Tropicals – F.o.b.s as March 10

CENTRAL AMERICAN IMPORTS — Imports (55-42*-56) — Imports from Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading fairly slow. Prices chayote (20-pounds) and ginger root higher; calabaza, chayote (40-pounds), malanga (blanca), yams (name), and yuca lower; malanga (lila), taro eddoes, and dasheen (medium) generally unchanged. Calabaza 50-pound sacks mostly $12-13. Chayote 20-pound cartons mostly $10.50, 40-pound cartons mostly $14. Ginger root 30-pound cartons mostly $40-41. Malanga 40-pound cartons blanca (large) mostly $26-27, lila (large) mostly $26. Taro 40-pound cartons eddoes mostly $28-29, dasheen 50-pound sacks (medium) mostly $15-16. Yams (name) 45-pound cartons yellow mostly $29-30, 50-pound cartons white mostly $23. Yuca (cassava) 40-pound cartons mostly $16. Quality good. *revised.

CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Imports (1-2*-1) — Imports from the Dominican Republic. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Coconut 65-70-pound sacks 40s mostly $21. Quality good. *revised.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — TOMATILLOS — Crossings (21-16-17) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate. Prices higher. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates mostly $12- $13. Quality and condition variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — TOMATILLOS — Crossings (13-7-9) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early slow, late moderate. Prices higher. 40-pound cartons per-pound $.25-.30. Quality and condition variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — CHAYOTE — Crossings (2-1-4) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices 40-pound cartons mostly $9-10. Quality variable.


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