Pecans. A Georgia Commodity. The only major tree nut that grows naturally in North America. Dr. Frank Flanders and Asha Wise August 2006. Objectives. Rank the nut industry compared to other Georgia agricultural commodities. Explain how pecan trees are produced. Students will be able to:
A Georgia Commodity
The only major tree nut that grows naturally in North America.
Dr. Frank Flanders and Asha Wise
Students will be able to:
~ A twig from a high producing tree is made to grow on the root stock of another tree.
~The first successfully grafted and cultivated pecan was done by a Louisiana slave named Antoine in 1846.
~ Seedling trees generally are low producing and have smaller nuts with a higher oil content.
~ One variety found in Georgia is the Sumner Pecan. Which was discovered in 1932 in Tift County by Walter E. Sumner and is primarily found in southeast Georgia.