This tropical fruit has a small but steady following. The likelihood of a papaya purchase remained the same as in Fresh Trends 2012, with 12% of shoppers picking up papaya in the past year.
Papayas — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 31
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (51-54*-42) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices lower. 35-40-pound cartons Maradol mostly $15-16.50. Quality and condition variable. *revised
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (8*-8-9) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease because of port truck strike. Guatemala. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices about unchanged. Cartons 30-35-pounds tainung 10-14s mostly $20. Quality variable. *revised.
BRAZIL — Imports — (1-8*-0) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices about unchanged. Cartons 3.5-kilogram solo (golden) 8-12s mostly $10. Quality good. *revised.