Tropicals — F.o.b.s as of March 24

CENTRAL AMERICAN IMPORTS — Imports (76-50*-37) — Imports from Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading fairly slow. Prices calabaza, chayote, lila (large), dasheen (large) lower; ginger root, blanca (large), eddoes (small) higher, yams, yuca generally unchanged. Calabaza 50-pound sacks mostly $11-12. Chayote 20-pound cartons mostly $9-10, 40-pound cartons mostly $14. Ginger root 30-pound cartons mostly $38. Malanga 40-pound cartons blanca (large) mostly $24, lila (large) mostly $26. Taro 40-pound cartons eddoes mostly $29; dasheen 40-pound cartons (large) mostly $53-55, 50-pound sacks (medium) mostly $15. Yams (name) 45-pound cartons yellow mostly $27-28, 50-pound cartons white mostly $24. Yuca (cassava) 40-pound cartons mostly $16. Quality good. *revised.

CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Imports (2-2*-2) — Imports from the Dominican Republic. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. Coconut 65- to 70-pound sacks 40s mostly $20-21. Quality good. *revised.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (4-3-2) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 40-pound cartons chayote mostly $11-12. Quality variable.


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