The weather for this week has heavy thunderstorms in the Southern and Central areas today with a cooling trend during the week and more rain expected for the weekend. The North areas of the state will be a little cooler and less chance of rain.
The retail and holiday gift markets are about steady, while the demand from the domestic commercial buyers have slowed and many are purchasing from outside sources. Prices remain about steady, as growers are finishing up in Georgia and should be done just before Christmas break.
Most of the remaining export and top quality pecans are under contract as growers are going over the last runs through the orchards and winding things up as the season quickly ends for the year.
Desirable Blends with (mid 40s nut count) 50% or better meat yield sold in a range of about $4.60-4.80 per point. Lots with Stuart Blends 46% or better meat yield sold in a range of about $4.46-4.68 per point, mostly $4.50 per point. Small lots of mixed Blends with smaller nut sizes sold in a range of about $3.00-3.20 per point.
Prices paid to growers (late afternoon December 10, 2019 through late afternoon December 17, 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.
- Cape Fear (deliveries very light) yard tree lots 125
- Desirables (deliveries very light) yard tree lots 145-170 mostly 150
- Elliott (deliveries very light) yard tree lots 150
- Natives/Seedlings (deliveries very light) machine harvested 46% meat yield 115, yard tree lots 75-85
- Moneymakers (deliveries very light) yard tree lots 70-80
- Stuart (deliveries very light) yard tree lots 115-125
Lots over 20,000 pounds including truckloads
- Desirables (deliveries very light) (50s nut count) 50% or better meat yield 240
- Stuart (deliveries very light) export quality 46-48% meat yield 195-205