French cultivar

Average nut quality of test trees.

# Nuts / lb. % Kernel Kernel quality breakdown Specific gravity
   % Fancy % Standard % Amber   
52 44% 13% 27% 4% .74



*Note: This is an older cultivar planted in the Young Variety Test at the Tifton Campus. Trees were planted decades ago when care was very different than it is now, and trees received much less care, so production data will reflect this fact. Trees began receiving insecticides in 1962, fungicides in 1970, nitrogen in 1962, and drip irrigation in 1975. The data for this cultivar was collected by several individuals, but the bulk of the data and the comments are from my predecessor Dr. Ray Worley. This information was originally published here: Worley and Mullinix, 1997.

This nut has not been officially named. It is a large, fairly well-filled nut, but has a low percentage kernel due to the thick shell. It ranked first in average annual yield through the first 15 years, but this was primarily because it was topworked onto older trees. The quality of this cultivar is not competitive with modern pecan cultivars. Not recommended.

Production record of test trees beginning in year planted

'French' production from the Young Variety Test. Each colored line represents the yearly production in pounds of nuts from an individual tree beginning the year planted.

Alternate Bearing Intensity* = 0.53

*Computed from mature trees using data from years after trees began receiving fertilizer and pesticide sprays.