Lettuce, romaine — F.o.b.s as of March 24 - The Packer

Lettuce, romaine — F.o.b.s as of March 24

WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (397-399-315) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices hearts higher, 24s generally unchanged. Cartons 24s mostly $8.35-9.56; hearts in 12 3-count packages mostly $7.95-10.35, film-lined 48s mostly $8.95-11.25. Quality variable.

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (72-64-156) —

CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Movement expected to increase seasonally above the 74 units shipped the week of March 17. Trading fairly active at slightly lower prices. Prices slightly lower. Cartons 24s mostly $7.61-9.61; hearts in 12 3-count packages mostly $9-9.61. Quality generally good. Supplies in few hands.

IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIF. — Movement expected to decrease sharply below the 35 units shipped the week of March 17 as most shippers are finished for the season. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Quality variable. Lighter shipments were expected to continue through March 29. LAST REPORT.

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF. — Movement expected to increase seasonally above the 29 units shipped the week of March 17. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Most current shipments are hearts delivered on previous commitments and/or prior bookings. Quality generally good. The first f.o.b. report was expected to be issued the week of March 31.

OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 10 units shipped the week of March 17. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons 24s mostly $7.75. Quality generally good.

SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 3 units shipped the week of March 17. Trading moderate. Prices hearts in 12 3-count packages mostly $8.25-11. Quality generally good.


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