Peppers, other — F.o.b.s as of March 31

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (62-55-62) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices poblano higher, serrano generally unchanged, others lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons per pound large anaheim and yellow chile mostly 35 cents, jalapeño 35 cents, poblano 60-65 cents, serrano mostly 40-45 cents. Quality variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (60*-56*-46) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices poblano slightly higher, anaheim generally unchanged, others slightly lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates anaheim and poblano mostly $15-16, jalapeño mostly $17-18, serrano mostly $18-20. Quality and size variable. *revised.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (21-17-16) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Cartons of 12 1-pound film bags of mixed mini sweet peppers mostly $10.95-12.95. Quality generally good.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (7-6-5) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices jalapeño 1 1/9-bushel cartons and cubanelles lower. Includes palletizing and cooling. Half-bushel cartons hungarian wax mostly $7.35, jalapeño mostly $12.35. 1 1/9-bushel cartons jalapeño $18.35-20.35, cubanelles mostly $19.35-20.35. Quality generally good.


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