If ever there was a nut that gets a great deal of publicity throughout the holiday getaway year, it is the celebrated pecan. Some nuts have “lineage” like the pricey Texas Natives. Nevertheless, the South Texas papershell pecan halves are very sensible. Some get there in your mailbox in jars or sacks. A person Texas business ships pecans in burlap luggage. Clever! Some of the pecans style additional like sweet than nuts.
I may possibly under no circumstances have been intrigued in pecans, but my mother designed Christmas rum cakes. Pecans lined the major, creating a festive search for the prime of the cake. It’s a custom she handed on to me. A close friend who lives in Paris, France, have to have four of my rum cakes for her yearly New Year’s Eve celebration. I’m delighted to oblige her annual ask for.
Muskogee is privileged to have a pecan orchard, Mayer Pecans, which has been expanding pecans for a long time. They have mastered the art of increasing pecans. The pecan trees are bare now, but worthy of a vacation when then trees are blooming with pecans.
This nut arrives to our tables with heritage. They ended up in The us as early as the 16th century. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both of those grew pecans. They had been planted by Spanish Colonials in northern Mexico about 1711, 60 decades in advance of American colonists started off planting pecan trees in the United States.
Google notes, “It is the only tree that grows by natural means in North The usa and is one of the most valuable nut species.” Also intriguing: pecans originated in the East Coast Algonquin region explained as “the only nut necessitating a stone to crack it.” Pecans are also functional. They demonstrate up in breads, pies, cakes, even salads. Thank heavens, we can now invest in pecans completely shelled in plastic bags.
When I lived in Stillwater, my back garden experienced 6 pecan trees. I would invite some of the Oklahoma State University international students about to select pecans each and every season. I made a great lunch for them, then made confident they went back again to the dorm with a bag of cracked pecans, decide on bundled. They imagined buying pecans was a enjoyment Oklahoma tradition. Unfortunately for all the value pecans have, they are not America’s favorite nut. It is the peanut, which lacks the pecan’s heritage.
Micki J. Shelton is a Muskogee native and grasp gardener.