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

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (48-62-55) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices yellow chile generally unchanged, others lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons per pound large anaheim and jalapeño mostly 40 cents, poblano 50-55 cents, yellow chile 35-40 cents, serrano 40-45 cents. Quality variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (45-52-24**) — Movement expected about the same. Trading jalapeño moderate, others fairly active. Prices poblano slightly higher, others generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates jalapeño mostly $18-19, poblano mostly $14-15, serrano mostly $19-20. Quality and size variable. **data incomplete

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (27-21-17) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices of 12 1-pound film bags higher, others generally unchanged. Cartons of 12 1-pound film bags of mixed mini sweet peppers mostly $9.95-10.95, 9 2-pound film bags mostly $12.95-14.95. Quality generally good.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (5-7-6) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices jalapeño and cubanelles lower. Includes palletizing and cooling. Half-bushel cartons hungarian wax supplies in too few hands to establish a market, jalapeño mostly $12.35. 1 1/9-bushel cartons jalapeño and cubanelles mostly $22.35. Quality generally good.


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