Tropicals — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 7

CENTRAL AMERICAN IMPORTS — Imports (34-37*-17) — Imports from Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading fairly slow. Prices calabaza and yams (white) higher; chayote and dasheen (medium) lower; ginger root, malanga, taro eddoes, dasheen (large), yams (yellow) and yuca generally unchanged. Calabaza 50-pound sacks mostly $7.50-8. Chayote 20-pound cartons mostly $7-7.50, 40-pound cartons mostly $11-12. Ginger root 30-pound cartons mostly $38. Malanga 40-pound cartons blanca (large) mostly $48-49, lila (large) mostly $48-49. Taro 40-pound cartons eddoes mostly $33-34, dasheen 40-pound cartons (large) mostly $67-68, 50-pound sacks (medium) mostly $17-18. Yams (name) 45-pound cartons yellow mostly $53-54, 50-pound cartons white mostly $34-35. Yuca (cassava) 40-pound cartons mostly $16. Quality good. *revised.

CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Imports (3-2-1) — 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 $26. Quality good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (4-3-5) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices lower. 40-pound cartons mostly $10-10.50. Quality variable.


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