Location: Crop Germplasm ResearchTitle: 'Pueblo' pecan: a compact cultivar for the western and central growing regions
|THOMPSON, TOMMY - Retired ARS Employee|
|GRAUKE, LJ - Retired ARS Employee|
Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/20/2022
Publication Date: 6/9/2022
Citation: Wang, X., Kubenka, K.A., Chatwin, W.B., Thompson, T., Grauke, L. 2022. 'Pueblo' pecan: a compact cultivar for the western and central growing regions. HortScience. 57:7. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI16601-22.
Interpretive Summary: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (USDA, ARS) conducts the only national pecan breeding program in the world. This program develops and releases improved pecan cultivars (or varieties) to pecan nurseries and growers. These improved cultivars produce a greater number of pecans with higher quality. 'Pueblo' is the 30th cultivar released by this program and the first patented cultivar by USDA ARS. It should perform well in all commercial pecan production areas in west central Texas and as far north as southeastern Kansas. It produces an abundance of early-maturing, easily shelled pecans of very high quality.
Technical Abstract: 'Pueblo' is a new pecan (Carya illinoinensis) cultivar released and patented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS). This cultivar is the first to be released with compact tree size, great precocity, early nut maturation, high yield potential, and scab resistance. 'Pueblo' should perform well in the west, central Texas and as far north as southeastern Kansas. 'Pueblo' is also the first patented pecan cultivar in the USDA ARS Pecan Breeding Program (U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 17/506,091). Parties interested in licensing 'Pueblo' should contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Graft wood will only be distributed to licensees.