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 Oct. 14


SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments fairly heavy — Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices choice 75s slightly higher, first grade 115-165s and choice 115-235s lower, others generally unchanged. 7/10-bushel carton shippers first grade 75s mostly $46.80-48.90, 95s mostly $50.80-51.90, 115s mostly $48.80-51.90, 140s mostly $41.80-43.90, 165s mostly $35.80-37.90, 200s mostly $25.80-27.90, 235s $20.80-22.90; shippers choice 75s mostly $36.80-38.90, 95-115s mostly $38.80-40.90, 115-140s mostly $37.80-38.90, 165s mostly $30.80-33.90, 200s mostly $24.80-25.90, 235s $18.80-20.90; unclassified (standard) 75s $24.80-26.90, 95-140s $28.80-29.90, 165s mostly $25.80-27.90, 200s $18.80-22.90, 235s $16.80-18.90.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (42-58*-64) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. 7/10-bushel cartons marked fancy 140s mostly $25-28.90, 165s mostly $20-22, 200s mostly $17-19; marked choice 95s mostly $34-36, 115s mostly $26-29, 140s mostly $22-24, 165s mostly $17-19, 200s mostly $14-16. Quality variable. *revised.

CHILE — Imports (13-16-4) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: Los Angeles. Most current supplies committed prior to arrival. Insufficient open market supplies to establish a market. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices much lower. 17-kilogram cartons 75-95s $40-42, 115s $38-40, 140s $32-34, 165s $22-24, 200s $20-22. Quality good.


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