Pecans

Collection:
New Georgia Encyclopedia
Title:
Pecans
Creator:
Payne, Jerry A.
Subject:
Pecan
Nut industry
Pecan industry
Nuts
Food crops
Horticulture
Agriculture
Medium:
Color photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
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.
Metadata URL:
http://georgiaencyclopedia.org/file/4663
Rights Holder:
Photograph by Jerry A. Payne, USDA Agricultural Research Service.
Courtesy of Foresty Images.
Additional Rights Information:
Please contact holding institution for information regarding use and copyright status.
Holding Institution:
New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project)

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