- New Georgia Encyclopedia
- Payne, Jerry A.
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- Photograph of pecans sitting on a black background. Approximately fifteen shelled nutmeats sit on the left side of the image. Nine whole pecans in the shell sit to the right of the shelled nuts.
Pecan nuts are the fruit of pecan trees (Carya illinoensis), a species of hickory in the walnut family. First grown commercially in Georgia during the late 1880s, pecans became one of the state's most important commodities by the early 1900s.
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