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'Witte' (Nut photo) Orig. as native seedling in Burlington, IA, selected by John H. Witte. Introd. about 1925. Discovered by pioneer woodsman who brought it to the attention of Witte. Nut: oval elliptic with obtuse apex and rounded, often assymetric base; 82 nuts/lb, 52% kernel; kernels with wide dorsal grooves, deep secondary dorsal grooves, and wide, shallow basal cleft. Protandrous. Starts bearing very late. Matures nuts in early September in Brownwood, Texas

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

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