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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Pecans

Authors
item Thompson, Tommy
item Madden, George - WORLD PECAN SERVICES

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: April 7, 2003
Publication Date: August 12, 2003
Citation: Thompson, T.E., Madden, G.D. 2003. Pecans. In: Fulbright, D.W., editor. A Guide to Nut Tree Culture in North America. Saline, MI: McNaughton and Gunn. p. 79-104.

Interpretive Summary: This chapter is part of a book, Nut Tree Culture in North America, to be published by the Northern Nut Growers Association. Pecans are the most important native N. American nut species. This chapter gives basic information on pecan cultivars (varieties) for different areas of the U.S. It also has pictures of nut and kernel specimens of 32 cultivars to aid growers and home owners in identifying cultivars. Selection of the proper cultivar for each area of the U.S. is critical to insure acceptable tree growth and nut production. This chapter gives all basic information needed for proper cultuvar selection. With other chapters, this book should be invaluable to novice and experienced pecan growers in all areas of the U.S.

Technical Abstract: This chapter is part of a book, Nut Tree Culture in North America, to be published by the Northern Nut Growers Association. Pecans are the most important native N. American nut species. This chapter presents basic information about pecans, and then presents cultivar information in great detail. This chapter should be useful to growers, home owners, and scientists since it gives basic information on pecan cultivars for different areas of the U.S. It has pictures of nut and kernel specimens of 32 cultivars to aid growers and home owners in identifying cultivars. Selection of the proper cultivar for each area of the U.S. is critical to insure acceptable tree growth and nut production. This chapter gives all basic information needed for proper cultivar selection. Scientists should find this information useful for cultivar identification and for determining cultivar genetic characteristics.

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