Texas Pecans: Good Demand, Variable but Improving Quality

Deliveries by growers to delivery points were moderate. Demand was fairly good for good quality pecans. Pecan quality has been variable but improving.

Buying interest displayed by end users was moderate for in-shell, gift pack use, and for commercial sheller use as shellers continue to utilize inventories on hand or make purchases from other production areas or wait for additional availability of nuts. Some growers are delaying making marketing decisions, opting to concentrate on harvesting and accumulating supplies in order to dry and grade nuts for later sale. Trading was moderate for in-shell and gift pack uses.

The weather forecast for the balance of the week calls for low temperatures in the low 30s to mid-50s, with highs in the low 40s to mid-70s. A 10-50 percent chance of precipitation is projected for Wednesday, January 21, 60-100 percent for Thursday, January 22 and 20-60 percent for Friday, January 23. No precipitation is projected for the other days this week.

Prices paid to growers from (noon Tuesday, January 13, 2015 to noon Tuesday, January 20, 2015) at buyers delivery point 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 yard tree lots 75-90 few higher and lower
  • Improved varieties (mostly Blends) yard tree lots 90-150, mostly 110-120

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