Yixin Large Nut

‘Yixian Large Nut’ (C. mollissima) is a selection made in 1993 by M. Nave. The seedling originated from a seedlot of large nuts from Yixian, Anhui Province, China, in the southern tip of Anhui Province, and it is possibly a sibling of ‘Shing’. True to its name, the cultivar produces a large nut (20 g in Missouri) with good flavor, although nut size varies by environment. The pellicle removes well, and the nuts drop over a long period, from early to late season. More evaluations in the East and Midwest are needed.