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Cahndler.jpg   CHANDLER
  Harvests mid-season; large smooth oval nut, with good shell seal, and high quality kernel. Kernel color excellent, light grade consistently 90% or better. Has potentially high fruitfulness with 80-90% of lateral buds fruitful. Medium size tree is a moderately vigorous and semi-upright, highly productive tree. Pollinizers are Cisco and Scharsch Franquette.




heartly.jpg   HARTLEY
 Harvest mid to late. Consistent producer with high quality nuts. Less susceptible to coddling moth and blight. Nut is large. Shell well sealed. Tree is medium to large, moderately spreading. Scharsch Franquette works well as a pollinizer.





Serr.jpg  SERR
 Yields can be disappointing due to pistillate flower abscission. Other varieties may also drop flowers, but Serr is most severely affected.
Serr has 30 to 50 percent lateral buds that are fruitful. Leafing date is approximately 1 day ahead of Payne. Suitable pollinizers include Chico, Tehama, and other varieties that shed pollen in mid bloom. Harvest timing is early to midseason. Serr nut size is large (7.6 grams per kernel). The nut is a Payne type with a fair-to-good shell seals. Color is very good. Kernel percentage is high at 59 percent. Serr tree size is large. Shape is moderately spreading and vigor is good to excessive. Serr is susceptible to codling moth and blight.



Vina.jpg  VINA
 Vina's fruitfulness is high to very high with 80 to 90 percent of the lateral buds fruitful. Vina leafs 7 days after Payne. Pollinizers would include those varieties which shed pollen in midseason such as Chico, Tehama, and some newer varieties like Howard and Chandler. Vina harvests in early to midseason. Nut size is medium (5.7 grams per kernel), slightly larger than Payne. Nut shape is pointed, somewhat similar to Hartley, but less flattened on the base. Seal is good. Vina's kernel color is good at 60 percent light with 48 percent kernel. Tree size is medium and shape is similar to that of Payne. Vigor is good. A good pruning program is necessary to maintain nut size and tree vigor. Vina seems to exhibit less blight compared with such varieties as Ashley and Payne. Blight can be a problem.



howard.jpg  HOWARD
 Harvests mid season. 80%-90% lateral bud fruitfulness. Leafing date is 15 days after Payne. Nut–large with good seal. Kernel 90% light. Tree–small to medium, semi upright. Nut susceptible to blight due to late leafing. Pollinizers are Scharsch Franquette or Cisco.