MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (264-284-306, seedless 258-269-276, seeded 6-15-30) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading active. Prices higher. Red-flesh seedless-type 24-inch bins approximately 35 count and 45 count mostly 22 cents, 60 count mostly 20-22 cents, 75-80s mostly 16 cents. Quality and condition variable. Most present shipments from prior bookings and previous commitments at lower prices.

FLORIDA — Shipments (37-98-257; red-flesh seedless 26-78-204; red-flesh seeded 11-20-53) — Movement expected to increase. Trading active. Prices lower. 24-inch bins per cwt. red-flesh seeded 35s $18; red-flesh seedless-type 45s $24-26 60s $24-26. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (161-181-156) — Movement expected about the same. Trading 60 count and 6s active, others moderate. Supplies light. Prices cartons higher, bins generally unchanged. Red-flesh seedless-type per-pound 24-inch bins approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly 28 cents, approximately 60 count mostly 26 cents; cartons (supplies light) 4-5s mostly 30 cents, 6s 30-32 cents. Quality variable.

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (34*-17-**, seedless 23-15*4-3; seeded 0-0-0) — Imports via boat from Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: south Florida. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons flat red-flesh seedless miniature 5-6s $9-10. Red-flesh seedless-type 24-inch bins 45-60 count 25-27 cents per pound. Quality good. *revised. **unavailable.

LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Harvest was expected to begin late the week of April 23 and remain very light until the week of May 7, when additional shippers are expected to begin. FIRST REPORT.

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Pricing Dates: 
Sunday, April 22, 2012 to Saturday, May 5, 2012


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