According to the USDA Market News Service, Georgia pecan producers are about 90% finished with harvesting this year’s crop, while prices have improved some since last week.
Amid the lack of export opportunities, many growers are continuing to store their top quality and larger sized pecans in hopes of selling for better prices at a later date. Holiday retail and domestic sales have improved as buyers from other areas have actively pursued Georgia pecans.
Prices paid to growers (late afternoon Tuesday, December 8, 2020 through late afternoon
Tuesday, December 15, 2020) 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 light) meat yield 52-53%, 129-140
Creek (deliveries very light) meat yield 53-54%, 121-129
Desirables (deliveries light) (nut count 47-52) meat yield, 47-51% 113-138, yard tree lots 80-100
Elliott (deliveries very light) meat yield 51% 133, yard tree lots 90-100
Excel (deliveries very light) meat yield 53-54%, 139-140
Farley (deliveries very light) yard tree lots 70-80
Moneymakers (deliveries very light) yard tree lots 40 occasional higher
Native/Seedlings (deliveries light) yard tree lots 40-50 occasional lower
Schley (deliveries light) yard tree lots 70-85
Stuarts (deliveries light) (nut count 51-57) meat yield 48-49%, 119-128, yard tree lots 50-75, mostly 70-75 few high as 90
Lots over 20,000 pounds including truckloads
Cape Fear (deliveries light) meat yield, 52% 140
Desirables (deliveries light) (nut count 47-50) meat yield, 49-52% 123-140
Sumner (deliveries insufficient to establish market)