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The pecan, king of all nut-bearing trees, can be grown commercially in Florida almost anywhere north of an imaginary line drawn from a point south of Tampa on the Gulf Coast to Rock-ledge on the Atlantic, attaining its greatest degree of perfection in that section of West Florida lying between the Suwanee and the Apalachicola. The wild pecan is found in various sections of the state—on the hammock and around Cedar Keys, in Levy County, and also scattered throughout the entire northwestern sector, particularly in Nassau, Jefferson, Leon, Santa Rosa, and Escambia Counties. The chief center of the commercial Pecan today-the variety grown being known as the paper shell-is Monticello, a beautiful old town in Jefferson County, built in a grove of magnificent live oaks.

Excerpt from: Agassiz, Garnault. "Florida in Tomorrow's Sun."
Suniland, Nov. 1925, Vol.3, No.2., Pgs. 37-45; 88-94; 113-133


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