The In-shell Pecan Cleaning/Grading Plant of South Georgia Pecan Company processes In-shell pecans through a series of cleaning stages to remove farm level foreign material picked up during harvesting. Once cleaned, the In-shell pecans will be graded into pre-determined size ranges for future processing.
This plant is equipped with ample cold storage, which includes a 45,000 square foot freezer used to store the In-shell pecans to maximize shelf-life and freshness of the pecans.
We procure Pecans from the local community, our home state of Georgia (largest bearing acreage in the US), and all across the “Pecan Belt” which encompasses the lower half of the entire United States. There are many different varieties grown from state to state that vary in size, shape, and meat yield. The different varieties differ in price depending on two main characteristics being count per pound and meat yield, although the normal rules of supply and demand apply also.
Dealing with the raw material can be challenging as there are many variables that can alter production. Percentage of Moisture, nut- meat percentage, size and variety all impact the daily operations of sizing. The finished product is a container weighing approximately 2000 lbs. ready for shelling.
Our facility is capable of grading upwards of 400,000 lbs. a day of ready-to-shell product. My name is Justin Myers, In-shell plant manager at the South Georgia Pecan Company and I am proud to serve the public in doing my part to ensure a clean and safe product for families to enjoy.
403 East Hill Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
Typically 8am – 5pm; M – F
The hours for this plant vary depending on the time of year and season.