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Pecan Prices Remain Low

Web AdminGeorgia, Pecan, USDA

Georgia pecan producers will remain frustrated at the current market prices being offered for this year’s crop.

Pecan Prices

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service, a few Desirable varieties, with a nut count of 45 to 46 and 53% meat yield, sold for about $1.85 per pound. Elliotts, with a nut count of 71 to 74 and 50% to 51% meat yields, sold between $1.80 and $1.85 per pound. Excel pecans, with a nut count of 55 to 59 and 49% to 50% meat yields, sold for around $1.60 per pound.

Prices remain steady with many sales under contract.

Prices paid to growers (Nov. 3 to Nov. 7) 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.

Desirables, yard tree lots, $1.80-$1.85; Native seedlings, yard tree lots, $0.75-$0.80; Schley, yard tree lots, $0.90-$1.00 with a few as high as $1.25; Stuarts, yard tree lots, $0.80-$1.10, mostly $1.00-$1.10; Elliott, yard tree lots, $1.25, with larger sized pecans as high as $1.30-$1.40; Moneymakers, yard tree lots, $0.70-$0.80; Pawnee, yard tree lots, $1.90.

Lots over 20,000 pounds including truckloads:

Desirables (nut count high 45-46), 53% meat yield, $1.85, gift pack quality $1.95; Excel (nut count 55-59), 49%-50%, meat yield $1.60; Elliott (nut count 71-74), 50%-51% meat yield, $1.80.