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'Royal' Orig. as open-pollinated seedling of 'Schley' in Riverside, CA, by Robert A. Harris, Arlington, CA. Introd. in 1949. Plant patent 833, issued Apr. 26, 1949, assigned to Lawrence Sherwood, Sherwood Specialty Nursery, Fullerton, CA. Nut: oblong, slightly obovate, with acute apex and obtuse, assymetric base; round in cross section; 60 nuts/lb; shell dense but thin, well-sealed; cracks easily; kernel smooth, oily, fills well, keeps well without becoming rancid. Precocious and prolific. Ripens early.

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