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TROPICALS — F.O.B.S AS OF SEPT. 15

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (36-42*-25) — Imports from Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading fairly slow. Prices ginger root, dasheen (large) and yams (name) higher; chayote, malanga (blanca) and taro eddoes lower; calabaza, malanga (lila), dasheen (medium) and yuca generally unchanged. Calabaza 50-pound sacks mostly $13-14. Chayote 20-pound cartons mostly $8, 40-pound cartons mostly $14. Ginger root 30-pound cartons mostly $42. Malanga 40-pound cartons blanca (large) mostly $30-31, lila (large) mostly $25-26. Taro 40-pound cartons eddoes mostly $38; dasheen 40-pound cartons (large) mostly $57-58, 50-pound sacks (medium) mostly $16. Yams (name) 45-pound cartons yellow mostly $55-56, 50-pound cartons white mostly $25. Yuca (cassava) 40-pound cartons mostly $15. Quality good. *revised. CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Imports (3-3*-6) — Imports from the Dominican Republic. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Coconut 65- to 70-pound sacks 40s mostly $24. Quality good. *revised. MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (4-5-4) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. 40-pound cartons chayote mostly $10-11.50. Quality variable.

 



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