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American Pomological Society

Volume 38 Number 3 Article 5 Pages: 103-112
Year 1984 Month 7
Title: Pecan Cultivars: Current Use and Recommendations
Author: T.E. Thompson
Pecan remains the most valuable native North American nut crop. This premium quality nut has traditionally been grown commercially in the southeastern U.S. from Texas to Flor ida. Recent trends show the produc tion to be expanding in some of the southwestern states. A century ago, native trees produced almost all the production. The proportion of pro duction (by weight) from improved cultivars has been increasing steadily since, and currently accounts for 61 percent of the total (1, 3). Native groves continue to be flooded, bull dozed, and otherwise annihilated.

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