Texas Pecans: Good Demand, Light Deliveries

Deliveries by growers to delivery points were very light. Demand was fairly good for good quality pecans. Natives are currently being harvested. Harvesting is expected to remain light, and most are finishing up harvesting for the season. Harvested quality has been variable.

Demand was fairly good for the retail and gift pack trade. Buyers have been making purchases from other production areas or are waiting for additional availability of pecans.

The weather forecast for the next week calls for a wide range in temperatures, with lows ranging from the low 10s to low 60s, and highs ranging from the upper 20s to low 70s. There is a chance of precipitation in most regions of the state from Friday, January 19 through Sunday, January 21, with as high as an 80 percent chance in some areas.

Prices paid to growers (noon Tuesday, January 9, 2018 through noon Tuesday, January 16, 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 125-155 mostly 140-150 occasional higher and lower yard tree lots 80-120 mostly 80-100 occasional higher and lower

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