Oklahoma Pecan Prices: Harvest Off to Slow Start

Tree shaker used for automated pecan harvest. Credit: Matt Lollar

Pecan harvesting is off to a slow start. Marketing of Oklahoma pecans has yet to begin. Deliveries by growers to buying points are extremely light. Demand was fairly good for good quality pecans of any variety. Warm, wet weather has delayed harvest this year. Gift box and retail trade looking out of state for supplies.

NASS estimates Oklahoma’s crop to total 8 million pounds of Native pecans and 3 million pounds of Improved varieties.

The weather forecast this week calling for highs in upper to lower 50s and lows in mid to low 30s.

Prices paid to growers (noon Tuesday, November 06, 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) yard tree lots 70-80

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