Tropicals — F.o.b.s as of Feb. 24 - The Packer

Tropicals — F.o.b.s as of Feb. 24

CENTRAL AMERICAN IMPORTS — Imports (66-44*-46) — Imports from Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading fairly slow. Prices calabaza and chayote higher; ginger root, malanga, taro eddoes, dasheen (medium), yams (white) and yuca lower; dasheen (large) and yams (yellow) generally unchanged. Calabaza 50-pound sacks mostly $11-12. Chayote 20-pound cartons mostly $8-9, 40-pound cartons mostly $16. Ginger root 30-pound cartons mostly $36-37. Malanga 40-pound cartons blanca (large) mostly $30-31, lila (large) mostly $27-28. Taro 40-pound cartons eddoes mostly $27-28, dasheen 40-pound cartons (large) mostly $53-55, 50-pound sacks (medium) mostly $14-15. Yams (name) 45-pound cartons yellow mostly $31-32, 50-pound cartons white mostly $24-25. 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 $21.50-22.50. Quality good. *revised.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (2-1-2) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Supplies of chayote in too few hands to establish a market. Quality variable.


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