With a variety of colors and flavors to choose from, apples remain the second most-popular commodity in the produce department. More than eight in 10 consumers selected the crunchy fruit in the past year, making it the No. 2 fruit in Fresh Trends 2013. The likelihood of an apple purchase slipped two percentage points from last year.
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Market Scope - Apples — F.o.b.s as of July 21
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — 2013 crop shipments (520-613-566, includes exports 148-234-195) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. Washington extra fancy carton tray pack red delicious 72-88s mostly $18, 100-125s $18-20; golden delicious 72s $22-24, 80-100s $20-22, 113-125s $18-20; fuji 64-88s $34-36, 100s $26-28, 113s $24-26; granny smith 72-88s $24-26, 100s $22-24, 113s $20-22, 125s $18-20; gala 72-80s $30, 88s $28-30, 100s $24-26, 113s $22-24, 125s $20-22; Washington extra fancy carton tray pack fine appearance red delicious 72-88s mostly $20-22, 100-125s $20-22; golden delicious 72-88s $24-26, 100s $22-24; fuji 64-88s mostly $38, 100s $30-32, 113s $28-30; granny smith 72-88s $30-34, 100s mostly $26, 113s $24-26, 125s mostly $22; fuji supplies are in fewer hands.
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — 2014 crop shipments (0-0-0) — Movement was expected to begin the week of July 21 or the week of July 28 with early varieties. A few gala may be available by early August with more volume expected by mid-August. FIRST REPORT for 2014 apples.
CHILE — Imports (217-213-208) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Cartons of 12 3-pound film bags fuji $24-26; granny smith $18-20; royal gala $22-24. 18-kilogram cartons tray pack fuji 70-90s $36-38, 100s $28-30; granny smith 70-90s $28-30, 100s $24-26; royal gala 70-80s $34-36, 90s $32-34, 100s $30-32, 110s $28-30; braeburn 70-90s $30-32, 100s $26-28; Pink Lady/cripps pink 70-80s $34-36, 90s $32-34, 100s $28-30. Quality good.
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (0-0-1) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading active. Cartons U.S. extra fancy of 12 3-pound film bags 2½-inch minimum gala mostly $28-31. Cartons U.S. extra fancy tray pack gala 72s mostly $42-47, 80-88s mostly $42-45, 100s mostly $38-41, 113s mostly $36-41, 125s mostly $26-29, 138s $22-27.
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