Shipping Point Pecan Report - Thomasville, GA
THOMASVILLE Shipping Point Prices as of October 22, 2019.
Provided by: Fruit and Vegetable AMS Specialty Crops Division
             Federal-State Market News Service, USDA.

Phone:  (404) 361-1376    Fax: (404) 363-2523 (via: Forest Park-Atlanta, GA )

Recorder: (404) 366-0360 


GEORGIA (via: Forest Park-Atlanta GA) 

The weather in Georgia for today through Thursday shows rather mild temperatures with 
evening lows in the high 40s to low 60s and daytime highs in the low to high seventies. 
No rain expected, but there is a cold front with some wind coming in. Earlier in the 
week there was plenty of rain and most growers picked up as many pecans as they could 
before the orchard floors became too wet to continue shaking and collecting.

Deliveries increased this week and several varieties hit the market. Prices appear to 
be about steady and remain rather strong as domestic and export buyers are competing 
for the top pecans and retail buyers are out looking for purchases with the holidays 
coming up.

A few Blends came onto the market and export quality Blends with a mix of Pawnee and 
55-56% meat yields sold in a range of about $4.65-4.79 per point, other Blends with 
smaller nut size around 80 count and averaging 52% meat yields sold for about $3.00 
per point. Desirables are expected to hit the market this week with Schley to follow.

Prices paid to growers (late afternoon October 15, 2019 through late afternoon 
October 22, 2019) 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. 

Excel (deliveries very light) 48-50% meat yield 240-244
Natives/Seedlings yard tree lots 75-80 larger pecans high as 90
Moneymakers (deliveries light) 43-46% meat yield 120-140, yard tree lots 100-125
Pawnee (deliveries light) 54-56% meat yield 245-255

Lots over 20,000 pounds including truckloads

Caddo (deliveries very light) (58-65 nut count) 53-56% meat yield 236-258
Excel (deliveries very light) (42-48 nut count) 48-50% meat yield 240-250
Moneymakers (deliveries light) 43-46% meat yield 120-140, 47-48% meat yield 150
Morrill (deliveries very light) (43-45 nut count) 55-62% meat yield 260-263, 
62-64% meat yield 261-272
Oconee (deliveries very light) (41-48 nut count) 55-62% meat yield 258-272
Pawnee (deliveries light) (48-52 nut count) 56-57% meat yield 245-250 occasional higher