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. 27


CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA* — Shipments fairly heavy — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active at lower prices. Prices lower. 7/10-bushel carton shippers first grade 75s $42.80-46.90, 95s $46.80-48.90, 115s $42.80-46.90, 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 $34.80-34.90, 95s $34.80-36.90, 115s mostly $32.80-34.90, 140s mostly $30.80-32.90, 165s mostly $25.80-32.90, 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, 235s $16.80-18.90. *revised district

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (64-65-55) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. 7/10-bushel cartons marked fancy 140s mostly $19-22, 165s mostly $18-20, 200s $16; marked choice 95s mostly $20-22, 115s mostly $18-20, 140s mostly $16-18, 165s mostly $13-17, 200s $12-14. Quality variable.

CHILE — Imports (21*-15-10) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 17-kilogram cartons 75-95s $40-42, 115s $38-40, 140s $32-34, 165s $22-24, 200s $20-22. Quality good. *revised.


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