Pecan harvest remains slow, but is expected to increase after a potential mid-week freeze as well as the upcoming holiday season. Deliveries by growers to buying points are light. Demand was fairly good for good quality pecans. Gift box and retail trade continue to look out of state for supplies. Prices are slightly lower this week.
The weather forecast this week calls for high temperatures from the low 40s to the mid-70s and low temperatures from the low 20s to low 60s. Temperatures are expected to decrease as the week progresses. There is a 40 to 90 percent chance of precipitation across Oklahoma from Wednesday November 20 through Thursday, November 22, with a 0 to 20 percent chance of precipitation the other days this week.
Prices paid to growers (from noon Tuesday, November 12, 2019 through noon Tuesday, November 19, 2019) at buyers delivery point 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.
- Pawnee (deliveries insufficient to establish market)
- Natives/Seedlings (deliveries very light) yard tree lots 40-42% meat yield 80-95 occasional higher and lower