Deliveries by growers to delivery points of Improved varieties were slow to moderate as growers are just getting going especially with the cooler weather coming in. Demand is fairly good for export quality pecans.
The weather forecast for the next week calls for nice daytime temps in the mid-60s and cooling rapidly to the low 40s. Evening and early morning temperatures are expecting to be freezing temps for the week.
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. Deliveries and purchases of Improved varieties mostly
- Western Schley with a few Pawnee and Wichita are light to very light.
- Prices paid to growers (from beginning of season to Thursday,
- December 16, 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.
- Pawnee (deliveries very light) 54-55% meat yield or better 230-240
- Western Schley 54-55% meat yield or better 230-240
- Wichita (deliveries very light) 54-55% meat yield or better 230-240