Tropicals — F.o.b.s as of March 31 - The Packer

Tropicals — F.o.b.s as of March 31

CENTRAL AMERICAN IMPORTS — Imports (51*-44*-27) — Imports from Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices chayote (40 pounds), ginger root, malanga, taro eddoes and dasheen (large) higher; calabaza, chayote (20 pounds), dasheen (medium), yams (white) and yuca lower; yams (yellow) generally unchanged. Calabaza 50-pound sacks mostly $10-11. Chayote 20-pound cartons mostly $9, 40-pound cartons mostly $14-15. Ginger root 30-pound cartons mostly $39-40. Malanga 40-pound cartons blanca (large) mostly $25-26, lila (large) mostly $28-29. Taro 40-pound cartons eddoes mostly $32; dasheen 40-pound cartons (large) mostly $54-55, 50-pound sacks (medium) mostly $14-15. Yams (name) 45-pound cartons yellow mostly $27-28, 50-pound cartons white mostly $20-21. Yuca (cassava) 40-pound cartons mostly $15-16. Quality good. *revised.

CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Imports (2-2-0) — 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.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (4*-4*-2) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 40-pound cartons of chayote mostly $11-12. Quality variable. *revised.


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