Florida tomato deal starts with lower yields and higher prices - The Packer

Florida tomato deal starts with lower yields and higher prices

10/30/2009 03:46:41 PM
Doug Ohlemeier

Last year in mid-November from central Florida: 5x6s sold for $19.95; 6x6s, $18.95; and 6x7s, $17.95.

On cherry tomatoes, flats of 12 1-pint baskets marketed for $15.95, down from $16.50-16.95 but higher than $8.95 last year.

For grape tomatoes from central Florida, flats of 12 1-pint containers with lids marketed for $10.95-11.95; 20-pound cartons of loose grapes sold for $19.95-21.95, down from earlier in the week when the 1-pint containers sold for $12.95-13.95 and the bulk sold for $24.95-25.95.

Last year, the USDA reported mid-November pints selling for $16.95-17.95 with cartons at $32.95-33.95.

Romas from central Florida sold for $11.95 for 25-pound cartons for extra-large and large with mediums selling for $9.95-10.95, down from $13.95 for extra-large and large and $11.95 for medium.  

Last year in mid-November, romas from central Florida sold for $16.95-17.95 for extra-large, $15.95-16.95 for large, and $14.95-15.95 for mediums.

Northern Florida production at Quincy usually starts in early October and runs through Thanksgiving.

Palmetto-Ruskin volume normally runs through Christmas, overlapping Immokalee and south Florida, which runs through the end of April, when central Florida’s spring volume resumes. Homestead volume normally starts after Christmas with volume in January through March.

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