The pecan tree is a large North American tree that bears sweet edible nuts. The nuts range from 1 to 2.5 inches in length and are deep brown in color. A pecan tree usually ranges from 70 to 100 feet in height, but can grow as tall as 170 feet. In addition to the nuts, pecan trees yield strong hard timber used in flooring and furniture.
In all the world it is known that the best pecans are harvested each year in north Florida and southern Georgia. Here, pecans are grown in a sandy loam soil with a clay subsoil to produce an exceptional nut.
Our pecans have a fine brittle shell and sweet inner meat. They are sometimes roasted but are generally eaten raw. They are used to make candies, ice cream, and cakes. Many southerners consider pecan pie to be one of the best dishes that can be prepared from the nut. You can also obtain a number of great pecan recipes here