Deliveries by growers to delivery points of Improved varieties were light. Demand was fairly good for good quality pecans. Harvested quality has been generally good. Harvesting is 80 to 90 percent completed for the season.
Buying interest displayed by end users was moderate 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 moderate for in-shell and gift pack uses. Deliveries and purchases of Improved varieties mostly Western Schley were 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, December 22, 2020 through noon Tuesday, January 5, 2021) 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 55-60% meat yield 130-155 mostly 145-155 occasional higher and lower