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Shawnee

Shawnee cultivar

Average nut quality of test trees.

# Nuts / lb. % Kernel Kernel quality breakdown Specific gravity Harvest Date
   % Fancy % Standard % Amber     
63 53% 26% 23% 4% .71 Oct. 15

History

'Shawnee' was selected from a 'Schley' x 'Barton' cross and released in 1968 by the USDA.

Comments

Nut shape is similar to but larger than 'Schley'. As a young tree, this cultivar produced some nice high-quality nuts with pretty kernels. However, yields have been poor in this test because 'Shawnee' entered into an extreme alternate bearing cycle at a very young age. Percent kernel dropped markedly in mature trees in the ON years and is too low (45-50%) for such a thin-shelled nut. This cultivar is not recommended.

Production record of test trees beginning in year planted

'Shawnee' 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. *Note the extreme alternate bearing cycle of these trees.

Alternate Bearing Intensity = 0.90