Peppers, bell — F.o.b.s as of Feb. 24

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (243-229-260, field-grown 207-198-224, greenhouse 36-31-36) — Movement expected to increase. Trading green and 11-pound cartons active, others moderate. Prices 15-pound cartons red lower, others higher. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo and extra-large (light supplies) $18.95-20.95, large $16.95, medium mostly $14.95-15.95; fair quality green extra-large $14.95, large $12.95-14.95, medium mostly $12.95; red extra-large mostly $16.95-17.95, large mostly $16.95, medium $12.95-14.95, irregular size fair quality mostly $12.95-14.95. 15-pound cartons red extra-large and large $8.95-10.95. Greenhouse 11-pound cartons red extra-large $8.95-10.95, large mostly $8.95; yellow extra-large $14.95-16.95, large $14.95; orange extra-large $16.95, large $14.95. Quality variable.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (94-90-89) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading active. Prices red, yellow, and orange generally unchanged, green higher. Includes palletizing and cooling. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo and extra-large mostly $22.35, large mostly $18.35, medium and irregular size fair quality mostly $16.35. 11-pound cartons red, yellow and orange jumbo, extra-large and large fine appearance $18.95. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (58-53-57, greenhouse 34-32-35, field-grown 24-21-22) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices higher. Greenhouse 11-pound cartons jumbo and extra-large red $10-12, yellow mostly $15-17, orange mostly $16-17. Quality generally good.


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