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 Nov. 17


CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA — Shipments fairly heavy — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. 7/10-bushel carton shippers first grade 75s $40.80-42.90, 95s mostly $46.80-46.90, 115s mostly $42.80-45.90, 140s mostly $38.80-40.90, 165s mostly $30.80-32.90, 200s mostly $20.80-22.90, 235s $17.80-20.90; shippers choice 75s mostly $30.80-32.90, 95s $32.80-34.90, 115s mostly $30.80-33.90, 140s mostly $29.80-32.90, 165s mostly $27.80-30.90, 200s mostly $18.80-20.90, 235s $16.80-18.90; unclassified (standard) 75s $22.80-24.90, 95-140s $26.80-29.90, 165s $20.80-24.90, 200s $14.80-16.90.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (47-31-15) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading early slow, late fairly active. Prices 95s slightly higher, others higher. 7/10-bushel cartons marked fancy 95s mostly $20-22, 115-140s mostly $18-20, 165s mostly $18; marked choice 95-200s mostly $16. Quality variable. Harvest curtailed.

CHILE — Imports (2-2-0) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT.


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