This section of the book is from the Guide To Hardy Fruits And Ornamentals book, by Thomas Joseph Dwyer, published in 1903.
-- The Pecan bears oblong, smooth thin-shelled nuts, with sweet and delicious kernels. The nuts are very desirable for family use, or valuable for market.
* Pecan, (Thin Shelled)
-- This nut, so very well known and so highly prized by all, is of the easiest culture and hardy at the North. The nuts are large and very thin-shelled. The best and earliest in bearing. Trees valuable for timber.