The likelihood of an asparagus purchase slipped one percentage point from last year, but the stalks were the No. 3 “new” item that consumers listed as one they were buying now that they did not buy previously.
Asparagus — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 31
PERU — Imports (42*-29*-11) — Imports via air and boat. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading slow. Prices about unchanged. 11-pound cartons bunched green jumbo mostly $20-21.75, extra-large mostly $20-21, large mostly $21.75-22.50, standard mostly $21-22, small mostly $15-16.75. Quality fairly good. *revised.