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Putnam, Texas
Source of the Burkett Papershell Pecan

The Original (Grafted) Burkett Pecan Tree


Putnam did achieve a modicum of fame by being the source of the Burkett Papershell Pecan. A man named Orr had owned the tree - but when the sons of J. H. Burkett came home from a squirrel hunt with the pecans in their pockets - it was Burkett that recognized the nuts value.

He tried for years to graft the tree with other native stock - finally achieving success in 1903. Thankfully, his diligence paid off since the original parent tree was destroyed in 1910.

The original grafted tree is marked by a fence and sign - and can be found near the Eastland County line just N of I-20 and half a mile E of Farm Road 880.



August, 2008 column

John Troesser

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