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 July 21


CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (99-102-105) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 28-pound cartons loose owen T 20-25s $27.85-28.85, 30-35s mostly $24.85, 40-45s mostly $18.85-20.85, 50-55s mostly $16.85-18.85, 60-65s mostly $14.85-15.85, 70-75s $13.85-16.85; friar 30-35s mostly $24.85, 40-45s mostly $18.85-20.85, 50-55s mostly $16.85-18.85, 60-65s mostly $14.85-15.85, 70-75s mostly $13.85. Interspecific-type dapple dandy 40-45s $18.85-20.85, 50-55s $16.85-18.85, 60-65s $14.85-15.85, 70-75s $12.85-13.85. Dapple fire 30-35s $22.85-24.85, 40-45s $18.85-20.85, 50-55s $16.85-18.85, 60-65s $14.85-16.85, 70- 75s $12.85-14.85. Extra services included. 


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