Squash purchases slipped three percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012.
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.
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.More Packer Stories for Squash
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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