Growers anticipate normal Florida fall tomato deal - The Packer

Growers anticipate normal Florida fall tomato deal

11/11/2013 01:52:00 PM
Doug Ohlemeier

Williams said last spring went well on tomatoes.

In late October, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported these prices for 25-pound cartons of loose mature-greens 85% U.S. No. 1 or better from Quincy, Fla.: $16.95 for 5x6s, $14.95 for 6x6s and $11.95-12.95 for 6x7s.

Last year in mid-October, the USDA reported those same cartons from Quincy, Fla., selling for $13.95 for the 5x6s and 6x6s and $10.95-12.95 for the 6x7s.

For cherry tomatoes, the USDA in late October reported flats of 12 1-pint baskets from central and south Florida selling for $10.95-11.95.

Last year, flats of 12 1-pint baskets from Mexico crossing into Southern California sold for $10.95-12.95 in mid-October.

On grape tomatoes, the USDA reported $10.95-11.95 for flats of 12 1-pint baskets and $21.95 for 20-pound cartons of loose, medium large from central and south Florida.

Last year in mid-October, the USDA reported $13.95 for the flats and $25.95 for the cartons of loose, medium large from the Eastern Shore, Va.

Romas from central California in late October sold for $12.95 for 25-pound cartons of loose extra large and large with mediums fetching $11.95.

Last season in mid-October, romas from central California sold for $11.95-12.95 for 25-pound cartons of loose extra large and large.


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