Pecan harvesting is active in southern counties, moderate to active in northern Oklahoma. Marketing is slow to moderate with many producers going to barns with newly harvested pecans. Deliveries by growers to buying points mostly moderate in central and southern Oklahoma, light in northern counties.
Demand is fairly good although buyers cautious toward quality. Overall quality of Native offerings currently varying from fair to good but a great deal of low grading pecans also being offered. Not enough sales of Improved varieties to report. Most Improved varieties being retailed on farm or moving to gift box trade.
The weather forecast this week calling for highs in low 70s to low 60s and lows in mid 40s to upper 30s. No rain is in the forecast for the week.
Prices paid to growers (noon Tuesday, November 14, 2017 to noon Tuesday, November 21, 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) machine harvested 38-40% meat yield lots up to 500 lbs 130-150, over 500 lbs 150-160 yard tree lots 75-90. No truck load lots confirmed.