[NAFEX] bitter pecans

Dr. Lucky Pittman lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Thu Jun 11 16:55:20 EDT 2009

>I have a pecan that has inedible nuts.  The husks never release from the
nuts and the nuts are very bitter.  


You have a hican, in this case a bitternut pecan cross.  What a pity.  Some
occur naturally, some are sold as landscaping trees


Or, you could have C.aquatica, commonly known as 'bitter pecan' - or a
hybrid of C.aquatica and C.illinoensis, which might well have the
astringency that is not uncommon with pecan hybrids with C.aquatica or
C.cordiformis(bitternut hickory)


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