Texas Pecan Prices: Light Deliveries, High Demand

Photo: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas

Deliveries by growers to delivery points of Improved varieties were very light. Demand was good for good quality pecans. Harvesting is expected to increase seasonally. Crop conditions have been variable, due to wet weather conditions and insects.

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

The weather forecast for the coming week calls for low temperatures from the low 40s to mid-60s, with high temperatures in the low 60s to low 80s. There is a chance of precipitation most days this week, with the greatest chance on Friday, November 30, at 10-50 percent.

Prices paid to growers (from noon Tuesday, November 20, 2018 through noon Tuesday, November 27, 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.

  • Cheyenne (deliveries very light) 50-54% meat yield 200-240 mostly 210-220 occasional higher and lower
  • Choctaw (deliveries very light) 50-54% meat yield 200-240 mostly 210-220 occasional higher and lower
  • Pawnee (deliveries insufficient to establish market)
  • Natives/Seedlings (deliveries light) machine harvested 80-100 mostly 80-90 yard tree lots 70-90 mostly 70-80 occasional lower

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