It is getting late in the pecan harvest season. Prices remain low for farmers across the Southeast.
According to the USDA Pecan Report, some producers are storing pecans they would normally export in hopes of getting a better price after the new year. Farmers and homeowners who are trying to sell now are still encountering decreased prices.
“Export and retail gift quality pecans are still being pursued by buyers for holiday sales, but the Asian markets have not been wide open as in past years. Growers are hoping for a change in that area soon,” according to the press release.
Growers are busy finishing up going over the orchards for a second or third time if needed. They are taking samples and having them graded for sale.
Prices for Georgia Pecans
Prices paid to Georgia growers (late afternoon Tuesday, November 24, 2020 through late afternoon Tuesday, December 1, 2020). These were at buyers delivery point or F.O.B.; also, the orchard including direct sales to end users, cents per pound in-shell of generally good quality. These prices are for lots of 20,000 pounds or less unless otherwise stated.
Cape Fear (deliveries light) meat yield 49-52% 113-136
Curtiss (deliveries insufficient to establish market)
Desirables (deliveries light) meat yield 48-52% 113-136,yard tree lots 80-100
Elliott (deliveries very light) yard tree lots 90-100
Farley (deliveries very light) yard tree lots70-80
Moneymakers (deliveries very light) yard tree lots 40
Native/Seedlings (deliveries light) yard tree lots 40-50 occasional lower
Schley (deliverieslight) yard tree lots 70-85
Stuarts (deliveries light) meat yield 46-52% 104-125, yard tree lots 50-75 mostly 70-75 few high as 90
Sumner (deliverieslight) meat yield 51-53% 118-138, yard tree lots 70-80
Lots over 20,000 pounds including truckloads
Cape Fear (deliveries light) (nut count 50-55) meat yield 49-52% 120-133
Desirables (deliveries light) (nut count 45-50) meat yield 50-52% 123-136
Stuarts (deliveries light)meat yield 46-52% 111-130