Deliveries by growers to delivery points of Improved varieties were very light. Demand was fairly good for good quality pecans. Harvesting is in its early stages, and has been delayed for one to two weeks in some regions by weather conditions. Harvested quality has been variable.
The weather forecast for the next week calls for low temperatures in the mid-20s to low 40s with highs in the upper 40s to low 70s. There is a 0-10 percent chance of precipitation during the upcoming week.
Buying interest displayed by end users was moderate for in-shell, gift pack use, and moderate for commercial sheller use as shellers continue to utilize inventories on hand or make purchases from other production areas or wait for additional availability of nuts. Trading was fairly active for in-shell and gift pack uses. Deliveries and purchases of Improved varieties mostly Western Schley were very light. Some growers are deferring making marketing decisions, opting instead to concentrate on harvesting and storing nuts for later sale.
Prices paid to growers (from noon Tuesday, December 3, 2019 through noon Tuesday, December 10, 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 pecans in lots of 20,000 pounds or less unless otherwise stated.
- Western Schley 53-58% meat yield 159-215 mostly 180-190 occasional higher and lower