Tropicals — F.o.b.s as of April 7 - The Packer

Tropicals — F.o.b.s as of April 7

CENTRAL AMERICAN IMPORTS — Imports (44-43*-39) — Imports from Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading slow. Prices yams (yellow) higher; calabaza, chayote (40-pound), malanga, taro eddoes, dasheen (medium) and yams (white) lower; chayote (20 pounds), ginger root, dasheen (large) and yuca generally unchanged. Calabaza 50-pound sacks mostly $9-10. Chayote 20-pound cartons mostly $9, 40-pound cartons mostly $14. Ginger root 30-pound cartons mostly $39-40. Malanga 40-pound cartons blanca (large) mostly $24-25, lila (large) mostly $26-27. Taro 40-pound cartons eddoes mostly $27-28; dasheen 40-pound cartons (large) mostly $54-55, 50-pound sacks (medium) mostly $14. Yams (name) 45-pound cartons yellow mostly $30, 50-pound cartons white mostly $20. Yuca (cassava) 40-pound cartons mostly $15-16. Quality good. *revised.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (4-2-1**) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate for light supplies. Prices generally unchanged. 40-pound chayote cartons mostly $11-12. Quality variable. **data incomplete.

CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Imports (2-3*-1) — Imports from the Dominican Republic. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Coconut 65- to 70-pound sacks 40s mostly $21-22. Quality good. *revised.


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