Deliveries by growers to delivery points of Improved varieties were moderate. Demand was good for good quality pecans. Natives are currently being harvested. Harvesting is expected to increase slightly during the upcoming week.
The weather forecast for the coming week calls for low temperatures from the low 30s to upper 60s, with high temperatures from the mid-40s to the low 80s. There is a 20-60 percent chance of precipitation on Wednesday, January 15 and Thursday, January 16, and a 40-90 percent chance of precipitation on Friday, January 17.
Buying interest displayed by end users was 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. Many 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, January 7, 2020 through noon Tuesday, January 14, 2020) 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 fairly light) yard tree lots 70-100 mostly 75-90