The Pecan: A History of America's Native Nut


What would Thanksgiving be without pecan pie? New Orleans without pecan pralines? Southern cooks would have to hang up their aprons without America's native nut, whose popularity has spread far beyond the tree's natural home. But as familiar as the pecan is, most people don't know the fascinating story of how native pecan trees fed Americans for thousands of years until the nut was "improved" a little more than a century ago--and why that rapid domestication actually threatens the pecan's long-term future. In The Pecan , ...

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The Pecan: A History of America's Native Nut
2013, University of Texas Press, Austin

ISBN-13: 9780292749160


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