‘Payne’ (C. mollissima), also known as Byron 3-3, was selected from the old orchard at the Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Laboratory in Byron, GA. ‘Payne’ was selected for its large nuts during evaluations at Byron. Interestingly, grafted trees have not reproduced the nut size of the ortet in some cases. In Missouri, nut size decreases from 19 g to 10–13 g as trees mature. According to Metaxas (2013), ‘Payne’ was one of the largest-fruited and highest-yielding C. mollissima cultivars in the UTC trial. The nuts drop during the mid-season to late season and have good flavor (Nave, 2017).