Sales of this summer fruit remain popular, although the likelihood of a nectarine purchase fell four percentage points from last year.
Nectarines — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 26
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (72-34-23) — Movement expected to decrease. Most shippers have finished for the season. Light shipments expected to continue through Oct. 7. LAST REPORT.
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — Shipments moderate — Movement expected to decrease. Trading fairly slow. Prices 50s generally unchanged, others lower. Various yellow-flesh varieties Cartons two-layer tray pack 30-32s mostly $16-16.90, 40s mostly $14-14.90, 48s mostly $14-14.90, 50s mostly $12-12.90. Fewer supplies as more shippers finish for the season. LAST REPORT.