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Market Scope - Lettuce, romaine — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 15
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (364-321-328) —
SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 299 units shipped the week of Sept. 8. Trading hearts of 12 3-count fairly active at slightly lower prices, others fairly active at lower prices. Prices heart of 12 3-count packages slightly lower, others lower. Cartons 24s mostly $10.50-12.65; hearts in 12 3-count packages mostly $14.35-15.65, film-lined 48s mostly $15.35-16.75. Quality variable.
SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 29 units shipped the week of Sept. 8. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Cartons 24s supplies in too few hands to establish a market; hearts in 12 3-count packages $15.35-16.50. Quality variable.
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 7 units shipped the week of Sept. 8. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Cartons 24s $10.75-12.95. Quality variable.
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