Louisiana Pecan Prices: Rains Creating Delivery Issues

Rain has created issues with getting pecans out of the orchards and onto the market. With the temperatures on the mild side the excess moisture may cause problems later on in the harvest.

Temperatures for the week shows a cooling trend with evening lows in the low 70s going down to the low 40s and daytime highs from the low 80s going down to the high 50s with rain expected the whole week. Growers are hoping for the rain to stop so that they can finish collecting the pecans on the orchard floors and get ready to finish up harvesting the remainder of the crop.

Prices paid to growers (late afternoon October 30, 2018 thru late afternoon November 6, 2018) at buyers delivery point 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.

  • Candy (deliveries very light) yard tree lots 70 occasional high as 125
  • Desirables (deliveries very light) 48% or better meat yield 200
  • Native/Seedlings (deliveries very light) yard tree lots 60-80
  • Elliott (deliveries very light) yard tree lots 90-125
  • Stuart (deliveries very light) yard tree lots 100

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