Texas Pecan Prices: Moderate Demand, Harvest Expected to Pick Up Pace

Deliveries by growers to delivery points of Improved varieties were very light. Demand was moderate for good quality pecans. Pawnee, Cheyenne and Choctaw are currently being harvested, as well as Natives. Harvesting is expected to increase during the weeks leading up to Christmas.

The weather forecast for the coming week calls for low temperatures from the mid-20s to upper 50s, with high temperatures from the mid-40s to the upper 60s. There is a slight chance of precipitation every day this week across the state.

The retail gift pack market is fairly active. Due to very light volumes, buyers are making purchases from other production areas or are waiting for additional availability of pecans.

Prices paid to growers (from noon Tuesday, November 24, 2020 through noon Tuesday, December 1, 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.

  • Cheyenne (deliveries very light) 50-54% meat yield 195-210 occasional higher and lower
  • Choctaw (deliveries very light) 50-54% meat yield 195-210 occasional higher and lower
  • Pawnee (deliveries very light) 50-54% meat yield 195-210 occasional higher and lower
  • Natives/Seedlings (deliveries light) yard tree lots 39-55 mostly 40-45



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