Apples — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 19

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — 2012 CROP Shipments (587-669-638 (includes exports 195-235-237)) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading active. Prices generally unchanged. Washington extra fancy carton tray pack red delicious 72-125s $18-20; golden delicious 72-125s $20-22; fuji 64s-88s $30-32; 100S $28, 113s $26; granny smith 72-100s $24-26, 113-125s $22-24. Washington extra fancy carton tray pack fine appearance red delicious 72-125s $20- $22; golden delicious 72-88s mostly $24, 100s $22-24; fuji 64- 88s mostly $36, 100s $30-32, 113s $28-30; granny smith 72-88s $30-34, 100s $28-30, 113-125s $26-28. Golden delicious, granny smith and fuji offerings are in fewer hands.

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — 2013 CROP Shipments (2-111-117 (includes exports 1-39-20)) — Movement expected to increase. Harvest of early varieties continues. Reportable volume of gala expected current week.

CHILE — Imports (124-305*-92) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease slightly. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices granny smith generally unchanged, others lower. 18-kilogram cartons tray pack fuji 64-90s $34-36, 100s $30-32, 110s $26-28, 120s $26-28; granny smith 70-90s $26-28, 100s $24-26, 110s $22-24; royal gala 70-90s mostly $30, 100s mostly $26, 110s mostly $22, 120s $20-22; braeburn 64-90s $256-28, 100s $24-26; Pink Lady/cripps pink 70-80s $22-24, 90s $20-22, 100s $20-22, 110s $18-20, 120s $16-18. Quality good. *revised.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF.— Shipments (37-57*-75) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. cartons U.S.e fancy 12 3-pound film bags 2½-inch minimum Gala mostly $22-26, granny smith mostly $20.50-22.50. Cartons U.S. extra fancy tray pack gala 80s mostly $44-46, 88s mostly $40-43, 100s mostly $30-34, 113s mostly $28-31, 125s mostly $22-24, 138s mostly $20-23; granny smith 88s mostly $29-32.50, 100s mostly $28.50, 113s mostly $28.50. *revised.

NEW YORK — Shipments — Shipments (2-2-6) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading active. Cartons U.S. extra fancy 12 3-pound film bags 2½-inch minimum ginger gold $22-24, paula red $22-24. Cartons U.S. extra fancy tray pack ginger gold 80s-100s mostly $27-30; paula red 88s- 100s $27-28.

NEW ENGLAND — Shipments (0-0-1) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Too few open market sales to establish a market.

APPALACHIAN DISTRICT (MD-PA-VA-WV) — Shipments (0-0-1) — Movement expected to increase as growers begin to harvest rambo, gingergolds and galas. Reportable volume expected Aug. 16-Sept. 2. FIRST REPORT.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (0-1-1) — Movement expected to increase as most shippers and sheds will begin packing paula red apples later in the period. Initial color and size appear to be above average for early fruit. Light supplies being diverted to local markets and farm stands.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Light harvest of gala possible Aug.18-24. Unseasonably cool, wet conditions have hindered the ripening of the crop. No f.o.b. is reported. FIRST REPORT.


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