Pears — F.o.b.s as of March 17

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — Shipments (167-164-141 (includes exports 51-55-37)) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices anjou 70-100s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. 4/5-bushel cartons wrapped U.S. 1 anjou 70-90s $24-26, 100s mostly $24, 110s $22-24, 120s mostly $22, 135s $20-22; bosc (generally standard russet) 70-90s mostly $22-24, 100-120s $18-20; fine appearance (generally golden russet) 70-90s mostly $26, 100-120s $20-22. Quality generally good.

ARGENTINA — Imports (1-126-123) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. Expect sufficient number of importers to establish a market by March 22. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading active. Prices for 18-kilogram containers wrapped williams 70-80 size mostly $34, 90 size mostly $30-32, 100 size mostly $28-30, 110 size $26-28. Quality good.

CHILE — Imports (11-4*-11) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. Most supplies continue to be sold before arrival.


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