Tomatoes topped the chart as the No. 1 vegetable in Fresh Trends 2013. They were the third most-popular commodity overall, a title they laid claim to last year as well.
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.