Tropicals — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 27

CENTRAL AMERICAN IMPORTS — Imports (35-35*-53) — Imports from Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices malanga (lila), taro eddoes and yams (white) higher; calabaza, chayote (40 pounds), dasheen (medium), yams (yellow) and yuca lower; chayote (20 pounds), ginger root and malanga (blanca) generally unchanged. Calabaza 50-pound sacks mostly $8-9. Chayote 20-pound cartons mostly $7.50, 40-pound cartons mostly $11. Ginger root 30-pound cartons mostly $44-45. Malanga 40-pound cartons blanca (large) mostly $38, lila (large) mostly $36-37. Taro 40-pound cartons eddoes mostly $32, dasheen 40-pound cartons (large) mostly $53-55, 50-pound sacks (medium) mostly $16. Yams (name) 45-pound cartons yellow mostly $32, 50-pound cartons white mostly $23-24. Yuca (cassava) 40-pound cartons mostly $19-20. Quality good. *revised.

CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Imports (4*-3-4) — 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 $24-25. Quality good. *revised.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (2-5-0*) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early slow, late moderate. Prices higher. 40-pound cartons chayote mostly $11-12. Quality variable. *less than 50,000 pounds 


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