Texas Pecans: Good Demand, Light Deliveries

    Deliveries by growers to delivery points of Improved varieties were fairly light. Demand was fairly good for good quality pecans. Desirables are currently being harvested, as well as Natives. Some growers are starting to finish for the season.

    The weather forecast for the coming week calls for low temperatures from the mid-20s to mid-40s, with high temperatures from the upper 40s to low 70s. There is a 20 to 40 percent chance of precipitation on Sunday, January 17.

    The retail gift pack market is moderate. 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, January 5, 2021 through noon Tuesday, January 12, 2021) 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.

    • Desirables (deliveries very light) 50-55% meat yield 135-160 mostly 140-150
    • Natives/Seedlings (deliveries fairly light) yard tree lots 50-70 mostly 50-60



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