Oklahoma Pecans: Harvest Picking Up, Deliveries Still Mostly Light

    Pecan harvesting moderate to fairly active in southern counties, light to moderate in northern third of state. Marketing remains mostly slow. Deliveries by growers to buying points was mostly light to moderate in southern and south central Oklahoma, very light in north eastern counties.

    Demand was moderate. Overall quality of early Native pecans extremely variable from very poor to good. Buyers very selective for quality. Not enough sales of Improved varieties to report.

    The weather forecast this week calling for highs in mid 70s to low 60s and lows in mid 50s to low 30s.

    Prices paid to growers (noon Tuesday, November 7, 2017 to noon Tuesday, November 14, 2017) 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.

    • Natives/Seedlings (deliveries light to moderate) machine harvested 100-130 mostly 110-120 yard tree lots 75-90

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