Growers expect steady supplies in shift from Florida to Georgia

10/04/2011 02:47:00 PM
Doug Ohlmeier

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Sept. 27 reported the following prices for these south Georgia crops:

Bell peppers: The USDA hadn’t started reporting Georgia prices, but reported 1 1/9 bushel cartons of jumbos and extra large from Michigan selling for $12-12.85 with larges at $10-10.85.

Cucumbers: 1 1/9 bushel cartons of waxed medium cucumbers from south Georgia selling for $16.35, with fair quality at $10.35-12.35.

Squash: Half and 5/9 bushel cartons zucchini small, $20-20.35; medium, $18-18.35; yellow straightneck small, $22-22.35; medium, $20-20.35; 3/4 bushel cartons yellow crookneck, small, $20-20.35, with mediums, $12.35-14.35.

Green beans: The USDA said Georgia harvesting was expected to begin in early October and reported these prices from western and central New York: bushel cartons/crates of precooled round green machine-picked, $24-28.

Sweet corn: As harvesting was expected to begin in early October, wirebound crates of 4 dozen minimum yellow from the Hudson Valley of New York selling for $10-10.35, bicolor, $8-10.35.

Eggplant: 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium from Georgia selling for $20-22.35 with large at $18-18.35.

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