Pecan cultivars: the orchard's foundation
"The most thorough reference on pecan cultivars is now in print."--Dr. W.D. Goff, PECAN SOUTH, 1993. "The book is an encyclopedic volume fusing material from the literature & the author's personal observations on seventy different cultivars. No single cultivar, much less seventy cultivars, has ever been dealt with from such an array of growth & cultivar characteristics."--Dr. I.E. Yates, THE PECAN GROWER, 1993. "It is not only an exceptionally attractive & well-written book, but I am sure it will be a standard reference among the best cultivar editions in all of Horticulture."--Dr. Paul Larsen, Horticulturalist. "PECAN CULTIVARS: THE ORCHARD'S FOUNDATION is truly an outstanding contribution to the pecan industry...a book that will become a standard for the industry..."--Joe Urban, Grower, Crystal City, TX. The book begins with the history of cultivar development. Next, tree & fruit characteristics essential to cultivar success are identified & described. Common cultivars are then discussed individually with reference to these characteristics. The fourth section proposes standards for judging new selections & submits breeding strategies for developing successful cultivars. In the last section, distinguishing nut charcteristics are delineated & used to develop a nut identification key. Orders: Pecan Production Innovations, P.O. Box 511, Watkinsville, GA 30677; Tel. 706-769-5158.
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DESCRIPTIONS OF SELECTED CULTIVARS
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alternate bearing Apex shape aphids Barton Base shape branches brown Brownwood budbreak Burkett Caddo canopy Cape Fear catkin characteristics Cheyenne Chickasaw Choctaw cluster Curtis cuspidate days before Stuart Delmas Deman Desirable dichogamy downy spot Elliott foliage Forkert Frotscher fruit fungal leaf scorch Georgia Gloria GraBohls grooves immune kernel color kernel percentage kernel quality L.D. Romberg leaflets Mahan mature tree moderately Mohawk Moneymaker northern cultivars Nut cross section nut maturity Nut shape nuts per pound oblong obtuse asymmetric Ocean Springs orchard oval Pabst packing tissue Pawnee Pecan Cultivars Pecan Growers Assn percentage kernel phylloxera Table pistillate planted pollen shedding pollinizer precocious produce protandrous protogynous relatively resistance Ridges round San Saba scab seedling shell halves Shell topography shoot Shoshoni shuck sooty mold Sparks stigma receptivity stink bug Stuart Table 36 susceptible to scab suture Table 43 Tejas thin topography is smooth Western Schley Wichita winter injury young tree