December 6, 2010 | Did You Know? N.C. Pecans By phhi_admin North Carolina consistently ranks in the top 10 states in production of new and improved pecan varieties. North Carolina produces three to five million pounds of pecans annually. There are approximately 2,000 acres of pecans in North Carolina and most are managed as commercial orchards. The demand for N.C. pecans is increasing as consumers and major shellers realize the quality available from well-managed North Carolina orchards.