Pecan nuts originate from North America. In the past, the nuts would be collected from wild pecan trees and only relatively recently (since the 1880s) the trees have become domesticated.
Nuez de la isla
Noix de pécan
Basic information and facts
Highest production of pecan nuts is in the USA. The trees are now also grown in some other countries including Australia, Brazil, China, Israel, Mexico, Peru and South Africa.
Evergreen or deciduous:
Pecan is a deciduous tree.
Climate and weather:
Trees can be 20 to 40 meter tall.
The seeds of the pecan nut are edible and are eaten fresh as a snack or are used in cooking. The wood of the tree is used to make furniture and wooden floors. It can be also used to produce smoked meats.