Peppers, chili — F.o.b.s as of March 17

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (49-48-62) — Movement expected to increase. Trading jalapeno and yellow chilis slow, others moderate. Prices poblano higher, serrano generally unchanged, others lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons per-pound large anaheim and jalapeno 45-50 cents, poblano 55-60 cents, yellow chili 35-40 cents, serrano 50-55 cents. Quality variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (51-45*-52) — Movement expected about the same. Trading poblano moderate, others fairly active. Prices poblano generally unchanged, others slightly higher. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates jalapeno mostly $18-19, poblano mostly $13, serrano mostly $19-20. Quality and size variable. *revised

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — MIXED MINI SWEET — Crossings (26-27-21) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early slow, late moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons 12 1-pound film bags mostly $6.95-8.95, 9 2-pound film bags mostly $12.95-14.95. Quality generally good.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (7-5-7) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices hungarian wax lower, others higher. Includes palletizing and cooling. Half-bushel cartons hungarian wax mostly $8.35, jalapeno mostly $14.35. 1 1/9-bushel cartons jalapeno $25.35-26.35, cubanelles mostly $24.35-25.35, long hot mostly $25.35-26.35. Quality generally good.


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