Tomatoes — F.o.b.s as of July 9

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA — Shipments (120-197-223) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early slow, late moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 25-pound cartons loose mature-greens extra-large mostly $5.95, large and medium mostly $5.95-6.95. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH OTAY MESA, CALIF. — Crossings (70-82-54, greenhouse 63-74-49, vine-ripes 7-8-5) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices higher. Field-grown and greenhouse cartons/flats two-layer 4x4 to 4x5s $9.95-10.95, 5x5 to 5x6s $8.95-9.95. Quality generally good. Harvest in Southern California was expected to begin with generally good quality and light volumes the week of July 9.

CHARLESTON-BEAUFORT DISTRICT, S.C. — Shipments (164-187-45) — Movement has concluded with end of shipping season. Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT.

SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS — Shipments (53-56-13) — Movement has concluded with end of shipping season. Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (1-2-1) — Movement expected to increase. No f.o.b. reported as of July 9. FIRST REPORT.

EASTERN SHORE, VA. — Shipments (0-0-2) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices 25-pound cartons mature-greens 85% U.S. 1 or better 5x6s $9.95, 6x6s $9.95, 6x7s $9.95.


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