Lettuce, romaine — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 18

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (339-328-288) —

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF. — Movement expected to decrease seasonally below the 207 units shipped the week of Nov. 11. Trading moderate. Prices slightly lower. Cartons 24s mostly $8.35-9.50; hearts in 12 3-count packages $11.35-12.75, film-lined 48s mostly $12.45-13.48. Quality variable.

SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — Movement expected to decrease sharply below the 20 units shipped the week of Nov. 11 as most shippers are finished for the season. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Cartons 24s $10.25-10.85. Quality generally good. Lighter shipments expected to continue through Nov. 23. LAST REPORT.

OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 9 units shipped the week of Nov. 11. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons 24s mostly $8.75. Quality generally good.

IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF. — Harvest in all desert growing areas was expected to start the week of Nov. 18. Quality expected to be generally good. The first f.o.b. report is expected to be issued the week of Dec. 2. FIRST REPORT.

WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (0-26-89) — Movement expected to increase as more shippers begin. Trading fairly active. Prices cartons 24s mostly $9.45-10.61; hearts in 12 3-count packages $12.45-13.85, film-lined 48s $13.56-14.35. Quality generally good.


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