Peppers, other — F.o.b.s as of Feb. 24

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (58-54-49) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices yellow chile higher, others lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons per pound large anaheim mostly 60 cents, jalapeño 40-45 cents, yellow chile 50-55 cents. Quality variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (43-36-47) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices jalapeño generally unchanged, others lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates poblano mostly $14-15, jalapeño and serrano mostly $17-18. Quality and size variable.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (5-9-6) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices jalapeño and long hot higher, cubanelles and hungarian wax lower. Includes palletizing and cooling. Half-bushel cartons hungarian wax mostly $10.35-12.35, jalapeño mostly $12.35. 1 1/9-bushel cartons jalapeño mostly $22.35, cubanelles mostly $24.35, long hot mostly $22.35. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (16-24-24) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late very slow. Prices of 12 1-pound film bags of mixed mini sweet peppers lower, others generally unchanged. Cartons of 12 1-pound film bags mostly $9.95-11, 9 2-pound film bags mostly $14.95-16. Quality generally good.


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