Saturday, January 24, 2015
Similar but different: Pawnee, Faith, and Gardner
The rounder shell shape of the Gardner pecan is also reflected in the shape of the kernel. Gardner kernel halves are narrower but thicker than Pawnee and Faith.
Pawnee is a USDA cultivar created by crossing Mohawk with Starking Hardy Giant. Faith originated from an open pollinated Mohawk seed planted in Arkansas City, KS. Gardner was found as a roadside tree of unknown origin and growing in Gardner, KS.