Western Region Pecan Prices: Slightly Higher, Variable Quality Harvest

Deliveries by growers to delivery points of Improved varieties were moderate. Demand was good for good quality pecans. Harvested quality has been variable. Prices are slightly higher.

The weather forecast for the next week calls for low temperatures in the low 30s to upper 40s with highs in the mid-40s to low 70s. There is a 20-70 percent chance of precipitation on Thursday, January 16, and a 10 percent chance of precipitation on Friday, January 17.

Buying interest displayed by end users was fairly good 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 fairly light. 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 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 170-210 mostly 185-205 occasional higher and lower.



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