Western Region Pecans: Very Good Demand as Harvest Picks Up

    Deliveries by growers to delivery points of Improved varieties were fairly light. Demand was very good for good quality pecans. Harvested quality has been generally good.

    The weather forecast for the next week calls for low temperatures in the upper 10s to mid-50s, with highs in the upper 30s to mid70s. A slight chance of precipitation is projected for Saturday, December 17.

    Buying interest displayed by end users was active for in-shell, gift pack use, and fairly active 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 good for in-shell and gift pack uses. Deliveries and purchases of Improved varieties mostly Western Schley were moderate.

    Prices paid to growers (from Tuesday, December 6, 2016 through Tuesday, December 13, 2016) at buyers delivery point or f.o.b. the orchard including direct sales to end users, cents per pound inshell of generally good quality pecans in lots of 20,000 pounds or less unless otherwise stated.

    • Western Schley 55-58% meat yield 280-322 mostly 291-319

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