Cucumbers — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 30

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (67*-66-45, greenhouse 40*-42-27, field-grown 27*-24-18) — 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 Jan. 6. *revised

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (231-273-197, field-grown 171-217-142, greenhouse 60-56-55) — Movement expected to increase. Trading long seedless and persian moderate, others slow. Prices 24s generally unchanged, others lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium mostly $10.95-12.95, fair quality mostly $8.95, ordinary quality $5.95-6; small mostly $7.95-8.95; large mostly $8.95-10. Cartons 24s $3.95-6, 36s mostly $5.95-6.95. 1 1/9-bushel crates pickles 200-300s and 300-400s mostly $10.95-12.35, 150-200s $8.95-10.35. Greenhouse cartons film-wrapped long seedless 12s $6.95-8.95; 22-pound cartons persian small and small-medium mostly $17.95-18. Quality and condition variable.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (61-46-22) — Movement expected to decrease as more shippers finish for the season. Trading medium active at slightly lower prices, fair quality active. Fair quality generally unchanged, medium slightly lower. Includes palletizing and cooling. Waxed 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium mostly $16.35, medium fair quality mostly $10.35; cartons 24s supplies insufficient to quote. Quality generally good.


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