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The Pecan and its Culture

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Author: H. Harold Hume
Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 34,327 / 115 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.3
LoC Category: QK
Downloads: 504
Added to site: 2009.02.13 23418
Genre: Nature

In the horticultural development of the country, new fruits, new groups of fruits, new fruit industries are coming into prominence. Our native fruits in particular are now receiving, in many parts of the country, a larger share of the attention which they have always merited, and none has proven itself more worthy of careful study and painstaking care than the pecan.

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, and the result, as far as fruit is concerned, is the same in either case. As a result of these experiences, the pecan cannot be recommended as a nut-bearing tree north of its natural range in the Mississippi Valley, neither will it succeed at the high elevations in the Alleghany mountains. It reaches its most northerly cultural extension in the Mississippi valley and in the coastal plain of the Atlantic seaboard. But it grows well and makes a good shade tree farther north, and at elevations far above its native range. Even then, however, the nuts from which these seedling shade trees are grown should be brought from the northern sections of its natural distribution. They are much more likely to withstand the rigorous cold of winter.

Frequently the question is asked as to whether the pecan can be grown in a certain given locality. Such a question can be answered only in the most general way. The presence of the larger species of hickories in the vicinity may be used in some parts of the country as an

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
Greg Homer

Finally! A resource to answer that age-old question, how is p-e-c-a-n correctly pronounced.

Is it:

1. PEE-can
2. PEE-cahn
3. puh-CAHN
4. puh-CAN

Turns out, according to H. Harold Hume, the p-e-c-a-n is correctly pronounced:


So next time you're in a diner and want some dessert be sure to ask your waitress; 'Could I have a slice of POO-chin pie with ice cream, please.' She'll be might impressed, you bet.



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