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Yearbook U. S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1904 Plate LVII.
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Pecan Varieties. PROMISING NEW FRUITS. 413 Mrs. H. F. Russell. Of the five trees, four produced nuts of good sizeand thin shell, the largest and thinnest shelled one receiving the nameEussell from Mr. Charles E. Pabst, who first propagated it in 1894.The tree is a fairly regular beai-er, averaging about 150 pounds ofnuts per annum, and, though receiving little care or attention, is ahealthy, vigorous tree at present writing. It has attained a high localreputation on account of its exceptionally thin shell and regularity ofbearing. DESCRIPTION. Size medium to large, 55 to 60 nuts per pound; form compressed,oval, tapering to a long, sharp apex and a rather pointed base; colorgrayish brown, with narrow splashes and spatters of purplish black;shell very thin, partitions very thin and fragile, cracking quality excel-lent; kernel broadly grooved, rather dark straw color, often lackingin plumpness and defective at tip, texture rather dry, flavor pleasant,quality good. The tree is rather pend
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