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Mohawk


Average nut quality of test trees.

# Nuts / lb. % Kernel Kernel quality breakdown Specific gravity
   % Fancy % Standard % Amber   
45 52% 8% 32% 12% .65

History

This cultivar was selected from a cross between 'Success' and 'Mahan' and is the same cross from which 'Choctaw' was selected. The cross was made in 1946 by L.D. Romberg at the Pecan Field Station in Brownwood, Texas. It was released by L.D. Romberg and G.D. Madden in 1965 (Sparks, 1992). 'Mohawk' is a parent of 'Pawnee'.

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.

A big, poorly filled nut with high percent kernel, but low quality kernels. It is extremely irregular in production and frequently overloads. Still used to some extent in the west, but grower experience with this nut in Georgia has been disastrous.

Production record of test trees beginning in year planted

'Mohawk' 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.