Squash purchases slipped three percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012.


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Typical squash, eggplant deals forecast for Florida


Florida grower-shippers expect normal fall seasons for squash and eggplant.

State Garden expanding Simple Beginnings salad line


State Garden Co. Inc., is expanding its salads line.

Southern Corporate Packers increases acreage, adds products


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.

New winter squash variety shipping


The Butterkin, a new winter squash variety, is now shipping.

Smooth Georgia to Florida vegetable transition expected


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.

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Market Scope - Squash — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 17


MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (111-120-105) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading very active for light supplies. Prices gray higher, others much higher. 4/7-bushel cartons zucchini small, small-medium and medium mostly $24.95; yellow straightneck small and small-medium $22.95-24.95, medium mostly $22.95; gray small and small-medium mostly $16.95, medium $16.95. 1 1/9-bushel cartons large zucchini mostly $24.95, yellow straightneck $22.95-24.95. Quality and condition variable. Many present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments at lower prices.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (9-35-57) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading spaghetti fairly active, others fairly slow. Prices butternut lower, others generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons butternut medium $11.95-12.95, large mostly $12.95; kabocha medium mostly $8.95-10.95, large mostly $10.95; spaghetti medium $14.95-16.95, large mostly $16.95. Quality variable. Crossings include light supplies of acorn.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (11-17-12) — Movement expected to increase. Trading active. Prices much higher. Includes palletizing and cooling. Half-bushel cartons zucchini small mostly $20.85, medium mostly $18.85, yellow straightneck small mostly $18.85, medium mostly $16.85. ¾-bushel cartons yellow crookneck small $18.85, medium $16.85. Quality generally good.


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