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This information, provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service, shows week-by-week shipments and f.o.b.s for commodities from  shipments for the fresh market. Protective services are extra unless otherwise stated. Shipments, in 1,000 cwt., are for weeks ending: 1st no. = June 20; 2nd no. = June 27; 3rd no. = July 4. Expected movement is for July 5-18. F.o.b. prices are as of July 6.

Apples

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON 2019 CROP — Shipments (1,034-953-935, Includes exports 265-248-233) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Fairly Active. Prices Generally Unchanged. Washington Extra Fancy Carton tray pack Red Delicious 72-88s mostly 14.00-16.00, 100-113s mostly 13.00-15.00; Golden Delicious fine appearance 72s mostly 25.00-28.00, 80s mostly 24.00-26.00, 88s mostly 22.00-26.00, 100s mostly 18.00-22.00; Fuji 64-88s mostly 18.00-20.00, 100s mostly 16.00-18.00, 113s mostly 14.00-17.00; Granny Smith 64s mostly 18.00-20.00, 72-80s mostly 18.00-22.00, 88s mostly 18.00-20.00, 100s mostly 17.00-19.00, 113-125s mostly 16.00-18.00; Gala 64-72s mostly 21.00-24.00, 80s 22.00-24.00, 88s mostly 19.00-20.00, 100s mostly 15.00-17.00, 113s mostly 14.00-16.00, 125s mostly 14.00-15.00; Honeycrisp 56s mostly 30.00-36.90, 64s mostly 34.00-40.90, 72-80s 36.00-42.90, 88s mostly 34.00-40.90, 100s mostly 32.00-38.90. Cartons 12 3-pound film bags Red Delicious Washington Extra Fancy 2 1/2" minimum mostly 15.95-17.95; Golden Delicious 2 1/2" minimum mostly 16.95-18.95; Fuji 2 1/2" minimum mostly 16.95-19.95; Granny Smith 1/2" minimum mostly 18.95-20.95; Gala 2 1/2" minimum mostly 17.95-19.95; Honeycrisp 2 1/2" minimum mostly 30.95-34.95. ORGANIC cartons tray pack Gala Washington Extra Fancy 64s mostly 22.00-26.00, 72s mostly 20.00-26.00, 80s mostly 22.00-26.00, 88s mostly 20.00-24.00, 100s mostly 20.00-22.00; cartons 12 3-pound film bags Gala 2 1/2" minimum mostly 20.95-24.95. 

CHILE IMPORTS — PORT OF ENTRY PHILADELPHIA AREA 2020 CROP — Imports via Boat (104-32*-62) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading Moderate. Prices Unchanged. 18 kg cartons tray pack Gala Marked Extra Fancy 70s 26.00-28.00, 80s mostly 26.00, 90s mostly 24.00, 100s 20,00-22.00. (*revised)

NEW YORK 2019 CROP — Shipments (36-23-20) — Movement expected to seasonally decrease. Too few open market sales to establish a market.

Apricots

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON — Shipments (1-3-9) — Movement expected about the same. Supplies light. Trading Fairly Active. Prices cartons 2 layer tray pack 60-64s mostly 32.95-34.95, 70-72s mostly 30.95-32.95, 80-84s mostly 28.95-30.95. 24 lb cartons loose 1 7/8" min 28.95-30.95. Varieties include Rival, Robada, Perfection, Tomcot, Goldbar, Goldstrike, Patterson, and Riland. Quality generally good.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA 2020 CROP — Shipments (5-4*-#) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading Fairly Slow. Prices Generally Unchanged. Carton 2 layer Various Varieties 64s mostly 20.95-22.95, 72s mostly 18.95-20.95, 84s mostly 16.95-18.95 Carton 3 layer 162s mostly 16.95-18.95. Primary variety Kylese. Extra services included. (* revised, # less than 50,000 lbs)

Avocados

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS 2019 CROP — Crossings (413-365-273) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading Slow. Prices 32-48s lower, others generally unchanged. Cartons 2 layer Hass 32-36s mostly 28.25-30.25, 40-48s mostly 28.25-30.25, 60s mostly 26.25-28.25, 70s mostly 24.25-25.25, 84s mostly 20.25-21.25. Extra services included.

PERU IMPORTS — PORTS OF ENTRY PHILADELPHIA AREA AND NEW YORK CITY AREA 2020 CROP — Imports via Boat (24*-82*-38) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Lower. Cartons 2 layer Hass 32s-36s mostly 22.00-24.00, 40s 25.00-26.00, 48s mostly 26.00. (* revised)

FLORIDA SOUTH DISTRICT — Shipments (7*-12*-14) — Movement expected to increase. Trading Active. Prices Lower. Various Green Skin Varieties, mainly Donnie and Simmonds; few Arue; Cartons one layer 9-12s 10.00-11.00; Cartons two layers 18-24s- 18.00-20.00. (*revised)

SOUTH DISTRICT CALIFORNIA 2020 CROP — Shipments (143-153-U) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Conventional 32-40s and 84s lower, others generally unchanged. Carton 2 layer Hass 32-36s mostly 38.25-40.25, 40s mostly 38.25-40.25, 48s mostly 38.25-40.25, 60s mostly 34.25-36.25, 70s mostly 26.25-28.25, 84s mostly 20.25-21.25. Carton 2 layer Hass ORGANIC 40s mostly 53.25-56.25, 48s mostly 58.25-60.25, 60s mostly 52.25-54.24, 70s mostly 40.25-42.25. Extra services included. (U =unavailable)

Blueberries

SOUTH NEW JERSEY 2020 CROP — Shipments (26-96*-91) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading Very Active. Prices Slightly Lower. Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids large mostly 21.00-22.00, ORGANIC flats 12 6-ounce cups with lids 18.00-20.50. Quality good. (*revised)

OREGON AND WASHINGTON — Shipments (7-39-66) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active at lower prices. Prices Lower. Wide range in prices. Includes palletizing and cooling. Some present Shipments represent previous commitments and/or prior bookings. Mostly Duke variety. Prices flats 12 1-pints cups with lids medium-large mostly 20.00-22.00. Flats 12 6-ounce cups with lids medium-large 12.00-14.00. ORGANIC flats 12 1-pints cups with lids medium-large mostly 26.00-30.00. Flats 12 6-ounce cups with lids medium-large 17.50-20.50. Quality good. 

SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments (28-6-6) — Movement expected to decrease sharply. Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. Quality and condition variable. Light and sporadic Shipments expected to continue through July 10. LAST REPORT.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (0-0-1) — Movement expected to increase. Expect first FOB Shipping Point prices within the period.

BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA CROSSINGS THROUGH NORTHWEST WASHINGTON — Harvest expected to begin the week of July 5. Movement expected to increase the week of July 12 as additional growers begin. The first F.O.B. report is expected to be issued by July 15. Quality and condition expected to be generally good. FIRST REPORT.

Cantaloupes

GEORGIA — Shipments (101-99-89) — Movement expected to decrease as some shippers finish the season. Supply light. Too few new sales to establish a market.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA — Shipments (0-13-85) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading Moderate. Prices ½ cartons 9s mostly 12.95, 12s mostly 12.95-13.95; ORGANIC 9-12s mostly 16.95. Oversized 1/2 cartons 9s (6 size) mostly 12.95. Quality generally good. FIRST REPORT.

NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTH CAROLINA — Shipments (1-11-20) — Very light shipments have begun. Expect sufficient volume and number of shippers for first F.O.B. report within 7-10 days.

SOUTHWEST INDIANA AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS — Shipments (0-0-5) — Light Shipments have begun. Expect sufficient volume and number of shippers for first F.O.B. report within 7-10 days.

IMPERIAL AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS CALIFORNIA AND CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (AZ 189-142-93, CA 68-76-74) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading Moderate. Prices Lower. 1/2 cartons 6-9s mostly 12.95. Oversized 1/2 cartons 6s (5 size) mostly 11.95-12.95, 9s (6 size) mostly 12.95. Quality generally good. 

Cherries

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON — Shipments (418-745-454) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Very Active. Prices Generally Unchanged. Most present — Shipments from previous commitments and/or prior bookings. 15 pound cartons bagged Rainier Washington One 9 1/2 row size mostly 70.95-75.95, 10 row size mostly 65.95-70.95, 10 1/2 row size mostly 55.95-60.95. 18 pound cartons bagged and cartons 8 2.25-pound film bags Various Red Sweet Varieties Washington One 9 1/2 row size mostly 60.95-70.95, 10 row size mostly 55.95-60.95, 10 1/2 row size 45.95-55.95, 11 row size mostly 35.95-45.95, 11 1/2 row size mostly 35.95-40.95, 12 row sz 30.95-35.95.

Grapes

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES ARIZONA — Crossings (647*-490*-182) — Movement expected to decrease sharply. Trading Flame and Red Globe fairly slow, others moderate. Prices Red Globe lower, others slightly lower. 18 pound containers bagged U.S. One Sugraone large mostly 12.95-14.95, Flame large mostly 10.95-12.95, Red Seedless and Sweet Celebration large mostly 16.95. 18 pound containers bagged Red Globe large mostly 14.95, medium-large mostly 12.95. Quality generally good. (* revised)

COACHELLA VALLEY CALIFORNIA 2020 CROP — Shipments (84-69-69) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading Active at lower prices. Prices Slightly Lower. 18 pound containers bagged U.S.One White Seedless large mostly 20.95-22.95; Flame Seedless large 18.95-20.95. Extra services included. Most shipments being booked at previously committed prices. Very few spot market sales.

KERN DISTRICT CALIFORNIA 2020 CROP — Shipments (0-0-0) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Very light harvesting has begun in the district. F.O.B. expected to begin on or around July 20th. FIRST REPORT. 

Lemons

SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments Moderate — Movement expected about the same. Supplies Fancy fairly light. Trading Active. Prices Generally Unchanged. 7/10 bushel cartons Shippers First Grade 75s mostly 31.18-34.20, 95s mostly 36.18-39.20, 115s mostly 35.18-39.20, 140s mostly 34.18-38.20, 165s mostly 30.18-32.20, 200s mostly 29.18-32.20, 235s mostly 26.18-28.20; Shippers Choice 75s mostly 18.18-22.20, 95-115s 23.18-25.20, 140s mostly 25.18-26.20, 165s mostly 25.18-27.20, 200s mostly 24.18-26.20, 235s mostly 22.18-24.20. ORGANIC 7/10 bushel Shippers First Grade 75s mostly 42.18-45.20, 95-115s mostly 52.18-56.20, 140s mostly 51.18-56.20; Shippers Choice 95-115s mostly 28.18-35.20, 140s 25.18-35.20.

Limes

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (277-239*-262) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. Prices 110-150s slightly lower, others generally unchanged. 40 pound cartons Seedless type 110-150s mostly 10.00-11.00, 175s mostly 9.00-10.00, 200s mostly 8.00-9.00, 230s mostly 7.00-8.00, 250s mostly 6.50-7.50. Quality variable. (* revised)

Mangoes

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (238-208*-231) — Movement expected about the same. Crossings include light supplies of Hadens. Trading Moderate. Prices Ataulfo 12-14s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Cartons 1 layer Tommy Atkins 6s 3.75-4.25, 7s 4.00-4.25, 8s mostly 3.75-4.00, 9s mostly 3.00-3.50, 10s mostly 2.75-3.00, 12s mostly 2.50-2.75; Kent 6s 3.75-4.25, 7-8s 3.75 4.00, Ataulfo 12s mostly 8.00-8.50, 14s mostly 7.50-8.00, 16s mostly 5.50-6.50, 18s 4.00-5.00, 20s 3.50-4.50, 22s 3.50-4.00. Quality variable. (*revised)

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES ARIZONA — Crossings (98-92*-99) — Movement expected about the same. Volume includes light crossings of Keitt variety. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate. Prices Kent, Tommy Atkins 10-12s and Ataulfo 14s slightly higher, Ataulfo 16s generally unchanged, others lower. Cartons 1 layer Kent 6-8s mostly 4.25, 9s mostly 3.75, 10s mostly 3.25-3.50, 12s 3.25; Tommy Atkins 6-7s mostly 4.00, 8s mostly 3.75-4.00, 9s mostly 3.50-3.75, 10s mostly 3.25-3.50, 12s mostly 3.25; Ataulfo 14s mostly 6.50-7.00, 16s mostly 6.00, 18s mostly 4.00-4.25, 20-22s mostly 3.50 4.00. Quality Variable. (* revised)

CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — PORTS OF ENTRY SOUTH FLORIDA Imports via Boat (16-24*-24) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading Fairly Active. Prices Generally Unchanged. From Haiti. Flats 1 layer Francis (Francine) 8-11s mostly 8.00-9.00;12s mostly 8.00. (* revised)

Nectarines

CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA 2020 CROP — Shipments (71-90*-84) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Fairly Slow. Prices Generally Unchanged. Various Yellow Varieties carton 2 layer 54-56s mostly 16.95-18.95, 25 lb carton loose 60-64 size mostly 12.95-14.95, 70-72 size mostly 11.95-13.95. Various White Varieties carton 2 layer 48-50s mostly 18.95-
20.95, 54-56s mostly 16.95-18.95, 25 lb carton loose 60-64 size 15.95-16.95, 70-72 size mostly 13.95-14.95. Primary Varieties See fire, Red Ryan and Polar Light. Extra services included. (* revised)

Oranges

FLORIDA — Shipments (36-34-29, Includes exports 1-0-0) — Prices not reported. — Shipments are for weeks ending June 6, June 13 and June 20 in that order.

SOUTH AFRICA IMPORTS — PORT OF ENTRY PHILADELPHIA AREA 2020 CROP — Imports via Boat (0-0-0) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading Fairly Slow. Prices Unchanged. 15 kg cartons Navel 40s-56s 24.00-26.00, 64s mostly 24.00, 72s-88s mostly 22.00.

SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments Moderate — Movement of Valencia expected about the same. Trading Fairly Active. Prices Generally Unchanged. 7/10 bushel cartons Valencia Shippers First Grade 48-56s mostly 19.18-22.20, 72s mostly 21.18-25.20, 88s mostly 22.18-26.20, 113-138s mostly 21.18-24.20; Shippers Choice 48-56s mostly 16.18-18.20, 72s mostly 17.18-19.20, 88s mostly 18.18-19.20, 113-138s 18.18-20.20. ORGANIC 7/10 bushel cartons Valencia Shippers First Grade 56-88s mostly 24.18-28.20, 113s mostly 22.18-26.20. Navel supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. 

Peaches

CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA 2020 CROP — Shipments (90-111*-105) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Various Yellow Flesh 25 lb carton loose higher, others generally unchanged. Various Yellow Varieties Cartons 2 layer tray pack 48-50s mostly 18.95-20.95, 54-56s mostly 15.95-16.95, 25 lb carton loose 60-64 size mostly 13.95-15.95. Various White Flesh Varieties 25 lb carton loose 54-56 size mostly 14.95-16.95, 60-64 size 13.95-15.95, 70-72 size 9.95-11.96. Extra services included. Primary yellow flesh varieties Mat Princess and Krista. (*revised)

SOUTH CAROLINA 2020 CROP — Shipments (74-89-90) — Movement expected to remain about the same Trading Moderate. Prices Unchanged. 1/2 bushel cartons Various Yellow Flesh varieties 2 3/4 inch minimum mostly 18.85, 2 1/2 inch min mostly 15.85 (some shipped with price to be determined later) and 2 1/4 inch min mostly 10.85. Varieties include July Prince, Scarlet Prince, Red Top. Quality generally good.

SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY 2020 CROP — Shipments (0-0-1) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly active for light supplies. Various Yellow Flesh Varieties mostly Sentry and Glenglo 1/2 bushel cartons 2 3/4 inch and up $20.85-22.85. 

Plums

CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA 2020 CROP — Shipments (30-43-51) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Generally Unchanged. Black Splendor 28 lb carton loose 30-35 size mostly 30.95-32.95, 40-45 size mostly 30.95, 50-55 size mostly 22.95-24.95, 60-65 size mostly 22.95. Extra services included.

Raspberries

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE CALIFORNIA — Shipments (42-33-29) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Fairly Active. Prices Generally Unchanged. Flats 12 6-ounce cups with lids mostly 12.00-14.00. Quality generally good.

Strawberries

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE CALIFORNIA — Shipments (390-334-322) — Movement about the same. Trading early very active, late active. Prices Generally Unchanged. Flats 8 1-lb containers with lids medium mostly 12.00-14.00. Quality variable. ORGANIC flats 8 1-pound containers with lids medium mostly 14.00. Most present — Shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments. 
SANTA MARIA DISTRICT — Shipments (163-144-134) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading early very active, late active. Prices Generally Unchanged. Flats 8 1-pound containers with lids small-medium mostly 12.00-14.00. ORGANIC Flats 1-pound containers with lids small-medium mostly 14.00. Quality and condition variable. Most present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments. Some berries being diverted to freezer and/or processor. 

Watermelons

GEORGIA — Shipments (1,005-1,713-1,820) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Red Flesh Seeded (46-102-90; Red Flesh Seedless 959-1611-1730) Trading Very Active. Prices Higher. Red Flesh Seeded 35s 105.00; Red Flesh Seedless 36s 161.00-168.00, 45s 161.00-168.00, 60s 161.00-168.00. Quality generally good.

SOUTH CAROLINA — Shipments (57-154-207 Seeded -4-11-10; Seedless 53-143-197) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Exceeds Supply. Prices 60s About Steady, Others Slightly Higher. Red Flesh Seedless 36s mostly 161.00, 45s mostly 161.00-168.00, 60s 154.00-161.00. Quality generally good.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA — Shipments (100-164-205) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Seedless 35-60 counts active at slightly lower prices, others active. Prices Seedless 35-60 counts slightly lower, others generally unchanged. 24 inch bins Red Flesh Seedless type approximately 35 count mostly 168.00, approximately 45-60 counts mostly 168.00-175.00; ORGANIC approximately 35-60 counts mostly 245.00; Red Flesh Seeded type approximately 35-45 counts mostly 126.00-140.00; ORGANIC approximately 35-45 counts mostly 200.00. ORGANIC cartons Red Seedless type Miniature 6 9s mostly 17.95-18.95. Quality generally good.

LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (288-270-175) — Movement expected to increase. Trading Active. Prices 60 count generally unchanged, others slightly higher. Red Flesh Seedless type 24 inch bins per pound approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly .25-.26, approximately 60 count mostly .21-.22. Quality generally good.

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI — Shipments (0-0-28, Seeded 0-0-0; Seedless 0-0-28) — Light harvest has begun. Expect significant number of growers for first F.O.B. within 10 day.

SOUTHWEST INDIANA AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS — Shipments (0-0-15, Seeded 0-0-7; Seedless 0-0-8)  Light harvest has begun and expected to continue for the next 14 days. Expect significant number of growers for first F.O.B. within 21 days.

DELAWARE, MARYLAND AND EASTERN SHORE VIRGINIA Light — Shipments are expected to begin by week of July 12 with sufficient volume and number of shippers for first F.O.B. report by week of July 19.

IMPERIAL VALLEY CALIFORNIA AND CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (AZ 230-239-136, CA 19-42-43) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading active at slightly lower prices. Prices Slightly Lower. 24 inch bins Red Flesh Seedless type approximately 35 count mostly 168.00, approximately 45-60 counts mostly 168.00-175.00. Quality generally good. 

NORTH CAROLINA — Light shipments are expected to begin by week of June 28 with sufficient volume and number of shippers for first F.O.B. report within 7-10 days. 

 
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