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