Strawberries

This sweet red fruit gained moved up the popularity chart this year. Strawberries passed grapes as the No. 3 fruit in Fresh Trends 2013. The red berries, which were No. 4 last year, beat out grapes by only three-tenths of a percentage point.

More data for Strawberries

Strawberries — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 31

OXNARD, CALIF., DISTRICT — Shipments (44-54-57) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading very active. Prices higher. Flats of eight 1-pound containers with lids medium mostly $22-24; organic $30-36. Includes palletizing and cooling. Quality variable.

SANTA MARIA, CALIF. DISTRICT — Shipments (90-34-51) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading very active. Prices higher. Flats of eight 1-pound containers with lids medium mostly $20-22; Organic $24-26. Includes palletizing and cooling. Quality variable.

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF. — Shipments (189-25-39) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Harvesting curtailed because of rain and wet fields. Remaining supplies in too few hands to establish market. Most shippers have finished for the season. LAST REPORT.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS DISTRICT — Crossings (3-7-11) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading very active. Flats of eight 1-pound containers with lids small-medium mostly $26. Includes palletizing and cooling. Quality variable. FIRST REPORT.

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