Native to the Mississippi river basin, which is the only major tree nut growing naturally in North America?
Correct answer: a) Pecan tree is the only major nut tree that grows naturally in North America. According to archeological findings near Del Rio, Texas, pecans have a history dating back 5,000 years, long before the arrival of European to the New World.
Coming from the same botanical family as walnuts is which fruit?
Correct answer: b) The pecan tree (Carya illinoinensis) is a large (45-55 meters) deciduous tree of temperate to sub-tropical regions that belongs to the family Juglandaceae, which also includes the walnut trees.
Which famous US president used to carry pecans in his pockets?
Correct answer: c) George Washington frequently carried pecans in his pockets.