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Texas Pecans: Very Light Deliveries with Good Demand

Ernst Undesser
From USDA November 15, 2017

Texas Pecans: Very Light Deliveries with Good Demand

Deliveries by growers to delivery points of Improved varieties were very light. Demand was good for good quality pecans. Harvesting is expected to increase seasonally. Much buying interest has been expressed for the export trade to China.

Demand was fairly good for the retail and gift pack trade. Due to continued light volumes, buyers are making purchases from other production areas or are waiting for additional availability of pecans.

Weather forecast for this week shows lows in the mid to high 60s and highs in the 70s to low 80s.

Prices paid to growers (from noon Tuesday, November 7, 2017 through noon Tuesday, November 14, 2017) at buyers delivery points or F.O.B. the orchard including direct sales to end users, cents per pound in-shell of generally good quality in lots of 20,000 pounds or less unless otherwise stated.

  • Cheyenne (deliveries very light) 50-54% meat yield 225-275 mostly 230-260 occasional higher and lower
  • Choctaw (deliveries very light) 50-54% meat yield 225-275 mostly 230-260 occasional higher and lower
  • Pawnee (deliveries very light) 50-54% meat yield 225-275 mostly 230-260 occasional higher and lower
  • Natives/Seedlings (deliveries light) yard tree lots 70-100 mostly 75-90 occasional lower; machine harvested 90-140 mostly 100-125
Ernst Undesser
From USDA November 15, 2017