This versatile fruit, which can be used for cooking, in drinks, as a fat-free flavor enhancer and even as a garnish, maintains a steady following. The likelihood of purchase slipped four percentage points from last year, but lemons were the ninth most-popular fruit in Fresh Trends 2013.


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


SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments fairly heavy — Movement expected about the same. Trading very active. Prices generally unchanged. 7/10-bushel carton shippers first grade 75s mostly $43.80-47.90, 95-115s mostly $47.80-50.90, 140s mostly $43.80-46.90, 165s mostly $39.80-41.90, 200s mostly $28.40-32.90, 235s $20.80-22.90; shippers choice 75s mostly $33.80-37.90, 95s mostly $35.80-39.90, 115s mostly $36.80-39.90, 140s mostly $38.80-39.90, 165s mostly $36.80-38.90, 200s mostly $27.90-29.90, 235s $19.80-20.90; unclassified (standard) 75s $24.80-25.90, 95-115s mostly $25.80-27.90, 140s mostly $26.80-28.90, 165s mostly $27.80-30.90, 200s $22.80-24.90.

CHILE — Imports (13-25-14) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading very active. Prices for 17-kilogram cartons 75-95s $50-52, 115-140s $46-48, 165-200s $42-44. Quality good.


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