Tropicals — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 15

CENTRAL AMERICAN IMPORTS — Imports (24*-34*-17) — Imports from Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: south Florida. Trading moderate. Prices calabaza, malanga, yams (white) and yuca higher; chayote (40 pounds), taro eddoes, dasheen and yams (yellow) lower; chayote (20 pounds) and ginger root generally unchanged. Calabaza 50-pound sacks mostly $16-17. Chayote 20-pound cartons mostly $7.50; 40-pound cartons mostly $14-15. Ginger root 30-pound cartons mostly $19-20. Malanga 40-pound cartons blanca (medium) mostly $58; lila (large) mostly $54. Taro 40-pound cartons eddoes mostly $24-25; Dasheen (medium) mostly $27-28. Yams (name) 45-pound cartons yellow mostly $51-52; 50-pound cartons white mostly $25-26. Yuca (cassava) 40-pound cartons mostly $14-15. Quality good. *revised.

CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Imports (4-3*-2) — Imports from the Dominican Republic. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: south Florida. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Coconut 65- to 70-pound sacks 40s mostly $21-22. Quality good. *revised.


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