MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (265-225-212, field-grown 230-197-187, greenhouse 35-28-25) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading green very active, 11-pound cartons red and yellow slow, others moderate. Prices green and 1 1/9-bushel cartons red higher, yellow lower, others generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo and extra-large (very light supplies) $30.95, large mostly $28.95, medium $26.95; fair quality green extra-large mostly $24.95-26.95, large mostly $24.95, medium mostly $20.95-22.95; red extra-large and large mostly $15.95, medium $12.95-14.95, irregular size fair quality mostly $12.95. 15-pound cartons red extra-large and large mostly $8.95-9.95. Greenhouse 11-pound cartons red extra-large $6.95-8.95, large mostly $5.95-6.95; yellow extra-large $8.95-10.95, large mostly $8.95. Quality and condition variable.
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (118-87-84) — Movement expected to remain about the same early, increase late. Trading active. Prices red, yellow and orange generally unchanged, green jumbo and extra-large slightly higher, other green higher. Includes palletizing and cooling. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo and extra-large mostly $30.35, large mostly $26.35-28.35, medium mostly $22.35, irregular size fair quality mostly $22.35-24.35 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 (68-38-12**, greenhouse 41-22-7**, field-grown 27-16-5**) — Movement expected about the same. Trading orange fairly active at slightly lower prices, others fairly active. Prices red slightly higher, orange slightly lower, yellow generally unchanged. Greenhouse 11-pound cartons jumbo and extra-large red mostly $8.25-8.35, yellow mostly $12-14, orange (light supplies) mostly $16-16.35. Quality generally good. **data incomplete
COACHELLA VALLEY, CALIF. — Harvest of green was expected to begin the week of March 24, about 7-10 days early because of ideal growing conditions. Most shippers expect to be underway the week of April 7. Quality expected to be generally good. FIRST REPORT.