Pecan harvests continue to wind down across Georgia.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service, commercial buyers and shellers have increased their interest in purchasing pecans to fill orders. However, some farmers are keeping their crop stored until after the new year. They are waiting for prices to adjust amid a harvest season where total pounds available are much less than early estimates.
Stuart variety blends with a 51% to 52% meat yield sold in the range of about $2.78 to $2.90 per point. Desirable blends with 50% meat yield or better sold in a range of about $2.80-$2.90 per point. Other blends sold with 44-45% meat yield for $2.45 to $2.50; 46% to 48% meat yield for $2.70; 54% meat yield at $3.00 per point.
Prices paid to growers (late afternoon, Thursday, Dec. 8 through late afternoon, Tuesday, Dec. 13) 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 very light) yard tree lots 65-75
Cape Fear (deliveries insufficient to establish market)
Desirables (deliveries light) 52% meat yield or better 155-160, 50% meat yield 142-145, yard tree lots 110-120
Elliott (deliveries very light) yard tree lots 110-120
Moneymakers (deliveries very light) yard tree lots 60-70
Stuarts (deliveries very light) 47-48% meat yield 135-140, yard tree lots 90-100
Sumner (deliveries very light) 50% meat yield or better 163, yard tree lots 110-120
Lots over 20,000 pounds including truckloads:
Desirables (deliveries light) 52% meat yield or better 155-160
Elliott (deliveries insufficient to establish market)
Stuarts (deliveries very light) 48-49% meat yield 160
The next Georgia pecan report is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, Dec. 20.