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Sundancer7

Price of Pecans Mon, 11/7/05 11:31 AM (permalink)
I was in Albany,l GA this past week. Pecan groves are everywhere and I saw thousands of acres of these beautiful trees. I saw machines shaking the trees, blowers creating windrows and suction devices cleaning up the windrows.

I decided I wanted some cheap pecans because they were everywhere. I stopped at a roadside market where they sold everything local and regional including pecans, peanuts, mayhaw jelly and all sorts of good things. Pecans shelled were $6.50 a pound. I thought that was too expensive and I traveled on up to interstate I-75 where there were huge stores that sold the same thing. They sold pecans at $8.50 a pound shelled.

Gas ain't the only thing that is going through the roof.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
 
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    Kaileen

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    • Location: Dover, CO
    RE: Price of Pecans Mon, 11/7/05 11:47 AM (permalink)
    It will be worse here in Mississippi. Katrina had her way with our pecan trees: either by ruining the crop or destroying the trees altogether.

    I can somewhat deal with a gas hike. But my pecans, now, those are a different story.
     
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      angeltx

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      • Joined: 11/6/2003
      • Location: Waco, TX
      RE: Price of Pecans Mon, 11/7/05 12:06 PM (permalink)
      Here in Waco they are $6.95 a pound for pecan halves at a local
      orchard.

      http://www.russellspecans.com/pecans.htm
       
      #3
        Sundancer7

        RE: Price of Pecans Mon, 11/7/05 12:34 PM (permalink)
        I recall our Mayhaw Man who occasionaly still post. They had mayhaw jelly. I sampled it and it was different but not special. It was just sweet but expensive. $5.00 for a small jar. It was explained to me the reason it was so expensive was the berries were very small.

        I also enjoyed the samples of the pecan butter, peanut butter and their pecan candies. I got a lot of samples but I did not buy very much. Just some fresh hot salted pecans and peanuts. The hot salted pecans were very good but the peanuts tasted green to me.

        I enjoyed them later in the evening with my Canadian libation.

        Paul E. Smith
        Knoxville, TN
         
        #4
          Theedge

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          RE: Price of Pecans Mon, 11/7/05 2:45 PM (permalink)
          Theedge made a German chocolate cake this weekend to bring to a dinner party, yes, I have friends. I grabbed a couple of bags of pecan halves at the store and we’re surprised they rang up at like 4 something, little bags. It’s amazing the reaction you get when you bake something from scratch, you’d think I really accomplished a great feat. Box cake, now there's something to gripe about.
           
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            Adjudicator

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            • Location: Tallahassee, FL
            RE: Price of Pecans Mon, 11/7/05 3:11 PM (permalink)
            Another hour south of Albany and you would have been in my neck-of-the woods, Paul.
             
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              mayor al

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              RE: Price of Pecans Mon, 11/7/05 3:25 PM (permalink)
              It's been 2 years since our last sojourn across Southern Georgia to the Gulf coast area (remember our photos of Duffy the puppy on his first roadtrip... Well anyway we bought pecans halves..Toasted and salted, Praline, Honey-coated, Chocolate coated, and plain. All were in the $6.50-$7.00 a lb. range give or take a quarter. The catalog from the company in Valdosta shows the prices being a little bit higher now. They sell 5 lb bags of various coated types of Pecans for $43 a bag"DELIVERED" no additional shipping costs. I don't think that's much of a major hike at the processor...maybe the retailers out of the area are taking advantage of the situation a bit.

              We have been quite satisfied with the service from these folks, both in person and via the internet shopping.

              [url]www.georgiapecan.com[/url]

              When I checked on ANGELTX's referred site in Waco, the Texans are still selling the coated nuts for less than $7.00 a lb. Shipping is extra (UPS). I guess you can calculate the difference to see which is the better deal. I think we're going to try the Waco,TX company to see how the quality is. I will report back in a couple of weeks.
               
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                Sundancer7

                RE: Price of Pecans Mon, 11/7/05 3:40 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by Adjudicator

                Another hour south of Albany and you would have been in my neck-of-the woods, Paul.


                I may have been in your neck of the woods as I drove from Tallahassee, FL to Albany on the four lane highway through Thomasville, GA

                Paul E. Smith
                Knoxville, TN
                 
                #8
                  Adjudicator

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                  RE: Price of Pecans Mon, 11/7/05 7:11 PM (permalink)
                  Tally??? Place of the oyster fest restaurant I have spoken to you about?? You didn't call... I work in Thomasville, so you probably drove right past my place of employment when coming from Tallahassee to Thomasville. My place of abode, Bainbridge, forms the third point of the vector between cities of Albany & Thomasville. Let me know when you are coming through again. Several GOOD RF establishments in Thomasville.
                   
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                    Adjudicator

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                    RE: Price of Pecans Mon, 11/7/05 7:21 PM (permalink)
                    As far as pecans go, 6 - 6.50 shelled per pound is a pretty good deal around here. As for me, there are enough folks I know that have so many pecan trees that they are free to me. Be assured that in my area the squirrels eat VERY GOOD this time of year. The difference here is the price of shelled WHOLE pecans halves and shelled pecans that may not necessarily be whole, but sill edible & just as fresh. I have a few contacts in this area in Albany. I will post the company's web site as soon as I find it.

                     
                    #10
                      Bushie

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                      • Location: Round Rock, TX
                      RE: Price of Pecans Wed, 11/9/05 9:52 PM (permalink)
                      Just last week, I paid $8.00 a pound for some new crop pecans grown just north of here. Expensive, yes, but they are shelled, HUGE halves; thick, fresh and tasty.

                      Not that much more expensive than the "mass-produced" varieties available "fresh" in the grocery stores. And, when you think about the "roasted and salted" things in the little packages (like Planters), it's not even close.

                      I'm not going to take the time to calculate the cost of the little packages vs. the pounds of fresh pecans, but I'll betcha that the little packages are more expensive per pound. PLUS, they taste like $%#@.

                      The only thing worse are Oklahoma pecans...
                       
                      #11
                        V960

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                        • Location: Kannapolis area, NC
                        RE: Price of Pecans Thu, 11/10/05 11:55 AM (permalink)
                        Young's Pecans in Florence, SC.

                        I acknowledge they are one of my customers...great one by the way. Make your own descisions. just off I-95.

                        http://www.youngpecan.com/
                         
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                          Adjudicator

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                          RE: Price of Pecans Fri, 11/11/05 9:54 AM (permalink)
                           
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                            Bushie

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                            RE: Price of Pecans Fri, 11/11/05 10:18 PM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by Adjudicator

                            http://www.georgiapecans.org/

                            Judge, is that a t*rd in the green hat??
                             
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                              emsmom

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                              RE: Price of Pecans Wed, 11/16/05 3:00 PM (permalink)
                              We have a local church that sells pecans every year at this time and I always buy enough
                              to last all year and store them in the freezer. Their price is 6.50 per lb.. They get theirs from Atwell Pecan Co. in Georgia. These are always big unbroken pecans. I am picking mine up tonight.
                               
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