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TROPICALS — F.O.B.S AS OF AUG. 4

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (39*-28*-19) — Imports from Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading fairly slow. Prices chayote (40 pounds), ginger root and yams (white) higher; chayote (20 pounds), malanga, dasheen and yuca lower; calabaza, taro eddoes and yams (yellow) generally unchanged. Calabaza 50-pound sacks mostly $15-16. Chayote 20-pound cartons mostly $6-7, 40-pound cartons mostly $11-12. Ginger root 30-pound cartons mostly $40. Malanga 40-pound cartons blanca (large) mostly $20-21, lila (large) mostly $25-26. Taro 40-pound cartons eddoes mostly $36; dasheen 50-pound sacks (medium) mostly $15-16. Yams (name) 45-pound cartons yellow mostly $58-59, 50-pound cartons white mostly $30. Yuca (cassava) 40-pound cartons mostly $16. Quality good. *revised. 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 $22-23. Quality good. *revised. MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (4-3-2) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 40-pound cartons chayote mostly $8. Quality variable.

 



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