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Pecan Varieties

Walnuts and Nogueira Pecan has gained prominence in Brazil in recent years, with its largest cultivation being the South and Southeast, with Rio Grande do Sul being its largest producer. Nuts are highlighted by their magnificent, sweet and buttery flavor, which has won the taste of many Brazilians. In addition to the taste, something that draws attention is its properties and benefits that are only good for the health of the heart, the brain, in short, for the whole organism.

But did you know that there are several varieties of pecan nuts? See some of them and their characteristics: Barton: being the cultivar most planted in Brazilian orchards, Barton was obtained in 1937, has the most recent sprout and is one of the first to mature. It is also super resistant to scabies.

Mahan: with its unknown origin, it was planted around 1910 in the USA. These nuts prefer dry climates and warm winters.

Improved: it is registered only in Brazil and was obtained by selection in a Brazilian orchard.

Shawnee: this variety was obtained in 1949 and is not very resistant to scabies and has an average precocious production.

Desirable: they have medium to thick shells and a very large and well-stuffed nut. Dislikes very dry conditions and has medium resistance to scabies.

Cape Fear: originated in North Carolina and generally weighs about 8 grams, having an oblong shape and thin thickness. They are quite resistant to several leaf diseases.

Chickasaw: originated in 1944 and was launched commercially in 1972 in the USA.

Farley: was selected in 1918 in the USA and has medium resistance to scabies.

Elliot: Its first spread was in 1919 ... and it is widely grown in Georgia.

Stuart: Ancient cultivar originating as a seedling in Mississippi, its tree can be very productive, but compared to the others, it takes a long time to bear fruit

Among other varieties! Note: Scabies: “Scabies is the main disease of pecan walnut, occurring mainly in humid regions. Severe occurrences of the disease are related to the planting of susceptible varieties ” So, did you know them all?


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