Temperatures for the week has most of the state with daytime highs in the low to high 50s and evening and early morning temps all over the place daily starting in the 30s and 40s dipping down to freezing by Saturday the 16th and back up to the 40s by early next week. The North areas of the state show cooler evenings but slightly warmer days for the week. Rain is expected on Friday the 15th.
Growers are busy cleaning up the orchards in-between rainstorms and freezing temperatures this week and preparing for next year. There are still some pecans coming onto the market, but the volume has dropped and there is a wide range of quality coming in to finish up the season.
Domestic shellers and buyers are still purchasing pecans while the retail and gift shop buyers have slowed down in their purchases for the year. Prices are lower than last week. Most of the offerings are Blends.
Stuart Blends with (nut count 50-65) meat yield 46-48% or better are selling for about $2.40-2.50 per point occasional higher, meat yield 44-46% sold for about $2.20-2.30 per point and Blends with meat yield 43-45% sold in a range of about $2.00-2.15 per point. Desirable Blends with (nut count 50-55) meat yield 47-50% sold in a range of about $2.35-2.50 mostly $2.40 per point occasional higher.
Prices paid to growers (late afternoon Tuesday, January 5, 2021 through late afternoon Tuesday, January 12, 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 in lots of 20,000 pounds or less unless otherwise stated.
- Desirables (deliveries light) yard tree lots 80-100
- Elliott (deliveries very light) yard tree lots 90-100
- Farley (deliveries insufficient to establish market)
- Moneymakers (deliveries very light) yard tree lots 40 occasional higher
- Native/Seedlings (deliveries light) yard tree lots 40-50 occasional lower
- Schley (deliveries light) yard tree lots 70-85
- Stuarts (deliveries light) yard tree lots 50-75 mostly 70-75 few high as 90
- Sumner (deliveries light) yard tree lots 70-80
Lots over 20,000 pounds including truckloads
- Desirables and Stuart (most lots are Blends, see prices above)