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« on: November 19, 2010, 04:12:19 PM »

I must admit, I love pecans, but I went to the store today and they had less that a pound of pecans in the shell for about $7.00.  I know allot of you have your own pecan trees but I sure don't but I'm not paying that price.  What do pecans sell for around your area?  Roy
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2010, 08:16:04 PM »

Here are prices from the pecan house in our area.  I am located in South Texas

3 lb     $14.25     
5 lb    $23.75
In Shell

3 lb     $15.75     
5 lb    $26.25
Cracked in shell

1 lb     $12.00     
3 lb    $33.00    
5 lb    $55.00
Pecan Halves

 
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2010, 12:02:23 AM »

its inflation what you do is, stock up on them during the months before thanksgiving and Christmas. Also I know down in LA they were buying shelled pecans for 1 dollar a LBS
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2010, 05:36:18 AM »

Here's a link to the wholesale price Friday 11-19-10.

http://marketnews.usda.gov/portal/fv?paf_dm=full&paf_gear_id=1200002&startIndex=1&dr=1&rowDisplayMax=25&class=NUTS&repType=termPriceDaily&dr=1&locName=&commAbr=PECA&commName=PECANS
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2010, 06:08:47 AM »

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Do people pay that price?

If I were to try and sell pecans for that price I would get laughed at.

Last week at the market here one guy was getting $2.00 in the shell. One lady was selling sandwich bags of halves for $5.00 a bag. I imagine they would weigh up to about 1/2 pound.

I usually avoid Wal Mart like the plague, but I'll have to see if I can get a parking spot and check the prices here. You can bet Wal Mart didn't pay those wholesale prices on the link I posted. They probably found them a poor old farmer or coop that had several million pounds they needed to move and beat them down on the price. They were probably just happy to move them.

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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2010, 07:31:27 PM »

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 Wow, I am going to calculate fuel cost to bring a pick up truckload up there. We usually pick a barrels full to give away. I have 10 producing trees and a several young trees. Prices per pound are so low here that I just let them rot on the ground. I am too old and lazy to mess with a crop that is so competitive here.
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2010, 08:22:22 PM »

Possum you aint right and I'm jealous.  Next time somebody says money doesn't grow on trees, I guess we can correct them by citing 2010 pecan prices.  I'm going to have to buy one of those battery powered sprayers to roust the web worms out of the tree tops but, if there's any justice, I will have some next year.
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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2010, 09:38:55 PM »

Cindy

Do people pay that price?

If I were to try and sell pecans for that price I would get laughed at.

Last week at the market here one guy was getting $2.00 in the shell. One lady was selling sandwich bags of halves for $5.00 a bag. I imagine they would weigh up to about 1/2 pound.

I usually avoid Wal Mart like the plague, but I'll have to see if I can get a parking spot and check the prices here. You can bet Wal Mart didn't pay those wholesale prices on the link I posted. They probably found them a poor old farmer or coop that had several million pounds they needed to move and beat them down on the price. They were probably just happy to move them.

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They do around here.  I think this pecan house must do rather nicely because they just expanded.  I took my pecans there to just have them cracked and they now charge .50 per pound.  I think I only paid .25 last year. 

Here is the link
http://www.cueropecanhouse.com/home.html


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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2010, 04:17:39 AM »

Last year about this time, I was working in Mobile, Alabama........I got on craigslist and punched in "pecans".....there were lots of folks selling them out of they're homes from they're trees and most were in the 1.25 -1.75 per pound.   There were also lots of folks that would give them too you on the halves if you came and picked them up.   I found one lady that said she would take a dollar a pound and I bought 125 pounds in the shell.
But that was last year also!.

I would like too buy about 50 pounds in the shell for this year.........we have about a peck basket left over from last year....and they're still goo pecans!.
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2010, 05:24:03 PM »

Here are prices from the pecan house in our area.  I am located in South Texas

3 lb     $14.25     
5 lb    $23.75
In Shell

3 lb     $15.75     
5 lb    $26.25
Cracked in shell

1 lb     $12.00     
3 lb    $33.00    
5 lb    $55.00
Pecan Halves

 



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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2010, 05:25:12 PM »

$1.50lb in the shell...$5lb shelled... Grin
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« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2010, 09:32:45 PM »

Possum how much if I drive to the "Berry" and pick them up?
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« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2010, 05:19:36 PM »

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 What's left is the east side of six trees. There is a ditch on that side and grass that was bush hogged a couple of months ago. Mostly stewart and desirable pecans with one paper shell that never produces good quality. If you want some pm me.
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« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2010, 09:09:58 PM »

For a perspective......I sold 75 lbs (in the shell), just today, to a buyer and they "brought" $92.50, or around $1.23 a pound.
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