Texas Pecans: Good Demand, Light Deliveries

Deliveries by growers to delivery points were light. Demand was fairly good for good quality pecans. Natives are currently being harvested. Harvesting is expected to remain light during the next week due to colder temperatures, as well as waiting for the return to a more normal schedule following the recent holiday season. Harvested quality has been variable.

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

The weather forecast for this week shows low temperatures from the 20s to low 50s and highs in the mid-30s to upper 60s. There is a 10-20 percent chance of precipitation on Saturday, January 6 and a 20 percent chance of precipitation on Sunday, January 7.

Prices paid to growers (from noon Tuesday, December 19, 2017 through noon Tuesday, January 2, 2018) 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 very light) machine harvested 38-42% meat yield 130-175 mostly 140-150 occasional higher and lower yard tree lots 80-120 mostly 80-100 occasional higher and lower

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