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Market Scope - Cabbage — F.o.b.s as of April 21
NORTH, CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (101-97-82) — Movement expected to remain about the same as few growers finish for the season. Trading very active. Prices higher. Round green-type 50-pound carton medium $12, 50-pound sack $10-10.50, savoy-type 45-pound carton medium and red-type 50-pound carton medium in too few hands to establish a market. Quality generally good.
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (62-63-40) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices green slightly higher, red generally unchanged. 1¾-bushel crates and 50-pound cartons medium round green-type mostly $7-8, red-type mostly $8-9. Quality generally good.
SAN ANTONIO-WINTERGARDEN DISTRICT, TEXAS — Shipments (18-26*-31) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late slow. Prices red slightly higher because of light supplies, others generally unchanged. 1¾-bushel crates and 50-pound cartons medium round green-type $6-7, red-type (light supplies) mostly $8-8.50. 50-pound sacks round green-type extra-large $5. Quality generally good. *revised
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (21-21-20) —
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 17 units shipped the week of April 14. Trading early active, late fairly slow. Prices lower. 50- and 45-pound cartons 18-24s round green-type mostly $6.75, red-type mostly $6.75-8.75. Quality generally good.
CENTRAL COAST, CALIF. — Movement expected to increase above the 3 units shipped the week of April 14. Trading early active, late fairly slow. Prices lower. 50-pound cartons 18-24s round green-type mostly $6-7.15. Quality generally good.
SOUTH GEORGIA — Most shippers expect to start harvesting around May 5, possibly sooner if weather permits. No f.o.b. issued as of April 21.
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