Deliveries were very light. The weather for the next week calls for daytime temperatures in the low-40s to low-50s and freezing temps on Friday through the weekend.
Most of the deliveries were Natives with very few Improved varieties of Sumner and Oconee hitting the market this past week. Demand is good and sales are strong for the retail and gift pack trade. A wide range in quality has been reported. Prices are slightly lower.
Prices paid to growers (late afternoon Tuesday, December 20, 2016 through late afternoon Tuesday, January 3, 2017) 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.
- Native/Seedlings (deliveries light) machine harvested 38% or better meat yield 120-165, yard tree lots 80-90 occasional higher fair quality lower