Tropicals — F.o.b.s as of March 17

CENTRAL AMERICAN IMPORTS — Imports (42-76*-46) — Imports from Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading slow. Prices malanga (lila) higher; calabaza, chayote (20-pounds), ginger root, malanga (blanca), taro eddoes, dasheen (medium), yams (white), and yuca lower; chayote (40-pounds) and yams (yellow) generally unchanged. Calabaza 50-pound sacks mostly $10-11. Chayote 20-pound cartons mostly $9.50-10.50, 40-pound cartons mostly $14. Ginger root 30-pound cartons mostly $38-39. Malanga 40-pound cartons blanca (large) mostly $24-25, lila (large) mostly $27-28. Taro 40-pound cartons eddoes mostly $28; dasheen 40-pound cartons (large) mostly $53-55, 50-pound sacks (medium) mostly $14-15. Yams (name) 45-pound cartons yellow mostly $29-30, 50-pound cartons white mostly $22-23. Yuca (cassava) 40-pound cartons mostly $15-16. Quality good. *revised.

CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Imports (2-2*-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 $20-21. Quality good. *revised.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — CHAYOTE — Crossings (1-4-3) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices higher because of light supplies. 40-pound cartons mostly $11-12. Quality variable.


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