Pecan Output Jumps 21%



WASHINGTON - Oct 10/19 - SNS -- Pecan production is forecast at 281 million pounds (utilized, in-shell basis), up 21% for comparable States in 2018, according to the USDA's latest crop production estimates.

Improved varieties are expected to produce 253 million pounds or 90% of the total. The native and seedling varieties are expected to produce 27.8 million pounds, making up the remaining 10% of production.

Pecan Production by Variety - States and United States: 2018 and
Forecasted October 1, 2019
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                         :   Utilized production (in-shell basis)
    State and variety    :-------------------------------------------
                         :        2018         :        2019
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                         :               1,000 pounds
                         :
Alabama 1/ ..............:         1,600                  (NA)
 Improved ...............:         1,490                  (NA)
 Native and seedling ....:           110                  (NA)
                         :
Arizona .................:        27,900                38,000
 Improved ...............:        27,900                38,000
                         :
California 1/ ...........:         3,700                  (NA)
 Improved ...............:         3,700                  (NA)
                         :
Georgia .................:        70,000                76,000
 Improved ...............:        70,000                76,000
                         :
Louisiana 1/ ............:         6,030                  (NA)
 Improved ...............:         2,510                  (NA)
 Native and seedling ....:         3,520                  (NA)
                         :
New Mexico ..............:        91,100                97,000
 Improved ...............:        91,100                97,000
                         :
Oklahoma ................:         9,000                23,000
 Improved ...............:         2,970                 4,600
 Native and seedling ....:         6,030                18,400
                         :
Texas ...................:        33,600                47,000
 Improved ...............:        28,800                37,600
 Native and seedling ....:         4,800                 9,400
                         :
United States ...........:       242,930               281,000
 Improved ...............:       228,470               253,200
 Native and seedling ....:        14,460                27,800
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(NA) Not available.
1/   Estimates discontinued in 2019.