Pecan Prices Remain Low Across Southeast

Pecan prices remain low, forcing growers to hold large volumes this week, waiting to see if there will be prices to be considered for offers or deciding to keep them in storage, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Pecan Report.

Buyers for retail and the candy trade are purchasing as needed while waiting for more offerings and price agreements from Georgia sellers.

Prices paid to growers (Nov. 8-Nov. 14) at buyers delivery point or F.O.B. the orchard including direct sales to end users, cents per pound in-shell of good quality in lots of 20,000 pounds or less unless otherwise stated.

Seedlings (deliveries very light) yard tree lots, $0.65 to $0.75

Desirables (deliveries insufficient to establish market)

Elliott (deliveries very light) yard tree lots, $1.20 to $1.25

Moneymakers (deliveries very light) yard tree lots, $0.55 to $0.65, few higher

Stuarts (deliveries very light) yard tree lots, $0.90 to $1

Lots over 20,000 pounds including truckloads:

Desirables (deliveries very light) 51% meat yield or better, $1.60 to $1.65

Schleys (deliveries insufficient to establish market)

The next Georgia Pecan Report will be released on Tuesday, Nov. 22.