Cucumbers — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 23 - The Packer

Cucumbers — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 23

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (242-231-273, field-grown 174-171-217, greenhouse 68-60-56) — Movement expected about the same. Trading long seedless and persian fairly active, pickles moderate, others slow. Prices long seedless higher, persian much higher, pickles and small generally unchanged, others lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium (supplies light) $12.95-14.95, fair quality mostly $10.95, ordinary quality $5.95-6.95; small mostly $8.95; large $8.95-10.95. Cartons 24s mostly $4.95, 36s mostly $6.95-7.95. 1 1/9-bushel crates pickles 200-300s and 300-400s mostly $12.95-14.35, 150-200s $10.95-12.35. Greenhouse cartons film-wrapped long seedless 12s mostly $7.95-8; 22-pound cartons persian small and small-medium mostly $18-18.95. Quality and condition variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (55**-57*-66*) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. The first f.o.b. report was expected the week of Dec. 30. *incomplete data **revised

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (53-61-46) — Movement expected to decrease as more shippers finish for the season. Trading moderate. Fair quality generally unchanged, others slightly lower. Includes palletizing and cooling. Waxed 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium mostly $16.35-18.35, medium fair quality mostly $10.35; cartons 24s mostly $7.35. Quality generally good. 


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