Pecan harvesting is off to a slow start. Marketing of Oklahoma pecans has just started to begin. Deliveries by growers to buying points are extremely light. Demand was moderate for good quality pecans. Unseasonable snow storms in late October caused some delays in harvest this year. Gift box and retail trade are looking out of state for supplies.
The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) estimates Oklahoma’s crop to total 7.1 million pounds of Native pecans and 1.9 million pounds of Improved varieties.
The weather forecast this week calls for high temperatures from the low 50s to the upper 70s and low temperatures from the low 30s to low 60s. On Saturday, November 21 there is a 20 percent chance of precipitation, while on Sunday, November 22, there is a 60 percent chance of precipitation.
Prices paid to growers (from the start of the season through noon Tuesday, November 17, 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 in lots of 20,000 pounds or less unless otherwise stated.
- Natives/Seedlings (deliveries very light) yard tree lots 40-55 occasional higher