Georgia Pecan Prices: Light Deliveries, More Varieties Hitting Market

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The weather for this week and early next week shows most of the state cooling down early and temperatures rising over the weekend with scattered thunderstorms throughout the week and rain expected for early next week.

Deliveries are light this week and several varieties are beginning to hit the market. Most growers are busy working in the orchards and gathering as much as they can before the rain shows up heavy enough for them to stop harvesting. Pawnees still dominated the market early this week but Moneymakers, Oconee, Elliott, Excel and Morrill were delivered to the markets and a couple of others are getting ready to show up soon.

Prices seem to be about steady with the top sales heading to the retail/candy business in preparation for the holidays. The domestic markets appear strong and the export buyers are just now coming on. A trend on market prices should start to be established by next week as more pecans become available and competition grows. Quality appears to be good this year.

Prices paid to growers (late afternoon October 8, 2019 through late afternoon October 15, 2019) 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.

  • Natives/Seedlings (deliveries very light) yard tree lots 75
  • Moneymakers (deliveries very light) yard tree lots 100
  • Pawnee (deliveries very light) 57% meat yield 250

Lots over 20,000 pounds including truckloads

  • Pawnee (deliveries very light) (mid 50s nut count) 56-57% meat yield 250
  • Moneymakers (deliveries very light) 45.5-47% meat yield 125-180
  • Oconee (deliveries very light) 55-58% meat yield 258-261

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