Peppers, other — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 21

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (42-80-65) — Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Prices lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons per pound large anaheim 40-45 cents, jalapeño mostly 25-30 cents, poblano mostly 50 cents, serrano 50-55 cents, yellow chile mostly 30 cents. Quality variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (50-63-57) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late slow. Prices anaheim generally unchanged, others lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates anaheim mostly $15-16, jalapeño mostly $12-13, poblano mostly $11-12, serrano mostly $20-22. Quality and size variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (6-8-11) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices cartons of 12 1-pound film bags mixed mini sweet peppers mostly $16-17. Quality generally good.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (7-4-6) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices cubanelles and jalapeño slightly higher. Includes palletizing and cooling. Half-bushel cartons hungarian wax mostly $15.35-16.35, jalapeño mostly $12.35-14.35. 1/9-bushel cartons jalapeño mostly $20.35-22.35, cubanelles mostly $24.35. Quality generally good.


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