Texas Pecan Prices: Light Deliveries, Good Demand as Season Wraps Up

Photo: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas

Deliveries by growers to delivery points were very light. Demand was fairly good for good quality pecans. Harvesting is expected to decline as most harvesting has been completed for the season. Harvested quality has been variable.

Demand was moderate for the retail and gift pack trade. Many growers are putting pecans in cold storage for later sale. Buyers are continuing to make 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 30s to low 50s, with high temperatures in the upper 40s to mid-60s. There is a chance of precipitation every day this week. On Friday, January 11, there is a 60-100 percent chance of precipitation.

Prices paid to growers (from noon Thursday, January 3, 2019 through noon Thursday, January 10, 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 very light) yard tree lots 60-80 mostly 60-70 occasional higher and lower

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