|KT143 (Pawnee x Major)|
Of course, its whats inside the shell that counts when evaluating pecan hybrids. My records from previous years tell me that KT143 averages 7.52 g/nut and produces 54.8% kernel. From a practical point of view, I measured the 2017 crop and found it would drop out of a pecan sizer as a number 15 (15/16 inch). As you can see from the photo above, the kernels have wide dorsal grooves meaning the kernels will drop free of all shell fragments when cracked. We currently have this clone under advanced testing in a new planting at the Pecan Experiment Field.