AVOCADOS

The likelihood of an avocado purchase fell four percentage points from last year, but there’s still plenty of interest in this green fruit. Avocados were the No. 2 “new” produce item that consumers said they bought this year that they did not buy previously.

 

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Packer Stories

Produce companies sue ocean carrier because of cold chain issues

07/24/2014

Eight produce companies have filed federal court cases this year seeking more than $280,000 from a New York City shipping company for failing to maintain correct refrigeration temperatures, the most recent involving avocados from Peru.

Artisan chefs star in California Avocado Month promotions

07/14/2014

Lisa Schroeder, a chef at Mother's Bistro & Bar in Portland, Ore., starred in the California Avocado Commission’s June media dinner that was part of a much larger California Avocado Month celebration.

Chile finds new avocado market in China

07/14/2014

Officials from Chile and China have signed a protocol that will soon give avocados from Chile access to the Far East.

Sizing big, quality good on 2014 avocado crop

07/07/2014

Importers report excellent quality and large sizes from Peru this summer.

Strong demand meets big crop

07/07/2014

Demand is up for much larger volumes of Peruvian avocados, importers say.

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Market Scope - Avocados — F.o.b.s as of July 21

2014-07-20

KERN DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (276-434-418) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly slow. Prices conventional flame seedless generally unchanged others lower. 19-pound containers bagged. Sugraone extra-large mostly $18.95, large mostly $16.95; flame seedless extra-large mostly $18.95, large mostly $16.95, medium mostly $14.95; summer royal extra-large mostly $18.95, large mostly $16.95. Organic 19-pound containers bagged. Flame seedless large-extra-large mostly $25.95; summer royal large-extra-large mostly $25.95-26.95. Extra services included.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS DISTRICT — Crossings (101-125-123) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Mexico has finished with its old crop and now moves into its flora loca crop. Quality of the flora loca is early season, lower maturity fruit. The size curve is on the small end and low volume is expected. Extra services included. The f.o.b. for the Mexico 2014 season was expected to begin around July 23. FIRST REPORT

SOUTH DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (94-108**) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 48s and 60s lower, 40s generally unchanged, others higher. Cartons two-layer hass 32s mostly $36.25, 36s mostly $36.25, 40s mostly $37.25, 48s mostly $36.25-37.25, 60s $38.25-40.25, 70s mostly $35.25, 84s $25.25-27.25. Extra services included. **unavailable

PERU — Imports (22-32-78) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Ports of entry: Philadelphia and New York. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Cartons two-layer hass 28s $25.25, 32s $25.25-27.25, 36s $25.25-28.25, 40s $26.25-29.25, 50s $27.25-30.25, 60s $29.25-31.25, 70s $31.25-33.25. Quality good. Port of entry: Southern California. Trading moderate. Prices 28-60s lower, others unchanged. Cartons two-layer hass 28-36s $25.25-26.25, 40-50s $26.25-28.25, 60s $30.25-33.25, 70s $28.25-30.25, 84s $24.25-36.25. Quality good.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (19-42-68) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly slow. 19-pound containers bagged. Flame seedless extra-large mostly $18.95, large mostly $16.95, medium mostly $12.95; summer royal extra-large mostly $18.95, large mostly $16.95; cartons of 16 1-pound containers with lids black corinth mostly $24.95. Extra services included.

SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (18-26-34) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Cartons one-layer flats of 8-9s mostly $5.50-6, 10-12s mostly $5.50. Predominate variety simmond, few donnie. Quality good.

 


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