Texas Pecan Prices: Deliveries Remain Light, Demand Strong

Deliveries by growers to delivery points of Improved varieties were light. Demand was good for good quality pecans. Harvesting is expected to increase seasonally. Crop conditions have been variable, with some sprouting noted.

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 mid-20s to low 60s, with high temperatures in the mid-40s to high 60s. There is 20-60 percent chance of precipitation on Thursday, December 6, a 100 percent chance of precipitation on Friday, December 7, and a 10-80 percent chance of precipitation on Saturday, December 8.

Prices paid to growers (from noon Tuesday, November 27, 2018 through noon Tuesday, December 4, 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 insufficient to establish market)
  • Choctaw (deliveries insufficient to establish market)
  • Natives/Seedlings (deliveries light) machine harvested 80-100 mostly 80-90 occasional higher yard tree lots 65-80 mostly 65-80 occasional higher and lower

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