Peppers, bell — F.o.b.s as of March 30 - The Packer

Peppers, bell — F.o.b.s as of March 30

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (225-212-207, field-grown 197-187-182, greenhouse 28-25-25) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading 1 1/9-bushel cartons red active, green slow, others moderate. Prices green much lower, 15-pound cartons red lower, others higher. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo and extra-large mostly $18.95-20.95, large $16.95-18.95, medium mostly $12.95-14.95; fair quality green extra-large $12.95-14.95, large mostly $12.95, medium $10.95-12.95; red extra-large and large mostly $22.95-24.95, irregular size fair quality mostly $18.95-20.95. 15-pound cartons red extra-large $14.95, large $12.95- $14.95. Greenhouse 11-pound cartons red extra-large $8.95-10.95, large mostly $8.95-9.95; yellow extra-large mostly $10.95-12.95, large $8.95-10.95. Quality and condition variable.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (87-84-135) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices green much lower, red and yellow lower, orange generally unchanged. Includes palletizing and cooling. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo and extra-large mostly $20.35, large mostly $18.35, medium and irregular size fair quality mostly $14.35-16.35. 11-pound cartons red jumbo fine appearance $12.95-14.95, yellow jumbo fine appearance $16.95-18.95, orange jumbo fine appearance $14.95-16.95. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (50*-54*-31, greenhouse 29*-33*-19, field-grown 21*-21*-12) — Movement expected about the same. Trading red jumbo active, yellow and orange jumbo active at much lower prices, others moderate. Prices red jumbo higher, extra-large lower; others much lower. Greenhouse 11-pound cartons red jumbo mostly $8.95-9.25, extra-large $6.95-8.25; yellow jumbo mostly $11-12.25, extra-large mostly $8.95-10; orange jumbo $12-14.25, extra-large $10.85-12.25. Quality generally good. *revised.

COACHELLA VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (0-0-11) — Movement of green expected to increase seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Sizing running heavily toward extra-large and jumbo. Quality generally good. The first f.o.b. report was expected to be issued by April 4.


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