Western Region Pecans: Good Demand as Harvest Winds Down

    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 85 to 95 percent completed for the season.

    The weather forecast for the next week calls for low temperatures in the mid-10s to low 40s with highs in the low 50s to upper 60s. There is a 0 to 10 percent chance of precipitation on Sunday, January 17.

    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, January 5, 2021 through noon 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 pecans in lots of 20,000 pounds or less unless otherwise stated.

    • Western Schley 55-60% meat yield 135-155 mostly 140-150 occasional higher and lower



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