Consumers embrace these flavorful peppers to add a punch to all kinds of foods. The likelihood of a specialty pepper purchase fell three percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012.
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A tenant specializing in Hispanic produce is increasing traffic at Coosemans Chicago Inc.
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Market Scope - Peppers, other — F.o.b.s as of April 14
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (62-55-58) — Movement expected about the same. Trading anaheim fairly active, others slow. Prices anaheim higher, jalapeño lower, others generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons per pound large anaheim mostly 55 cents, jalapeño mostly 30-33 cents, yellow chile 30-35 cents; serrano mostly 40-45 cents. Quality variable.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (16-13-16) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. Prices slightly lower. Cartons of 12 1-pound film bags of mixed mini sweet peppers mostly $14.50. Quality generally good.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (46*-37*-15**) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices anaheim higher, others generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates anaheim mostly $16-17, jalapeño mostly $17-18, serrano mostly $18-20. Quality and size variable. *revised **data incomplete
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (5-5-6) — Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market.
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