Louisiana Pecans: Very Light Deliveries with Most Sales to Retail

    The weather forecast for the next week calls for low temperatures ranging from the low 40s to mid-60s, and high temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to upper 70s. There is a chance of precipitation every day between Wednesday, November 25 and Tuesday, December 1, with between a 30% and 90% chance of precipitation in all areas of Louisiana between Sunday, November 29 and Tuesday, December 1.

    Deliveries for Improved varieties have been very light with most of the crop sold as retail. Buying interest is good for inshell gift pack, retail use and for commercial sheller use, however the lack of volume has shellers purchasing from other production areas until more pecans become available. A wide range in quality, including sprouting, has been reported.

    Prices paid to growers (Thursday, November 19, 2015 though Tuesday, November 24, 2015) 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.

    • Desirable (deliveries insufficient to establish market)
    • Native/Seedlings (deliveries very light) machine harvested 40% meat yield or better 90-120 mostly 100-110 occasional higher and lower, yard tree lots 65-85 mostly 70-80 occasional higher and lower
    • Stuart (deliveries very light) machine harvested 40-44% meat yield yard 160-180 mostly 170-180 occasional higher, yard tree lots 125-156 mostly 140-150

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