Bell peppers are a consistent favorite for many consumers. While the likelihood of a pepper purchase fell four percentage points from last year, peppers remain the No. 5 vegetable that shoppers select – a trend that’s held true for three years now. Peppers also rank sixth among items that shoppers say they’re buying now that they had not purchased previously.


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Market Scope - Peppers, bell — F.o.b.s as of April 21


MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (176-152-140, field-grown 148-128-116, greenhouse 28-24-24) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices green large and medium higher, 15-pound cartons red slightly lower, others generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green extra-large mostly $10.95, large $8.95-10.95, medium $6.95-8.95; fair quality green extra-large $6.95-8.95, large $6.95-7.95, medium mostly $5.95; red extra-large and large mostly $24.95, irregular size fair quality mostly $20.95. 15-pound cartons red extra-large and large mostly $14.95. Greenhouse 11-pound cartons red extra-large $8.95-10.95, large $8.95-9.95. Quality and condition variable.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (157-139-101) — Movement expected to increase. Trading active. Prices higher. Includes palletizing and cooling. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo and extra-large mostly $16.35, large mostly $14.35, medium and irregular size fair quality mostly $12.35. Quality generally good.

COACHELLA VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (22-32-48) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late active. Prices generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo and extra-large mostly $14.95, large $12.95, medium mostly $9.95-10.95, irregular size fair quality mostly $9.95; organic extra-large and large $38.95, irregular size fair quality $25.95. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (53-43*-8**, greenhouse 31-26*-4**, field-grown 22-17*-4**) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices red higher, yellow slightly lower, orange lower. Greenhouse 11-pound cartons jumbo and extra-large red (light supplies) mostly $10-11, yellow $10-11, orange mostly $11.25-12. Quality generally good. *revised, **data incomplete 


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