Lenny Wells, an associate professor and Extension horticulture specialist for pecans at the University of Georgia (UGA), recently completed a book about pecans.
When Wells first began his career at UGA, he had the chance to sort through old documents, letters and journals about pecans and pecan production dating back to 1902. “It hit me that this was a very interesting story, and there was really no place where all of this information was compiled. So I thought it was a good opportunity to write the book,” he said.
“Pecan: America’s Native Nut Tree” tells the story of pecans in North America from the time period in which pecans were growing in the wild prior to European arrival to the modern day.
Wells said this book was written for the general public or anyone wanting to know more about the history of pecans in North America.
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