Lettuce, romaine — F.o.b.s as of March 31

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (64-156-238) —

CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 108 units shipped the week of March 24. Trading hearts very active, 24s active. Prices much higher. Cartons 24s mostly $10.25-12.48; hearts in 12 3-count packages mostly $11.65-13.48, film-lined 48s mostly $12.65-14.48. Quality variable.

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF. — Movement expected to increase seasonally above the 100 units shipped the week of March 24. Trading hearts very active, 24s active. Prices cartons 24s mostly $12.35-12.61; hearts in 12 3-count packages mostly $12.61-14.50, film-lined 48s mostly $13.61-14.75. Quality generally good.

OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 10 units shipped the week of March 24. Trading early fairly active, late active. Prices higher. Cartons 24s $10.75-12.75. Quality generally good.

SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — Movement expected to increase above the 6 units shipped the week of March 24. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices cartons 24s $9.50-10.50. Quality generally good.

WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (399-315-194) — Movement expected to decrease as many shippers are finished for the season. Trading active. Prices much higher. Cartons 24s $10.95-12.56; hearts in 12-3 count packages $10.35-12.56, film-lined 48s mostly $11.35-13.56. Quality variable.


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