Squash purchases slipped three percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012.
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.
IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Despite slogging through heavy early fall rains that disrupted plantings and kept growers from entering their fields, Florida grower-shippers expect fall harvesting to begin on-time as usual for most crops.
A temperature tracking system to help ensure quality deliveries of strawberries can be used with other fresh produce items.More Packer Stories for Squash
Market Scope - Squash — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 27
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (111-97-128) — Movement expected to increase. Trading slow. Prices lower. 4/7-bushel cartons zucchini small and small-medium mostly $6-7, medium mostly $4.95-5; yellow straightneck small and small-medium mostly $6-6.95, medium mostly $4.95; gray small and small-medium mostly $6.95-7.95, medium mostly $5.95-6. 1 1/9-bushel cartons large zucchini $4-5, yellow straightneck mostly $4.95. Quality and condition variable.
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (0-2-3) — Movement expected to increase as more shippers begin the season. Trading moderate. Prices ½-bushel cartons zucchini small mostly $8.35-10.35, medium mostly $6.35-8.35, yellow straightneck small mostly $10.35, medium mostly $8.35. Quality generally good.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (0-0-1) — Movement of butternut, spaghetti and kabocha expected to increase seasonally. Supplies insufficient to establish a market. Quality variable. The first f.o.b. report is expected to be issued the week of Nov. 3.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (1-0-0) — Most shippers are finished for the season. No f.o.b. issued as of Oct. 27. LAST REPORT.
SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (37-33-28) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading slow. Prices yellow crookneck higher, medium zucchini unchanged, others lower. Half- and 5/9-bushel cartons zucchini small $8.35-10.85, medium $6.35-8.85; yellow straightneck small $10.35-12.85, medium $8.35-8.85; ¾-bushel cartons yellow crookneck small mostly $16.35-16.85, medium $10.35-12.85.