APPLES

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 April 14

2014-04-13

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — 2013 crop shipments (1,094-1,093-1,093, includes exports 368-341-308) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices red delicious 100-125s, fuji 64-88s 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 $32-34, 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 $22-24, 113s $22, 125s $20-22; Washington extra fancy carton tray pack fine appearance red delicious 72-88s mostly $20-22, 100s $20-22; golden delicious 72-88s $24-26, 100s $22-24; fuji 64-88s mostly $36, 100s $30-32, 113s $28-30; granny smith 72-88s $30-32, 100-113s $24-26, 125s mostly $22; gala 72-88s mostly $32, 100s $26, 113s $24-26.

NEW YORK — Shipments — (85-75-82) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices cortland slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Cartons U.S. extra fancy of 12 3-pound film bags 2½-inch minimum empire and red delicious mostly $16-18, cortland mostly $16-17, mcintosh mostly $17-18, rome golden delicious mostly $15-16. Cartons U.S. extra fancy tray pack mcintosh 80-88s mostly $24-26, 100s mostly $23-26; empire 80-88s mostly $22-23, 100s mostly $20-22; cortland 80-88s mostly $22, 100s mostly $20-22; cartons U.S. extra fancy cell pack mcintosh 80-88s mostly $24-26, 100s mostly $23-26; empire 80-88s mostly $22-23, 100s mostly $20-22.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (85-86-80) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices unchanged. Cartons U.S. extra fancy of 12 3-pound film bags 2½-inch minimum gala mostly $24, fuji mostly $20-22, red delicious, golden delicious, mcintosh and idared mostly $16-18, empire mostly $16-17, jonagold mostly $17-18, jonathan mostly $15-17, law rome mostly $14-16, tray pack 88s gala $28-32, fuji mostly $28-30, jonathan and mcintosh mostly $26-28, red delicious mostly $18-21, golden delicious and law rome mostly $18-20, jonagold mostly $20-22. Supply of gala, fuji and empire fairly light.

CHILE — Imports (20-81*-76) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading fairly active. Prices unchanged. 18-kilogram cartons tray pack granny smith 70-80s $31-33, 90s $29-31; royal gala 70-80s $30-32, 90s $28-30, 100s $26-28. Quality good. *revised.

APPALACHIAN DISTRICT (MD-PA-VA-WV) — Shipments (34-32-35, export 4-1-2) — Movement expected to slightly decrease. Trading fairly active. Prices about unchanged. Cartons tray pack U.S. extra fancy red delicious 72-88s mostly $22-24, 100s $21-22; golden delicious 72-88s $22-25, 100s $22-24; fuji 72-88s mostly $31; red rome 72-88s $20-23; cartons of 12 3-pound film bags U.S. extra fancy 2½-inch minimum red delicious mostly $19.50-20.50; golden delicious mostly $19.50-20.50; fuji mostly $19-21; red rome $18-19 and mcintosh mostly $18-19.

NEW ENGLAND — Shipments (4-6-7) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Unofficial prices for April 14, cartons U.S. extra fancy of 12 3-pound film bags 2½-inch minimum mcintosh and cortland $18.50-22. Cartons U.S. extra fancy tray pack mcintosh and cortland 80-100s $27.50-30.

 


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