Oklahoma Pecans: Harvest Picks Up, Market Remains Slow

Photo: William Reid, Kansas State University

Pecan harvesting was slightly more active this week in all counties. Marketing was slow to very slow. Deliveries by growers to buying points were light to moderate in southern and south central Oklahoma, very light in north eastern counties. Demand was moderate.

Overall quality of early Native pecans extremely variable from very poor to good. No sales of Improved varieties confirmed as most are committed to gift box trade. The weather forecast this week calling for highs in low 60s to mid 50s and lows in upper 40s to low 30s.

Prices paid to growers (noon Tuesday, October 31, 2017 to noon Tuesday, November 7, 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 to moderate) yard tree lots 75-90.

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