Apples — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 23 - The Packer

Apples — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 23

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — 2012 crop shipments (353-414-261, includes exports 91-111-56) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. Washington extra fancy carton tray pack red delicious 72-125s $17-18. Washington extra fancy carton tray pack fine appearance red delicious 72-125s mostly $18-20.

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — 2013 crop shipments (368-545-662, includes exports 61-89-111) — Movement expected to increase sharply. Trading active. Prices lower. Washington extra fancy carton tray pack gala 72-88s mostly $26, 100s $24, 113s $22-24, 125s $20-22; Washington extra fancy carton tray pack fine appearance gala 72-88s mostly $28, 100s $26, 113s $24-26, 125s $22-24. Reportable volume of golden delicious and Honeycrisp were expected the week of Sept. 23. Harvest continues in full swing.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (24-59*-88) — Movement expected to increase slightly as most fall varieties now being harvested and packed. Trading active. Prices mostly unchanged. Cartons U.S. extra fancy 12 3-pound film bags 2½-inch minimum gala mostly $20-22, golden delicious $18-20, mcintosh mostly $20, jonathan $18-20, jonamac $18-21, tray pack Honeycrisp 88s $64-66, 100s $60-65. Some growers reporting shortage of labor. *revised.

NEW YORK — Shipments (45-77-73) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices gala and Honeycrisp cartons tray pack slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Cartons U.S. extra fancy 12 3-pound film bags 2½-inch minimum ginger gold mostly $20, gala and mcintosh mostly $20-22. Cartons U.S. extra fancy tray pack gala 80-88s mostly $30, 100s $28-30; ginger gold 80-88s mostly $24, 100s $22-24; mcintosh 80-88s mostly $26-28, 100s mostly $26; Honeycrisp 80-100s mostly $60; cortland 80-100s mostly $28. Cartons U.S. extra fancy cell pack mcintosh 80-88s mostly $26-28, 100s mostly $26.

APPALACHIAN DISTRICT (MD-PA-VA-WV) — Shipments (30-41-49) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices lower. Cartons tray pack U.S. extra fancy red delicious 80-100s $24-25; gala 80-88s $28-30, 100s $25-26; ginger gold 72-88s $22-24, 100-113s $22; cartons of 12 3-pound film bags U.S. extra fancy 2½-inch minimum red delicious $20-22, gala mostly $22, mcintosh $22, ginger gold mostly $18.50-19.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (64-49-47) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons U.S. extra fancy 12 3-pound film bags 2½-inch minimum granny smith mostly $20-22. Cartons U.S. extra fancy tray pack granny smith 72s mostly $32-34, 80-88s mostly $30-32, 100s mostly $24-26, 113s mostly $23.

NEW ENGLAND — Shipments (2-4-6) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Unofficial prices for Sept. 23, cartons U.S. extra fancy 12 3-pound film bags 2½-inch minimum mcintosh mostly $22.50. Cartons U.S. extra fancy tray pack Honeycrisp 80-88s mostly $65.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (4-4-4) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices golden delicious higher, others unchanged. Cartons tray pack red delicious U.S. extra fancy 80-100s $24, 113-125s $22, cartons of 12 3-pound film bags red delicious U.S. extra fancy 2½-inch minimum/up $20-22.90; golden delicious U.S. extra fancy 80-88s $24-28, 100s $24-26, 113-125s $21-23, cartons of 12 3-pound film bags golden delicious U.S. extra fancy 2½-inch minimum/up $20-22; gala U.S. extra fancy 80-100s $26-28, 113-125s $21-25.50, cartons of 12 3-pound film bags gala U.S. extra fancy 2½-inch minimum/up $22-24.

CHILE — Imports (42-9-1) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease as domestic areas begin harvesting. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading slow. Prices lower. 18-kilogram cartons tray pack 90s mostly $18, 120s mostly $18; royal gala 70-90s $14-16, 100s $14-16, 110s $10.-12, 120s $10-12; Pink Lady/cripps pink 100s $14 110s $12 Quality good.


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