Eggplant purchases remained relatively steady from last year. The likelihood of purchase for this purple vegetable was down one percentage point from Fresh Trends 2012.
Florida grower-shippers expect normal fall seasons for squash and eggplant.
IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Southern Corporate Packers Inc., is increasing acreage, growing some new items and expanding production of a commodity that isn’t widely grown in the fall.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The children and buyers have spoken through their votes at the Produce Marketing Association’s Sensory Experience Contest.
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.
For the second time, family-owned Rene Produce LLC has earned recognition from the Mexican government as exporter of the year.More Packer Stories for Eggplant
Market Scope - Eggplant — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 17
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (9-12-23) — Movement expected to increase. Trading 18s active, 24s moderate. Prices 1-bushel, 1 1/9-bushel and 1 1/6-bushel cartons wrapped 18s (light supplies) $18.95, 24s mostly $14.95; fair quality 24s $10.95-12.95. Quality variable.
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (4-8-8) — Movement expected to increase. Trading active. Prices higher. Includes palletizing and cooling. 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium wrapped mostly $16.85, fair quality mostly $12.35-12.85. Quality generally good.
SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (25-13-8) — Movement expected to decrease shippers are finished for the season. Supplies insufficient to establish market. LAST REPORT.
COACHELLA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA — Shipments (4-4-4) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices slightly higher. Cartons 18s and 24s mostly $16.95, fair quality mostly $10.95; organic 18s and 24s $24.95. Quality generally good.