Georgia Pecan Prices: Accumulators, Shellers Cutting Back on Hours

The weather forecast for the week shows cool temps with rain for the weekend. Evening lows in the high 20s to low 40s and daytime highs in the high 40s to low 60s. It will be considerably cooler in the northern areas of the state.

Some of the lots are showing signs of embryo, black rot and excess moisture. Growers with premium quality pecans are withholding and putting them into cold storage in anticipation that prices will increase later or early next year.

Some accumulators and shellers are cutting back on hours this week as door and yard tree offerings are light and sales are very slow.

Small lots of Blends with mainly Stuarts with (50-60 nut count) 41-48% meat yields sold in a range of about $3.10-3.40 mostly $3.20-3.30 per point. Other small lots of Blends with Desirables and 42-49% meat yields sold for about $3.09-3.41 per point and other lots with 45-46% meat yields sold for about $2.55-3.00 per point. Large lots of Blends with Stuarts and 49% meat yields sold in a range of about $2.76-2.93 per point and Desirable Blends sold for about $2.97-3.40 per point.

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The retail gift pack business and the domestic trade is active, as they are purchasing from other areas to fill orders. The export trade has not materialized yet but sources are ready to fill orders soon.

Prices paid to growers (late afternoon November 27, 2018 thru late afternoon December 4, 2018) 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.

  • Cape Fear (deliveries very light) 50-53% meat yield 158-197
  • Desirables (deliveries very light) 49-54% meat yield 170-201 47% meat yield 120, yard tree lots 50 occasional higher
  • Elliott (deliveries very light) yard tree lots 50 occasional higher
  • Kiowa (deliveries very light) 57-58% meat yield 192-216
  • Moneymaker (deliveries very light) yard tree lots 50 occasional higher
  • Schley (deliveries very light) yard tree lots 50 occasional higher
  • Seedlings (deliveries very light) 42-45% meat yield 100 yard tree lots 50 occasional higher
  • Stuart (deliveries very light) 40.5-46% meat yield 108-132 mostly 115-120 yard tree lots 50 occasional higher
  • Sumner (deliveries very light) 48.5-55% meat yield 170-185

Lots over 20,000 pounds: (including trailer loads)

  • Cape Fear (deliveries very light) 52-53% meat yield 158-197
  • Desirables (deliveries very light) 52-54% meat yield 170-201
  • Sumner (deliveries very light) 48-53% meat yield 170-180

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