The Australian pecan crop is on track to meet the 2017 forecast of 2400mt (nut in shell). An

unseasonably warm autumn and heavy rains in Northern NSW (remnants of Cyclone

Debbie) into late March was experienced. Although this is good for the growth of the kernel,

cold weather is needed to start the harvest process in motion. This is overdue by 2-3 weeks

which means the crop delays. It is expected that availability at this stage of new season material will be the second week of July.