Grower-shippers expect ample high-quality supplies of most Thanksgiving produce staples this year, with green beans the notable exception.
IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Despite slogging through heavy early fall rains that disrupted plantings and kept growers from entering their fields, Florida grower-shippers expect fall harvesting to begin on-time as usual for most crops.
Knight Management Inc., a south Florida grower-shipper of sweet corn and green beans, plans to sell its operations to a sugar processing company.
Though cabbage, sweet corn and cucumbers are starting late, growers expect to begin harvesting other summer New York vegetables on time.
Buyers should expect later starts for The Empire State’s sweet corn and cucumber deals, while green beans should begin harvesting on time but with lower volume.More Packer Stories for Beans
Market Scope - Beans — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 17
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (7-30-35) — Movement expected to increase. Trading active. Prices higher. Includes palletizing and cooling. Bushel cartons/crates. Round green-type machine-picked mostly $21.85-22.85. Hand-picked $25.85. Quality generally good.
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (10-11*-17) — Imports via boat from Guatemala. Movement remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices higher. 5-pound cartons haricots verts (French-type) mostly $7-8. Quality variable. *revised.
COACHELLA VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (4-8-10) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late very active. Prices much higher. 1 1/9-bushel cartons round green-type handpicked $28.95-30.95; organic mostly $35.95-38. Quality generally good.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (2-2-5) — Movement expected to increase. Supplies insufficient to establish a market. Quality variable. The first f.o.b. report was expected to be issued the week of Nov. 17.
SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (48-20-3) — Movement expected to decrease as shippers are generally finished for the season. Bushel/cartons round green-type machine-picked current supplies insufficient to establish market. LAST REPORT.