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American Pomological Society

Volume 53 Number 4 Article 34 Pages: 208-214
Year 1999 Month 10
Title: Verification of the True ´Witte` Pecan and Naming of the ´Martzahn` Cultivar
Authors: L.J. Grauke, T.E. Thompson, B. Reid and W.A. Gustafson
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Abstract:
A discrepancy in the identification of the pecan [Carya illinoinensis (Wangenh.) K. Koch] cultivar 'Witte' has been resolved by a combination of techniques, including comparison of voucher specimens and evaluation records, supplemented by isozyme analysis. The origin of the error is traced in hopes of extricating accurate cultivar evaluation information on the historic cultivar, from evaluation records of a previously unnamed accession. A name, 'Martzahn', is given to that accession to facilitate separation of the two entities.

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