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Pecan Breeding: Cultivar Information

Choctaw

Average nut quality of test trees.

# Nuts / lb.

% Kernel

Kernel quality breakdown

Specific gravity

% Fancy

% Standard

% Amber

55

48 %

11 %

27 %

11 %

.63

History

This cultivar originated from a cross between 'Success' and 'Mahan'. The cross was made in 1946 by L.D. Romberg, U.S. Pecan Field Station, Brownwood, TX. It was named and released in 1959. 'Choctaw' is a sib of 'Mohawk'.

Comments

*Note: This is an older cultivar planted in the Young Variety Test at the Tifton Campus. Trees were planted decades ago when care was very different than it is now, and trees received much less care, so production data will reflect this fact. Trees began receiving insecticides in 1962, fungicides in 1970, nitrogen in 1962, and drip irrigation in 1975. The data for this cultivar was collected by several individuals, but the bulk of the data and the comments are from my predecessor Dr. Ray Worley. This information was originally published here: Worley and Mullinix, 1997.

Our one tree has not produced high-quality nuts. Not recommended.

Production record of test trees beginning in year planted

Choctaw production record

'Chocktaw' production from the Young Variety Test. Each colored line represents the yearly production in pounds of nuts from an individual tree beginning the year planted.

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