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Osage

Osage cultivar

Average nut quality of test trees from year 1 to 20.

# Nuts / lb. % Kernel Kernel quality breakdown Specific gravity Harvest Date
   % Fancy % Standard % Amber     
80 51% 23% 26% 2% .79 Sept. 21

History

'Osage' was selected from a 'Major' x 'Evers' cross and was released in 1989 by the USDA breeding program.

Comments

This cultivar was primarily released as a early-maturity variety for the northern pecan belt. In southern Georgia 'Osage' has been a low yielding cultivar with a tendency to alternate. The nut resembles 'Elliot' in size and appearance and kernel percentage has been good for a small nut (51.1% and 80 nuts/lb.). Harvest date is very early, averaging around September 21. The small nut size and low production make this cultivar unsuitable for the Southeast.

Production record of test trees beginning in year planted

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

Alternate Bearing Intensity = .45