Emalyn’s Purple

‘Emalyn’s Purple’ (C. mollissima) is a seedling descended from the USDA planting in Byron, GA. The seedling was grown out and evaluated by M. Nave in California. It ripens and drops its nuts during mid-season. The nuts are large (29 g) in the California climate and have good flavor and sweetness. Their pubescence is similar to ‘Jenny’ (Nave, 2017). The tree’s form and productivity have not yet been evaluated. Scion has been distributed to many growers, and ramets were brought into the UMCA collection in 2019. Greater evaluation in the East and Midwest is needed.