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What makes cookys and cakes more tasty, adds flavor to icecream and can be cracked and ate right from the tree! The pecan is called “America's Own Nut because it is the only major tree nut that naturally grows in the U.S. The pecan even had a place in the garden’s of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. In March 1775 Washington planted pecan trees that he receive as a gift from Jefferson some of those trees still survive!

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What makes cookies and cakes more tasty, adds flavor to ice cream and can be cracked and eaten right from the tree? The pecan is called "America's Own Nut" because it is the only major tree nut that naturally grows in the U.S. The pecan even had a place in the gardens of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. In March 1775, Washington planted pecan trees that he received as a gift from Jefferson. Some of those trees still survive!


Article by Gary Hopkins
Education World® Editor in Chief
Copyright © 2005 Education World

03/2005