Strawberries — F.o.b.s as of April 7 - The Packer

Strawberries — F.o.b.s as of April 7

OXNARD, CALIF., DISTRICT — Shipments (242-347-291) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading early slow, late active. Prices organic generally unchanged, others higher. Flats of 12 1-pint baskets medium-large $11-13. Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large mostly $9. Organic: Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large $16-18. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wide range in quality.

SANTA MARIA, CALIF., DISTRICT — Shipments (96-161-110) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early slow, late active. Prices organic unchanged, others higher. Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large $9-10. Organic: Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large $16-18. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wide range in quality. Rain and wet fields early in the period slowed movement and stunted harvest of berries.

ORANGE COUNTY, SAN DIEGO AND COACHELLA DISTRICTS — Shipments (30-22-8) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading early slow, late active. Prices higher. Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large mostly $9. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wide range in quality.

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF., DISTRICT — Shipments (12-21-1) — Movement expected to increase. Trading very active. Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large $9-10. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wide range in quality. Rain and wet fields early in the period slowed movement and stunted harvest of berries.

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Light harvest was expected to be possible the week of April 14. Unseasonably cold, wet weather may delay harvest slightly. No f.o.b. reported as of April 7. FIRST REPORT.


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