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Market Scope - Lettuce, romaine — F.o.b.s as of April 14
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (238-281-379) —
SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF. — Movement expected to increase seasonally above the 323 units shipped the week of April 7. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices slightly higher. Cartons 24s mostly $14.25-15.61; hearts in 12 3-count packages mostly $14.45-15.65, film-lined 48s mostly $15.45-16.65. Quality generally good.
SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — Movement expected to increase slightly above the 22 units shipped the week of April 7. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices 24s higher, hearts slightly lower. Cartons 24s $12.85-14.95; hearts in 12 3-count packages $15.25-16.50. Quality generally good.
CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Movement expected to decrease sharply below the 21 units shipped the week of April 7 as most shippers are finished for the season. Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. Quality variable. Lighter shipments were expected to continue through April 19. LAST REPORT.
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 13 units shipped the week of April 7. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices lower. Cartons 24s mostly $11.75-12.75. Quality generally good.
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