Tropicals — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 31

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (43*-41*-17) — Imports from Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Brazil. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices calabaza higher; malanga lila, eddoes and yams (name) lower; others generally unchanged. Calabaza 50-pound sacks mostly $9-11; chayote 40-pound cartons mostly $10.50-12.50; 20-pound cartons $7.00-9. Ginger root 30-pound cartons (from Brazil mostly $20-22); malanga 40-pound cartons blanca (large) mostly $35-38; lila (large) mostly $45- $48; Taro 40-pound cartons Eddoes mostly $22-25; 40-pound sacks Dasheen (Coco Islena) $17-19; Yams (Name) 45-pound cartons yellow mostly $40-43; 50-pound cartons white $22-25; yucca (cassava) 37-pound cartons mostly $14-16. Quality good. *revised.

CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Imports (1*-2-3) — Imports from the Dominican Republic. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Coconut 65-70-pound sacks 40s mostly $27-30. Quality good. *revised.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — CHAYOTE — Crossings (5-5*-6) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. 40-pound cartons mostly $9.50-10.50. Quality variable. *revised

Tomatoes, plum — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 31

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH OTAY MESA, CALIF. — Crossings (52-90*-78 (adapted environment 44-76*-66, open field 8-14*-12)) — Movement expected about the same. Trading medium slow, others fairly slow. Prices medium and organic generally unchanged, others lower. Adapted environment  25-pound cartons loose roma extra-large mostly $8.95-10.95, large mostly $8.95, medium mostly $8.30; Organic extra-large and large $12.95. Quality and condition variable. *revised

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (126-130*-73 (adapted environment 99-102*-57, open field 25-26*-14, controlled environment 2-2-2)) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices lower. Adapted environment  25-pound cartons loose roma extra-large mostly $9.95-10.95, large mostly $8.95-9.95, medium $8.30- $8.95, small $8.30. Quality and condition variable. *revised

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA — Shipments (43-30-39) — Movement expected to decrease sharply. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Quality and condition variable. Harvest halted by rain and wet fields Oct. 28-30. Light and sporadic shipments expected to continue through the week of Nov. 14. LAST REPORT.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (2-4-11) — Light harvest has begun. Expect sufficient volume for first f.o.b. by Nov. 10.

WEST FLORIDA — Shipments (0-1-2) — Light harvest has begun and expected to continue for the duration of the season.

Tomatoes, grape — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 31

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (0-6-24) — (organic 0-0- 1) Movement expected to decrease. Trading fairly slow. Palletizing and cooling included. Flats of 12 1-pint containers with lids $9.95-11.95. 20-pound cartons loose $19.95-21.95. Quality generally good.

WEST FLORIDA — Shipments (13-14-7 (organic 1-1-0)) Supply in too few hands to establish a market.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH OTAY MESA, CALIF. — Crossings adapted environment (10-9*-3) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Adapted environment  flats 12 1-pint containers with lids medium-large mostly $10.95, Organic mostly $12.95; 20-pound cartons loose medium-large mostly $20.95. Quality generally good. *revised

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings adapted environment (2-3-1) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices adapted environment flats of 12 1-pint containers with lids medium-large mostly $10-11. Quality generally good. FIRST REPORT —

Tomatoes, cherry — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 31

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (0-1-3) — Light harvest has begun. Expect sufficient volume for first f.o.b. by Nov. 10.

WEST FLORIDA — Shipments (3-2-2) — Light harvest expected to continue for the duration of the season.

Tomatoes — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 31

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA — Shipments (202-207-217) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Quality and condition variable. Harvest halted by rain and wet fields Oct. 28-30. Growers expected to resume harvest by Nov. 4.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (252-271*-189 (adapted environment 189-204*-140, open field 47-51*-35, controlled environment 16-16-14)) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading on the vine slow, others fairly slow. Prices on the vine generally unchanged, others lower. Adapted environment  25-pound cartons loose vine-ripe 4x5 size mostly $17.95-18.95, 5x5 size mostly $16.95-17.95, 5x6 size $15.95-16.95; cartons two-layer vine-ripes 4x4-4x5s mostly $16.95-18.95, 5x5s mostly $14.95-16.95; 5 kg/11-pound flats on the vine vine-ripes 4-5 count mostly $5-6. Quality and condition variable. *revised

WEST FLORIDA — Shipments (33-70-48) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading 6x7 size fairly slow, others moderate. Prices lower. Palletizing and cooling included. 85% U.S. 1 or better 5x6 size $17.95, 6x6 size $15.95, 6x7 size mostly $10.95-11.95. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH OTAY MESA, CALIF. — Crossings (29-16*-25 (adapted environment 25-14*-21, open field 4-2-4)) — Movement expected to increase. Supplies 4x4-4x5s fairly light. Trading 4x4-4x5s fairly slow, others slow. Prices lower. Adapted environment  cartons two-layer vine-ripes 4x4s mostly $12.95-14.95, 4x5s $12.95-14.95, 5x5-5x6s $10.95-12.95. Quality variable. *revised

VARIOUS U.S. SHIPPING POINTS — Greenhouse (26-20*-19) — No prices reported. *revised

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (0-3-3) — Light harvest has begun. Expect sufficient volume for f.o.b. by Nov.  7.

Tomatillos — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 31

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (30-27*-31) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices slightly lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates mostly $12-14. Quality and condition variable. *revised

Sweet potatoes — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 31

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (82*-101*-79) — Movement expected remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 40-pound cartons orange U.S. No. 1 $16-18, U.S. No. 1 petite $12- $14, U.S. No. 2 $8-10, no grade marks jumbo $8-10. *revised.

MISSISSIPPI — Shipments (27-23-22) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 40-pound cartons orange U.S. No. 1 $17-19, no grade marks U.S. No. 2  $9-11 jumbo mostly $9-10. Quality generally good.

ATWATER, LIVINGSTON DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (20-22-22) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices orange and red U.S. No. 1 lower, others unchanged. 40-pound cartons orange U.S. No. 1 mostly $24-26, no grade marks medium mostly $13-14 jumbo mostly $14-16; red U.S. No. 1  mostly $24-26, no grade marks medium mostly $13-14 jumbo mostly $14-16; white  U.S. No. 1 mostly $32-35 no grade marks medium mostly $12-14 jumbo mostly $13- $14; Japanese U.S. No. 1 $30-35 no grade marks medium $30- $35. Organic 40-pound cartons orange  U.S. No. 1 $34-36 red $34-36 white $39-42 Japanese $50. Quality generally good.

LOUISIANA — Shipments (7-9-8) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 40-pound cartons Orange U.S. No. 1 $17-19, no grade marks U.S. No. 2 $11 jumbo $10-11. Quality variable.

Squash — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 31

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (167-152-144) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading medium moderate, others slow. Supplies of medium fairly light. Prices yellow medium higher, others generally unchanged. 4/7-bushel cartons zucchini small and small-medium mostly $3-4, medium mostly $2.95-3; yellow small and small-medium mostly $3-4, medium $3-4; gray small and small-medium mostly $3.95-5, medium mostly $1.95-3. Some sales booked open with price to be established later.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (4-13-18) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. Quality generally good. The first f.o.b. report is expected to be issued the week of Nov. 14.

SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (25-32-31) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. Prices zucchini lower, yellow crookneck medium higher, others unchanged. Half- and 5/9-bushel cartons zucchini small mostly $5.35-6.85 $4.35-4.85; yellow straightneck small $8.35-8.85 medium $6.35- $6.85; three-quarter bushel cartons yellow crookneck insufficient to establish market. Quality generally good.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (2*-4*-14) — (includes organic 0- 0-1) Movement expected to increase as more shippers begin the season. Trading fairly slow. Prices Half-bushel cartons zucchini small mostly $5.35-6.35, medium mostly $3.35-4.35; yellow straightneck small mostly $8-8.35, medium mostly $6-6.35. three-quarter bushel cartons yellow crookneck small mostly $14-14.35, medium mostly $10-10.35. Includes palletizing and cooling. Quality generally good. *revised.

Spinach — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 31

CENTRAL COAST, CALIF. — Shipments (10-15-14) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices conventional slightly lower, Organic generally unchanged. Cartons bunched flat 24s mostly $12.45- $14.50. Organic cartons bunched flat 24s mostly $15.55-16. Quality variable.

IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Shipments (AZ 1-3-5, Crossings 0-1-2) — Movement expected to increase from Mexico and in Arizona as more shippers begin for the season. California shippers expect to begin harvest the week of Nov. 14. Supplies insufficient to establish a market. Quality generally good.

Radishes — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 31

SOUTH AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Crossings MX (7-11*-10), Shipments (CA 4- 4-4) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early slow, late moderate. Prices lower. Cartons red bunched 24s mostly $6.45-7.55, 48s $8.45-9.45. Quality variable. *revised —

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