Deliveries by growers to buying points were very light as harvest is just beginning. Demand was light for Natives/Seedlings while moderate for Improved varieties for retail and holiday marketers. Some producers are not expecting to harvest this year due to low prices. Last April’s freeze hurt production.
The weather forecast this week calling for highs in low to mid 60s and lows in upper 30s to mid 40s. Next week temperatures expected to be much lower with highs in low 40s to low 50s and lows in upper 20s to upper 30s.
Very light demand or interest noted from out-of-state shellers. Accumulators also showing limited interest. Retail operations showing moderate demand for Improved varieties.
Prices paid to growers (noon Thursday, November 6, 2014) at buyers delivery points 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.
- Natives/Seedlings (deliveries very light) yard tree lots 40-50.