Squash purchases slipped three percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012.
In line with its recent western expansion, J&J Family of Farms hired Mari Danielson as western sales manager.
Florida grower-shippers expect normal fall seasons for squash and eggplant.
State Garden Co. Inc., is expanding its salads line.
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.
The Butterkin, a new winter squash variety, is now shipping.More Packer Stories for Squash
Market Scope - Squash — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 8
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (106-94-134) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early fairly slow, late fairly active. Prices higher. 4/7-bushel cartons zucchini small and small-medium mostly $20.95-22.95, medium mostly $18.95-20.95; yellow straightneck small and small-medium $20.95-22.95, medium mostly $18.95-20.95; gray small and small-medium $15.95-16.95, medium mostly $14.95. 1 1/9-bushel cartons large zucchini $18.95-20.95, yellow straightneck mostly $20.95. Quality and condition variable.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (70-55-50) — Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Prices kabocha generally unchanged, others lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons acorn medium mostly $10-11, large mostly $10.95-13; butternut medium mostly $8.95-10, large mostly $9.95-10.95; kabocha medium mostly $5.95-8, large mostly $7.95-10; spaghetti medium mostly $10-10.95, large mostly $10.95-12.95. Quality variable.
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (16-7-16) — Movement expected to decrease early, increase late. Trading active. Prices generally unchanged. Includes palletizing and cooling. Half-bushel cartons zucchini small $20.35-20.85, medium $18.35-18.85, yellow straightneck small mostly $20.35, medium mostly $18.35. ¾-bushel cartons yellow crookneck small $20.35-20.85, medium $16.35-16.85. Quality generally good.