Arda to launch pecan nut project near Bulawayo

Arda to launch pecan nut project near Bulawayo
Published: 04 April 2018
The Agriculture and Rural Development Authority (Arda) will soon launch a pecan nut project near Bulawayo, as it embarks on production of the high value commodity.

ARDA chairman Basil Nyabadza, this week said the authority had secured a partner for the project and was looking at planting 80 000 trees on the farm.

Pecan nuts are a product of the hickory tree, also known as Carya illinoinensis.

The trees are native to central and southern and northern America and were a food source of native Americans for centuries before the arrival of settlers, according to SeedGuide Info, a website, which provides information on history and characteristics of various seeds.

The plants were not domesticated until the 17th century, when the first plantations were established in Mexico. Raw pecans can be salted or sweetened to make snacks.
- The Herald
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