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American Pomological Society

Volume 46 Number 2 Article 5 Pages: 79-82
Year 1992 Month 4
Title: Evaluation of Selected Almond [Prunus dulcis (Miller) D.A. Webb] Germplasm for Several Shell and Kernel Characteristics
Authors: C. A. Ledbetter and C. B. Shonnard
Nine almond selections from a previous breeding program were compared with 'Non pareil' for their potential usefulness. In-shell kernel weights, kernel percentage, percent doubles, amount of worm damage and kernel color were measured. All nine selections had significantly less worm damaged kernels than 'Nonpareil'. Variability was also present for in-shell and kernel weights, kernel percentage and kernel color. Other production characteristics including cross compatibility with 'Nonpareil' are also discussed.

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