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  • From: Jacquelyn Kuehn <>
  • To: North American Fruit Explorers <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Henry Converse passes
  • Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 16:23:19 -0500


In cleaning up my emails, I came across this, which I had marked as important. Would you be interested (i.e., have time...) in writing up a short piece on Henry Converse for the Winter Pomona? Actually, between what you wrote in this email and one other one, there's almost enough.

Let me know.


Jackie Kuehn

Lucky Pittman wrote:

At 09:13 AM 8/18/2003 -0500, you wrote:

While Ive seen his name bandied about I don't know much about him.
What were is main fruit & nut interests, did he do any breeding or release any varieties..?

In my own experiences with Henry, his major forte was in the field of pecans and hickories.
He'd spent decades roaming the countrysides of western KY, MO, IL & IN in search of superior pecans & hickories. Lon, Cliff England and some of the other long-time NAFEX and KNGA members can probably attest to the varieties Henry brought to the fore better than I can, but I have at least two of his pecan selections in my nut grove - R3T5(Ellen) and the 'Converse Major' bud sport.
He wasn't limited to nut trees, though, as I know he also grew apples, persimmons, mayhaws, grapes, and other fruits.


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