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Pecans (Grover E. Murray Studies in the American Southwest)

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Book News Annotation:

First published in 1994 as The Pecan Tree, this book provides an introduction to the natural history and human uses of the pecan. It describes the botanical niche of the plant, the pecan in US history, aspects of cultivation and improvement, elements of pecan agriculture and industry (particularly in Texas), and nutritional characteristics. It also includes a number of praline, pecan pie, and other recipes. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The history, lore, and science of North America's favorite native nut

Synopsis:

Travel just about anywhere in the southern United States, and you will find pecan trees. The “nut too hard to crack by hand”—the derivation of the pecans Algonquian name—is one of the most successful native agricultural crops of North America. So popular are pecans that Thomas Jefferson once wrote home from Paris for a supply, while many people today consider their holidays incomplete without a pecan pie. Jane Manasters Pecans, updated from its original 1994 publication, explores the natural history, cultivation, and uses of the pecan tree and nut. Her engaging account pieces together a fascinating mosaic of the peoples caught up in the pecan story—Native Americans, Spanish explorers, European immigrants and their American descendants, African Americans, and Mexican Americans. Manaster also describes the life cycle of the pecan tree, the development of many cultivated species, and predators and diseases of the pecan. She chronicles the successes of commercial growers in extending the pecans original range eastward from the Mississippi basin to Florida and westward to California; and she charts the growth of the commercial pecan industry, especially in Georgia, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Not forgetting the pecans popularity in candy and baked goods, Manaster includes nearly two dozen traditional and modern recipes for such delights as pralines, candied and roasted pecans, pecan pie, and pecan logs. With such a wealth of information in so readable a format, Pecans will find a wide audience among pecan lovers and growers everywhere.

About the Author

A freelance writer and geographer, Jane Manaster lives in Austin, Texas. She is the author of several works, including Horned Lizards (TTUP, 2002) and Javelinas (TTUP, 2006).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780896726406
Author:
Manaster, Jane
Publisher:
Texas Tech University Press
Subject:
Trees & Forests - General
Subject:
Trees
Subject:
Texas
Subject:
Pecan
Subject:
Agriculture - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Pecan -- Texas.
Subject:
Gardening-Trees Shrubs and Vines
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Grover E. Murray Studies in the American Southwest
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
8.80x5.70x.40 in. .40 lbs.

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Travel just about anywhere in the southern United States, and you will find pecan trees. The “nut too hard to crack by hand”—the derivation of the pecans Algonquian name—is one of the most successful native agricultural crops of North America. So popular are pecans that Thomas Jefferson once wrote home from Paris for a supply, while many people today consider their holidays incomplete without a pecan pie. Jane Manasters Pecans, updated from its original 1994 publication, explores the natural history, cultivation, and uses of the pecan tree and nut. Her engaging account pieces together a fascinating mosaic of the peoples caught up in the pecan story—Native Americans, Spanish explorers, European immigrants and their American descendants, African Americans, and Mexican Americans. Manaster also describes the life cycle of the pecan tree, the development of many cultivated species, and predators and diseases of the pecan. She chronicles the successes of commercial growers in extending the pecans original range eastward from the Mississippi basin to Florida and westward to California; and she charts the growth of the commercial pecan industry, especially in Georgia, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Not forgetting the pecans popularity in candy and baked goods, Manaster includes nearly two dozen traditional and modern recipes for such delights as pralines, candied and roasted pecans, pecan pie, and pecan logs. With such a wealth of information in so readable a format, Pecans will find a wide audience among pecan lovers and growers everywhere.
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