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What the numbers mean

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. = Feb. 22; 2nd no. = Feb. 29; 3rd no. = March 7. Expected movement is for March 22 to April 4. F.o.b. prices are as of March 9.

Apples

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON 2019 CROP — Shipments (1,205-1,161-1,281, Includes exports 388-335-353) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Granny Smith 88s and Gala 100s and 125s fairly active at slightly lower prices, others fairly active. Prices Granny Smith 88s and Gala 100s and 125s slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Washington Extra Fancy Carton tray pack Red Delicious 72-88s mostly 14.00-16.00, 100-113s 14.00-15.00; Golden Delicious fine appearance 72s mostly 26.00-30.00, 80s mostly 26.00-28.00, 88s mostly 22.00-26.00, 100s mostly 18.00-22.00; Fuji 64-80s mostly 20.00-24.00, 88s mostly 19.00-22.00, 100-113s mostly 16.00-18.00; Granny Smith 64s mostly 18.00-20.00, 72-80s mostly 18.00-22.00, 88s 18.00-20.00, 100s mostly 17.00-19.00, 113- 125s mostly 16.00-18.00; Gala 64-72s mostly 20.00-23.00, 80s 20.00-22.00, 88s mostly 18.00-20.00, 100s mostly 15.00-17.00, 113s 13.00 -16.00, 125s mostly 13.00-15.00; Honeycrisp 56s mostly 26.00-32.90, 64s mostly 30.00-36.90, 72-80s 32.00-38.90, 88s mostly 30.00- 36.90, 100s mostly 28.00-32.90. 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 15.95-17.95; Granny Smith 1/2" minimum mostly 18.95-20.95; Gala 2 1/2" minimum mostly 15.95-17.95; Honeycrisp 2 1/2" minimum mostly 30.95-34.95. ORGANIC cartons tray pack Gala Washington Extra Fancy 64-80s mostly 22.00-26.00, 88s mostly 20.00-24.00, 100s 18.00-20.00; cartons 12 3-pound film bags Gala 2 1/2" minimum mostly 18.95-20.95.

NEW YORK 2019 CROP — Shipments (83-85-91) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Generally Unchanged. Fuji Cartons Tray Pack U.S. Extra Fancy 80s-88s mostly 26.00-27.00; Gala Cartons Tray Pack U.S. Extra Fancy 80s-88s mostly 26.00-30.00; McIntosh Cartons Tray Pack U.S. Extra Fancy 80s-88s mostly 27.00-28.00; Empire Cartons Tray Pack U.S. Extra Fancy 80s-88s mostly 23.50-26.00; Cortland Cartons Tray Pack U.S. Extra Fancy 80s-88s mostly 24.00-28.00. Cartons 12 3-pound Film Bags Red Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy mostly 16.00-19.00; Golden Delicious 19.00-21.00; Fuji U.S. Extra Fancy mostly 20.00-22.00; Gala U.S. Extra Fancy 2 1/2 inch minimum 20.00-23.00; McIntosh U.S. Extra Fancy 2 1/2 inch minimum mostly 18.00-22.00; Empire U.S. Extra Fancy 2 1/2 inch minimum mostly 18.00-22.00; Cortland U.S. Extra Fancy 2 1/2 inch minimum mostly 20.00-21.00.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (60-62-57) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Fairly Slow. Prices Unchanged. cartons 12 3-pound film bags U.S. Extra Fancy Gala mostly 18.00-20.00, Golden Delicious 16.00-20.00, Red Delicious mostly 16.00-18.00, Jonagold mostly 17.00- 18.00, McIntosh 15.00-18.00, Jonathan 16.00-18.00, Fuji mostly 19.00-21.00, Tray pack 88s McIntosh 22.00-26.00, Gala and Fuji 24.00- 28.00, Red Delicious mostly 20.00-22.00, Golden Delicious 21.00-24.00.

APPALACHIAN DISTRICT 2019 CROP — Shipments (25-23-29, Includes exports 0-0-1) — Movement expected about the same. or the season. Trading Moderate. Prices Unchanged. Cartons traypack U.S. Extra Fancy Red Delicious 72s-88s $20.00-22.00, 100s mostly $20.00-21.00; Golden Delicious 72s-88s mostly $25.00-26.00; Fuji 80s-88s $29.00-31.00; and Granny Smith 80s-88s 27.00-29.00. Temperatures continue to run above normal for the season interspersed with a few days of normal temperatures. NEW ENGLAND 2019 CROP — Shipments (5-3-3) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Too few open market sales to establish a market.

Avocados

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS 2019 CROP Crossings — (506-491*-372) — Movement expected to increase. Trading Moderate. Prices 70s and 84s generally unchanged, others lower Cartons 2-layer Hass 32-36s moslty 53.25-54.25, 40-48s mostly 49.25-51.25, 60s mostly 36.25-38.25, 70s mostly 26.25-28.25, 84s mostly 17.25-18.25. Extra services included. (* revised)

CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — PORTS OF ENTRY SOUTH FLORIDA Imports via Boat (10-9*-9) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading Active. Prices Higher. From Dominican Republic; Cartons two layers Various Green skin Varieties 16-24s mostly 30.00-34.00. (* revised)

SOUTH DISTRICT CALIFORNIA 2020 CROP — Shipments (49-U-U) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Lower. Carton 2 layer Hass 32-36s mostly 54.25-56.25, 40-48s mostly 54.25-55.25, 60s mostly 40.25-41.25, 70s mostly 30.25-32.25, 84s mostly 19.25-20.25. Extra services included. (U = unavailable)

Blueberries

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS — Crossings (25-30*-35) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices Generally Unchanged. Flats 12 6-oz cups with lids mostly 20.00. Quality variable. Many present — Shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments. (* revised)

CENTRAL AND NORTH FLORIDA 2020 CROP — Shipments (0-0-1) — Movement expected to increase as more growers get underway. Cool weather slowing maturity. First FOB prices expected during the period.

CHILE IMPORTS — PORT OF ENTRY LOS ANGELES AREA 2019 CROP Imports via Boat (0-12*-U) — Movement expected to decrease as the season begins to wind down. Trading Active. Prices Unchanged. Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids large mostly 26.00-28.00, 12 6-ounce medium-large 13.00-15.00. ORGANIC 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large mostly 24.00-26.00, 12 6-ounce cups with lids medium-large mostly 18.00-20.00. Quality variable. (* revised, U = unavailable)

CHILE IMPORTS – PORTS OF ENTRY MIAMI, PHILADELPHIA AND NEW YORK AREA 2019 CROP Imports via Boat (44-24*-U) — Movement expected to decrease as the season comes to an end. Trading Trading active for very light supplies. Remaining supplies are very light and in too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT (* revised, U = unavailable)

Cantaloupes

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — PORTS OF ENTRY SOUTH FLORIDA Imports via Boat — (69*-123*-17) — Movement is expected to decrease slightly. Trading Moderate. Prices 15s higher, 12s slightly higher, over-sized 9s (6 size) slightly lower, 9s generally unchanged. From Guatemala and Honduras Prices ½ cartons 9s mostly 8.95, 12s mostly 8.95-9.95, 15s mostly 9.95-10.95. Oversized 1/2 cartons 9s (6 size) mostly 8.95-9.95. Wide range in quality. Production gap in Honduras expected through the week 3/15. (* revised)

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — PORTS OF ENTRY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Imports via Boat (U-U-U) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading Moderate. Prices 12s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. From Guatemala and Honduras Prices 1/2 cartons 9s mostly 10.00-11.95, 12s mostly 10.50-11.95, 15s supply in too few hands to quote. Oversized 1/2 cartons 9s (6 size) mostly 11.00-11.95. Wide range in quality. Production gap in Honduras expected through the week of 3/15. (U = unavailable)

Grapes

CHILE IMPORTS — PORT OF ENTRY PHILADELPHIA AREA 2020 CROP Imports via Boat (274-507-316) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Red Seedless Lower, others Generally Unchanged. 18 lb containers bagged White Seedless Type exlge mostly 20.00, lge 16.00-18.00, med-lge 14.00- 16.00 Red Seedless exlge mostly 20.00, lge mostly 18.00, med mostly 16.00 Black Seedless jbo mostly 22.00, exlge 20.00-22.00, lge 18.00-20.00.

CHILE IMPORTS — PORT OF ENTRY LOS ANGELES AREA 2020 CROP Imports via Boat — (159*-81*-199) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Red Seedless Lower, others Generally Unchanged. 18 lb containers bagged White Seedless Type jbo 22.00- 24.00, exlge mostly 20.00, lge mostly 18.00, med 14.00-16.00 Red Seedless exlge mostly 20.00, lge mostly 18.00, med-lge mostly 16.00 Black seedless jbo 22.00-24.00, exlge 20.00-22.00, lge 18.00-20.00. (* revised)

PERU IMPORTS — PORTS OF ENTRY PHILADELPHIA AREA AND NEW YORK CITY AREA 2019 CROP Imports via Boat — (8*-83*-2) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Red Seedless Lower, Red Globe Higher, others Generally Unchanged. 18 lb containers bagged White Seedless Type jbo 22.00-24.00, exlge 20.00-22.00, lge 18.00-20.00, med-lge 16.00-18.00 Red Seedless exlge 20.00-22.00, lge mostly 18.00, med mostly 16.00 Black Seedless jbo 22.00-24.00, exlge 20.00-22.00, lge 18.00- 20.00 Red Globe Jbo 24.00-26.00, exlge 22.00-24.00, lge 20.00-22.00. (* revised)

Lemons

CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA — Shipments Moderate — Movement expected about the same. Trading 140-200s fairly active, others moderate. Prices Shippers First Grade 75-95s and Choice 95-115s lower, others generally unchanged. 7/10 bushel cartons Shippers First Grade 75s mostly 20.18-24.20, 95-140s mostly 22.18-25.20, 165s mostly 24.18-26.20, 200s mostly 23.18-26.20, 235s mostly 19.00-22.20; Shippers Choice 75s mostly 14.18-18.20, 95s mostly 15.18-19.20, 115s mostly 15.18-18.20, 140s mostly 19.18- 22.20, 165s mostly 21.18-24.20, 200s mostly 20.18-24.20, 235s mostly 18.18-21.20. ORGANIC 7/10 bushel Shippers First Grade 75s mostly 27.18-32.20, 95s mostly 32.18-38.20, 115s mostly 28.18-34.20, 140s mostly 26.18-30.20, 165s mostly 24.18-30.98; Shippers Choice 95-mostly 20.18-24.20, 115s mostly 18.18-22.20, 140s mostly 18.18-20.20.

Mangoes

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (43-53*-77) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices 12-14s lower, others slightly lower. Cartons 1-layer Ataulfo 12-14s mostly 6.75, 16s mostly 6.25-6.50, 18s mostly 6.00- 6.25. Quality variable. Crossings of Tommy Atkins expected to increase the week of March 15. (* revised)

BRAZIL, ECUADOR AND PERU IMPORTS — PORTS OF ENTRY SOUTH FLORIDA Imports via Boat — (37-11*-53) — Movement expected to decrease as season continues to wind down. Trading Moderate. Prices Higher. From Ecuador and Peru. Flats 1 layer Kents 6-7s mostly 5.00, 8s mostly 5.00-5.50, 9s mostly 5.50, 10-12s 5.50-6.00. (* revised)

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES ARIZONA — Crossings (18-22*-25) — Movement of Ataulfo expected to increase seasonally. Trading Slow. Prices cartons 1 layer Ataulfo 12-16s mostly 5.25, 18s mostly 4.50, 20s mostly 4.25-4.50. Quality Variable. (* revised)

BRAZIL, ECUADOR AND PERU IMPORTS - PORT OF ENTRY PHILADELPHIA AREA — Imports via Boat (3-67-U) — Movement expected to decrease as season continues to wind down. Trading Moderate. Prices Higher. from Peru. Flats 1 layer Kent 6-7s mostly 5.00, 8-9s mostly 5.00- 5.50, 10-12s mostly 5.50-6.00. (U = unavailable)

BRAZIL, ECUADOR AND PERU IMPORTS — PORTS OF ENTRY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Imports via Boat (U-U-U) — Movement expected to decrease as season continues to wind down. Trading Moderate. Prices Higher. From Ecuador. Flats 1 layer Kents 6-7s and 9-12s mostly 5.00-5.50, 8s mostly 4.50-5.00. Supply in few hands. (U = unavailable)

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — PORTS OF ENTRY SOUTH FLORIDA Imports via Boat — Movement has begun and is expected to increase slightly as more shippers begin throughout March. Trading Moderate. Prices No F.O.B. currently issued as supply of Ataulfo and Tommy Atkins in too few hands to establish a market. From Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. First F.O.B. report expected to be issued the week of 3/15 or 3/22. FIRST REPORT.

Oranges

FLORIDA — Shipments (47-72-71, Includes exports 1-3-3) — Prices not reported. — Shipments are for weeks ending February 8, February 15 and February 22 in that order.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES ARIZONA — Crossings (18-19*-17) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading Slow. Prices Slightly Lower. 7/10 bushel cartons Valencia No Grade Marks 72s mostly 8.00-9.00, 88s mostly 9.00, 113s mostly 10.00, 138s mostly 9.00. Quality variable. (* revised)

CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA — Shipments Heavy — Movement expected about the same. Supplies 113s Fairly Light. Trading Active. Prices Generally Unchanged. 7/10 bushel cartons Navel Shippers First Grade 40s 12.18-15.20, 48-56s mostly 13.18-15.20, 72s 12.18-15.20, 88s mostly 12.18-14.20, 113s mostly 14.18-16.20, 138s 14.18-15.20; Shippers Choice 40s 9.18-11.20, 48-56s mostly 9.18-11.20, 72s 9.18-11.20, 88s mostly 11.18-12.20, 113-138s mostly 12.18-14.20. ORGANIC 7/10 bushel cartons Navel Shippers First Grade 48s mostly 22.18-26.20, 56s mostly 24.18-28.20, 72s mostly 22.18-28.20, 88-113s mostly 20.18-26.20; Shippers Choice 56s 17.18- 20.50, 72-88s mostly 16.18-20.20.

LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (22-28*-U) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Active. Prices 138s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. 7/10 bushel cartons Valencia U.S. Combination 56-64s 16.65-16.98, 72s mostly 16.65-17.98, 88s 17.98-18.65, 113s 18.98-21.65, 138s 17.98-21.65; Texas Choice 64s 15.65-15.98, 72s 15.65-16.98, 88s 16.98-17.65. Quality generally good. (* revised, U = unavailable)

Peaches

CHILE IMPORTS — PORT OF ENTRY PHILADELPHIA AREA 2019 CROP Imports via Boat — (20-19-6) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Generally Unchanged. cartons/lugs 2-layer tray pack Various Yellow Flesh Varieties 30s mostly 16.00 40s -50s 14.00-16.00, 9 kg containers loose Various Yellow Flesh Varieties 54-56 sz 14.00-16.00, 60-64 sz mostly 14.00.

Raspberries

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS — Crossings (36-42*-39) —   Movement expected to increase. Trading active at slightly lower prices. Prices Slightly Lower. Flats 12 6-ounce cups with lids mostly 20.00-22.00. Quality generally good. Most present — Shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments. (* revised)

Strawberries

CENTRAL FLORIDA — Shipments (268-225-210, Includes organic 6-5-4) — Movement expected to slightly decrease. Trading Active. Prices Conventional Higher, Organic Generally Unchanged. Includes palletizing and precooling. Prices for flats 8 1-lb containers with lids medium 12.90, organic medium mostly 25.00 28.90. Quality generally good.

OXNARD DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments (57-71-99) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Slightly Higher. Flats 8 1-pound containers with lids medium mostly 16.00. Quality variable. Most present — Shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments. MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (169-132-98) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading Moderate. Prices Higher. Prices flats 8 1-pound containers with lids small-medium mostly 12.00. Quality and condition variable. Some berries being diverted to freezer and/or processor. MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH OTAY MESA CALIFORNIA — Crossings (36-39-41) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Conventional higher, Organic generally unchanged. Flats 8 1-pound containers with lids medium mostly 14.00-16.00. ORGANIC flats 8 1-pound containers with lids medium mostly 18.00-20.00. Quality variable. Most present — Shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments.

SANTA MARIA DISTRICT — Shipments (15-17-12) — Movement expected about the same. Supplies insufficient to establish a market. Quality and condition variable. The first F.O.B. report is expected to be issued the week of March 15.

Watermelons

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (77-86*-104) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading Active. Prices Higher. Red Flesh Seedless type 24 inch bins per pound approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly .39. Quality variable. (* revised)

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES ARIZONA — Crossings (69-66-61) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Active. Prices 4- 5s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Red Flesh Seedless type cartons per pound 4-5s mostly .39-.40, 6s mostly .38-.40; cartons Miniature 6s mostly 12.95-13.95, 9s mostly 13.95-14.95; 24 inch bins approximately 35-45 counts mostly 259.00-266.00, approximately 60 count mostly 252.00-266.00. Quality variable.

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — PORTS OF ENTRY SOUTH FLORIDA Imports — (60*-83*-33) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading Moderate. Prices 6-8s slightly higher, 9s generally unchanged. By boat. Guatemala and Honduras. flat cartons Red Flesh Seedless Miniature type 6s 13.95, 8s 13.85-14.95, 9s 12.85. Cartons Red Flesh Seedless type 4-5s supply in too few hands to quote. Supply very light and in few hands. (* revised)

 
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