Deliveries by growers to delivery points of Improved varieties were fairly light. Demand was good for good quality pecans. Natives are currently being harvested. Harvesting is expected to remain about steady during the upcoming week.
The weather forecast for the coming week calls for low temperatures from the low 30s to upper 50s, with high temperatures from the mid-40s to the mid-70s. There is a 20-100 percent chance of precipitation on Wednesday, January 22, a 20-50 percent chance of precipitation on Sunday, January 26, and a 0-20 percent chance of precipitation the rest of the week.
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. The pecan season in Texas is starting to wind down, as some growers are finishing for the season.
Prices paid to growers (from noon Tuesday, January 14, 2020 through noon Tuesday, January 21, 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