Tropicals — F.o.b.s as of Feb. 18 - The Packer

Tropicals — F.o.b.s as of Feb. 18

CENTRAL AMERICAN IMPORTS — Imports (60*-66*-29) — Imports from Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices calabaza, chayote (40 pounds), malanga, yams (white) and yuca higher; chayote (20 pounds) and yams (yellow) lower; ginger root, taro eddoes and dasheen generally unchanged. Calabaza 50-pound sacks mostly $11. Chayote 20-pound cartons mostly $7, 40-pound cartons mostly $15-16. Ginger root 30-pound cartons mostly $40. Malanga 40-pound cartons blanca (large) mostly $35-36, lila (large) mostly $32. Taro 40-pound cartons eddoes mostly $28-29, dasheen 40-pound cartons (large) mostly $53-55, 50-pound sacks (medium) mostly $15-16. Yams (name) 45-pound cartons yellow mostly $31-32, 50-pound cartons white mostly $26. Yuca (cassava) 40-pound cartons mostly $18-19. Quality good. *revised.

CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Imports (4*-3*-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 $22-23. Quality good. *revised.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (0-2-1) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. 40-pound cartons chayote mostly $12. Quality variable.


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