Deliveries by growers to delivery points were light. Demand was fairly good for good quality pecans. Harvesting is expected to remain light. Natives are currently being harvested. Crop conditions have been variable. Prices were generally unchanged.
Demand was good for the retail and gift pack trade. Buyers are continuing to make purchases from other production areas or are waiting for additional availability of pecans. The pecan season in Texas is starting to wind down, as some growers are finishing for the season.
The weather forecast for the coming week calls for low temperatures from the low 30s to low 60s, with high temperatures in the upper 30s to low 70s. There is 0-20 percent chance of precipitation from Thursday, January 3 through Sunday, January 6.
Prices paid to growers (from noon Tuesday, December 18, 2018 through noon Thursday, January 3, 2019) 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 light) machine harvested 80-100 mostly 80-90 occasional higher and lower; yard tree lots 60-80 mostly 60-70 occasional higher and lower