For many generations, pecans have been grown on family homesteads in North Carolina as part of a means for survival. Today, pecans are still grown in North Carolina, for income and enjoyment, predominately in the southeastern part of the state. Growing pecans requires patience and a long-term commitment. However, pecan trees can grow and produce quality nuts for decades with minimal effort and expense. This document will explain how to produce pecans successfully.
The International Tree Nut Council Nutrition Research & Education Foundation (INC NREF), a nonprofit organization, represents nine tree industries (almonds, Brazils, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts) and supports nutrition research and education.
The National Pecan Shellers Association (NPSA) represents members of the pecan shelling and processing industry. Its purpose is to serve the best interests of industry members, its customers, and consumers of its products through a governing body of an 11-member Board of Directors and several committees. The Association also represents members in public relations, legislative and regulatory issues.