick middle septum, resulting in low kernel percentage. Nut: oblong with acute apex and asymmetrical, somewhat acute base; flattened in cross section; 48 nuts/lb., 48% kernel; kernels golden, with medium, straight dorsal ridge, relatively deep but open dorsal grooves; basal cleft usually shallow; ventral surface of kernel often cupped, with broad ventral groove. Protandrous with early pollen shed and mid-season pistillate receptivity. Extremely susceptible (rated 5 on 1-5 scale, 5 = most susceptible) to pecan scab [Fusicladosporium effusum (Winter) Partridge and Morgan-Jones]. Nuts germinate well and seedlings are uniform and vigorous, with excellent lateral root formation.

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