Average nut quality of test trees.
|# Nuts / lb.||% Kernel||Kernel quality breakdown||Specific gravity|
|% Fancy||% Standard||% Amber|
*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.
It's hard to say enough bad about this cultivar. This nut combines the worst qualities of 'Mahan' and 'Stuart', producing an extremely large, poorly filled nut with an ugly, low-quality kernel. Nuts are also susceptible to the water-stage split. On the positive side, the nuts would make attractive fishing bobbers. Those looking for a super big pecan should try 'Kernoodle' or 'Podsednik'.
Production record of test trees beginning in year planted
'Mahan Stuart' 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* = (.40)
*Computed from mature trees using data from years after trees began receiving fertilizer and pesticide sprays.