This tropical fruit has a small but steady following. The likelihood of a papaya purchase remained the same as in Fresh Trends 2012, with 12% of shoppers picking up papaya in the past year.


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Market Scope - Papayas — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 20


MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (17-22-21) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices higher. 35- to 40-pound cartons maradol-type mostly $24. Quality and condition variable.

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (9-12*-17) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Belize and Guatemala. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading active. Prices higher. Cartons 30-35 pounds tainung-type 8-14s mostly $21. Quality generally good. *revised.

BRAZIL — Imports (11-11*-7) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Cartons 3.5-kilogram solo-type (golden) 7-12s mostly $9.50-10. Quality good. *revised.


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