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Texas Pecans: Light Deliveries, Moderate Demand

Ernst Undesser
From USDA December 13, 2017

Texas Pecans: Light Deliveries, Moderate Demand

Deliveries by growers to delivery points were fairly light. Demand was good for good quality pecans. Harvesting is expected to increase lightly this week, and to increase next week. Much buying interest continues 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 low 30s to low 50s and highs in the mid-50s to low 70s. On Sunday, December 17, there is a 20 percent chance of precipitation across most of the state.

Prices paid to growers (from noon Tuesday, December 5, 2017 through noon Tuesday, December 12, 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.

  • Natives/Seedlings (deliveries light) machine harvested 38-42% meat yield 125-170 mostly 140-150 occasional higher and lower yard tree lots 80-110 mostly 80-100 occasional higher and lower
Ernst Undesser
From USDA December 13, 2017