The likelihood of a plum purchase dropped eight percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012, although the purple fruit still remains in the top 20 favorite fruits.


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Market Scope - Plums — F.o.b.s as of April 14


CHILE — Imports (24-25-9) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: Los Angeles. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Carton two-layer tray pack angeleno 30s $24-26, 40-44s $22-24, 48-50s $20-22; larry anne 30s $22-24, 40-44s $20-22, 48-50s $18-20. Quality good. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Carton two-layer tray pack angeleno 50s $24-26; friar 40s mostly $26, 50s $24-26, 60s $20-22; larry anne 40s $22-24, 50s $20-22, 60s $18-20. 9-kilogram containers loose angeleno 60s $22-24, 70s $20-22. Quality good. 


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