Pecan harvest has been fairly active, and is expected to remain so during the upcoming week. Deliveries by growers to buying points are fairly light, as shellers have not been aggressive about buying pecans so far this season. Demand was good for good quality pecans. Gift box and retail trade continue to look out of state for supplies. Prices remain generally unchanged.
The weather forecast this week calls for high temperatures from the mid-40s to the low 60s and low temperatures from the low 20s to the mid-40s. There is a 0-40 percent chance of precipitation on Friday, December 20, and a 10-20 percent chance of precipitation on Saturday, December 21 and Sunday, December 22.
Prices paid to growers (from noon Tuesday, December 10, 2019 through noon Tuesday, December 17, 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.
- Natives/Seedlings (deliveries moderate) yard tree lots 75-105 mostly 90-105 occasional higher and lower