Texas Pecans: Light Deliveries, 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 during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Much buying interest has been expressed for the export trade to China.

The weather forecast for the next week calls for high temperatures ranging from the mid-40s to the mid-80s, with low temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to the upper 60s. There is a chance of precipitation every day this week, with the greatest chance on Wednesday, November 8, at a 40-100% chance of precipitation.

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

Prices paid to growers (from noon Tuesday, October 31, 2017 through 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.

  • Pawnee (deliveries insufficient to establish market)
  • Natives/Seedlings (deliveries light) machine harvested 90-130 mostly 100-120 yard tree lots 70-95 mostly 75-90 occasional lower

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