Broccoli — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 22

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (117-117-130) —

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 90 units shipped the week of Oct. 15. Trading moderate. Prices crown cut slightly lower, bunched generally unchanged. Cartons bunched 14s mostly $6.25-7.15, 18s mostly $6.75-7.65, 20-pound loose crown cut mostly $8-9. Quality variable.

SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 39 units shipped the week of Oct. 15. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons bunched 14s mostly $5.75-7, 18s mostly $6.25-7.50, 20-pound loose crown cut mostly $7.50-8.65. Quality generally good.

CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Movement expected to increase seasonally above the 1 unit shipped the week of Oct. 15. Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. Unofficial prices expected to be reported the week of Oct. 29. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (41-49-44) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active at slightly lower prices. Prices slightly lower. 20-pound cartons loose crown cut mostly $8.50-9.50. Quality generally good.

WESTERN ARIZONA — Harvest is expected to begin the week of Nov. 12. Quality expected to be generally good. FIRST REPORT.


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