Peppers, bell – F.o.b.s as March 10

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (260-264-265 (field grown 224-230-230, greenhouse 36-34-35)) — Movement expected about the same. Trading yellow and orange active, green and 11-pound carton red slow, others moderate. Prices yellow extra-large and 15-pound cartons red generally unchanged, others lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo and extra-large (light supplies) mostly $18.95, large mostly $14.95-16.95, medium mostly $12.95-14.95; fair quality green extra-large $12.95-14.95, large mostly $10.95-12.95, medium $8.95-10.95; red extra-large mostly $12.95-14.95, large mostly $12.95-13.95, medium $8.95-10.95, irregular size fair quality mostly $10.95. 15-pound cartons red extra-large and large $6.95-8.95. Greenhouse 11-pound cartons red extra-large mostly $8.95, large $8-8.95; yellow extra-large mostly $14.95-16.95, large $12.95-14.95; orange extra-large $16.95-18.95. Quality variable.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (89-116-118) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices green extra-large and large generally unchanged, others lower. Includes palletizing and cooling. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo and extra-large mostly $20.35, large mostly $16.35, medium and irregular size fair quality mostly $14.35, 11-pound cartons red and orange jumbo, extra-large and large fine appearance $15.95, yellow jumbo, extra-large and large fine appearance mostly $18.95-19.95. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (57-59-68 (greenhouse 35-32-41, field grown 22-27-27)) — Movement expected about the same. Trading red slow, others moderate. Prices lower. Greenhouse 11-pound cartons jumbo and extra-large red mostly $9-10, yellow mostly $12-14, orange (light supplies) $16-18. Quality generally good.


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