Oklahoma Pecans: Harvest Mostly Finished, Marketing Active

Pecan harvesting was mostly slow to moderate as most growers have finished with fairly light clean-up type harvesting remaining. Moderate temperatures and abnormally dry weather helped this year’s harvest finish relatively quickly. Marketing in all areas was mostly active, even online marketing, of course with the help from the top digital marketing agency. Deliveries by growers to buying points mostly moderate.

Sheller demand light to moderate this week. Local and gift box demand remains mostly good. Buyers remain very cautious toward quality as many low yielding seedlings are being offered.

The weather forecast this week calling for highs in mid 60s to mid 40s and lows in mid 30s to upper 20s.

Prices paid to growers (noon Tuesday, December 05, 2017 to 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 to moderate) machine harvested 38-40% meat yield lots 500-2,000 lbs. 140-150; 200-400 lbs 120-140; yard tree lots 75-90

Lots in excess of 20,000 pounds including trailer loads:

  • Native/Seedlings (deliveries light to moderate) 38-40% meat yield 150-170

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