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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. = April 25; 2nd no. = May 2; 3rd no. = May 9. Expected movement is for May 10-23. F.o.b. prices are as of May 11.

Apples 

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON 2019 CROP — Shipments (1,133-1,147-1,127, Includes exports 256-279-269) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Fairly Active. Prices Gala 64-125s slightly higher, others 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 18.00-20.00, 100s mostly 17.00-19.00, 113-125s mostly 16.00-18.00; Gala 64-72s mostly 23.00-24.00, 80s 21.00-24.00, 88s mostly 19.00-20.00, 100s mostly 16.00-17.00, 113s mostly 14.00-16.00, 125s mostly 14.00-15.00; Honeycrisp 56s mostly 28.00-34.90, 64s mostly 32.00-38.90, 72- 80s 34.00-40.90, 88s mostly 32.00-38.90, 100s mostly 30.00-36.90. Cartons 12 3-pound film bags Red Delicious Washington Extra Fancy 2 1/2" minimum mostly 15.95-17.95; Golden Delicious, Fuji, and Gala 2 1/2" minimum mostly 16.95-18.95; Granny Smith 1/2" minimum mostly 18.95-20.95; Honeycrisp 2 1/2" minimum mostly 30.95-34.95. ORGANIC cartons tray pack Gala Washington Extra Fancy 64s mostly 22.00-26.00, 72-80s mostly 20.00-26.00, 88s mostly 18.00-24.00, 100s mostly 18.00-20.00; cartons 12 3-pound film bags Gala 2 1/2" minimum mostly 16.95-20.95. 

NEW YORK 2019 CROP — Shipments (72-69-56) — 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; Cartons 12 3-pound Film Bags Red Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy mostly 16.00-19.00; Fuji U.S. Extra Fancy mostly 20.00- 22.00; 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. 

MICHIGAN — Shipments (68-51-43) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Unchanged. cartons 12 3-pound film bags U.S. Extra Fancy Gala and McIntosh mostly 18.00-20.00, Red Delicious mostly 17.00-19.00, Jonagold mostly 17.00-18.00, Fuji and Golden Delicious mostly 19.00-21.00, Tray pack 88s Gala and Fuji 24.00-28.00, Red Delicious mostly 20.00-22.00, Golden Delicious 21.00-24.00. Supplies of Golden Delicious and McIntosh light and in few hands, Fuji fairly light. 

APPALACHIAN DISTRICT 2019 CROP — Shipments (19-20-22) — Movement expected to slightly decrease. Trading Moderate. Prices Unchanged. Supplies in few hands. Cartons traypack U.S. Extra Fancy Red Delicious 72s-88s $20.00-21.00, 100s $19.00-20.00; Golden Delicious 72s-88s $25.00-26.00; Fuji 80s-88s $27.00-28.00; and McIntosh 80s-88s $26.00-28.00 cartons 12-3 pound filmbags U.S. Extra Fancy 2 1/2" minimum Red Delicious mostly $18.00-19.00, Golden Delicious $20.00-22.00, Fuji $21.00-23.00, and McIntosh $19.00- 21.00.

NEW ENGLAND 2019 CROP — Shipments (2-3-2) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Too few open market sales to establish a market.

Apricots 

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA 2020 CROP — Shipments (U-U-U) — Movement expected to increase. Trading Moderate. Carton 2 layer Various Varieties 64s mostly 30.95-32.95, 72s mostly 28.95-30.95, 84s mostly 24.95 Carton 3 layer 162s mostly 22.95. Primary variety Kylese. Extra services included. (U = unavailable) 

Avocados 

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS 2019 CROP — Crossings (543-269*-476) — Movement expected to remain increase. Trading Fairly Slow. Prices 60-84s lower, others generally unchanged. Cartons 2 layer Hass 32-36s mostly 38.25-40.25, 40-48s mostly 38.25-40.25, 60s mostly 33.25-34.25, 70s mostly 24.25-26.25, 84s mostly 18.25-20.25. Extra services included. (* revised) 

SOUTH DISTRICT CALIFORNIA 2020 CROP — Shipments (140-161-U) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Fairly Slow. Prices Conventional 40-84s lower, others generally unchanged. Carton 2 layer Hass 32-36s mostly 44.25-46.25, 40-48s mostly 40.25- 42.25, 60s mostly 37.25-39.25, 70s mostly 26.25-28.25, 84s mostly 18.25-20.25. Carton 2 layer Hass ORGANIC 48s mostly 58.25-60.25, 60s mostly 56.25-58.25, 70s mostly 42.25-45.25. Extra services included. (U = unavailable) 

Blueberries 

SOUTH GEORGIA 2020 CROP — Shipments (38-52-46) — Movement expected to remain about the same current week, increase the following week. Trading Fairly Active. Prices Slightly Higher. Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids large 20.00-22.00, ORGANIC 12 1-pint cups with lids medium large 24.00-28.00, 6 ounce cups with lids medium-large mostly 16.00-18.50. Quality variable. 

SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments (18-27-44) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading early slow, late moderate. Prices Slightly Lower. Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids mostly 22.00. Flats 12 6-ounce cups with lids mostly 12.00. Cartons 8 18- ounce containers with lids mostly 24.00-26.00. ORGANIC flats 12 6-ounce cups with lids mostly 14.00. 

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS — Crossings (53-51*-23) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading Slow. Prices Generally Unchanged. Flats 12 6-oz cups with lids mostly 10.00. Quality and condition variable. (* revised) 

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (0-0-4) — Movement expected to increase as more growers begin to harvest. Currently, no F.O.B. is being issued.

Cantaloupes 

FLORIDA 2020 CROP — Shipments (0-0-84) — Expect sufficient volume and number of shippers for first F.O.B. report by week of May 10. 

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES ARIZONA — Shipments (11-39-71) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading 12s fairly active, others moderate. Prices 12s slightly higher, others slightly lower. 1/2 cartons 9s mostly 11.95-12.95, 12s mostly 9.95-10.95, 15s mostly 4.00. Quality variable. 

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS - PORTS OF ENTRY SOUTH FLORIDA — Imports via Boat (28-138*-37) — Movement expected to decrease as some shippers finish harvest. Trading Active. Prices Higher. From Guatemala and Honduras. Prices 1/2 cartons 9s mostly 12.95, 12-15s supply in too few hands to establish a market. Oversized 1/2 cartons 9s (6 size) mostly 12.95-13.95. Supply light. (* revised) 

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — PORTS OF ENTRY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — Imports via Boat (U-U-U) — Movement expected to end as most shippers finish for the season. Trading Very Active. From Guatemala and Honduras. Prices 1/2 cartons 9-12s and Oversized 1/2 cartons 9s (6 size) uncommitted supply in too few hands to establish a market. Lighter supply expected to continue next 7-10 days. LAST REPORT. (U = unavailable) 

CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (0-0-#) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Supplies insufficient to establish a market. Quality generally good. The first F.O.B. report is expected to be issued by May 15. (# less than 50,000 lbs) 

IMPERIAL VALLEY CALIFORNIA — Harvest expected to begin the week of May 10. Quality expected to be generally good. The first F.O.B. report is expected to be issued the week of May 17. 

Cherries 

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA 2020 CROP — Shipments (0-47-161) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading active at lower prices. Prices Lower. 16 pound containers/bagged various red sweet varieties; 9 1/2 row size mostly 53.00-55.00, 10 row size mostly 48.00-50.00, 10 ½ row size mostly 45.00-48.00, 11 row size mostly 45.00-46.00, 11 1/2 row size mostly 34.00-36.00, 12 row size mostly 25.00-28.00. Extra services included. Wide range in quality.

Grapes 

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES ARIZONA — Crossings (13-39*-73) — Movement from Jalisco expected to increase slightly. Movement of White, Red and Black varieties from Hermosillo is expected to increase seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. The Hermosillo Grape Growers Association estimates the 2020 crop at 19.7 million 18-pound cartons, down 20 percent from 23.6 million in 2019. Quality generally good. The first F.O.B report is expected to be issued the week of May 17, when most shippers expect to be fully underway. (* revised) 

CHILE IMPORTS — PORT OF ENTRY PHILADELPHIA AREA 2020 CROP Imports via Boat (205-38-45) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading Fairly Slow. Prices White Seedless Type Slightly Lower, others Generally Unchanged. 18 lb containers bagged Red Seedless exlge 16.00-18.00, lge 14.00- 16.00, med 11.00-14.00 Black Seedless exlge mostly 16.00, lge 14.00-16.00, med-lge mostly 12.00 -14.00 Red Globe jbo mostly 16.00, exlge 14.00-16.00, lge 12.00-14.00 SPECIAL STORAGE White Seedless Type exlge mostly 34.00 lge mostly 30.00-32.00, med-lge mostly 30.00. 

CHILE IMPORTS — PORT OF ENTRY LOS ANGELES AREA 2020 CROP — Imports via Boat (29-23-7) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading Fairly Slow. Prices White Seedless Type Slightly Lower, others Generally Unchanged. 18 lb containers bagged Red Seedless exlge mostly 16.00, lge 14.00- 16.00, med-lge 12.00-14.00 Black Seedless exlge mostly 16.00, lge mostly 14.00, med-lge mostly 12.00-14.00 Red Globe jbo mostly 16.00, exlge 14.00-16.00, lge 12.00-14.00 SPECIAL STORAGE White Seedless Type exlge mostly 34.00, lge mostly 30.00-32.00, med-lge mostly 28.00-30.00. 

COACHELLA VALLEY CALIFORNIA 2020 CROP — Shipments (0-0-0) — Movement expected to increase. Light harvesting is expected to get underway the week of May 11th. F.O.B. expected to begin on or around May 18th.

Honeydews 

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES ARIZONA — Crossings (35-43*-32) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. Prices Higher. 2/3 cartons 5s mostly 7.50-8.95, 6s mostly 6.35-7.35, 8s mostly 4.00-4.95. Quality variable. (* revised) 

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — PORTS OF ENTRY SOUTH FLORIDA — Imports (11-14*-30) — Movement expected to decrease as most shippers finish for the season. Trading Moderate. Prices Last F.O.B. report was issued 5/11/20. From Guatemala and Honduras. 2/3 cartons and Over-sized cartons supply in too few hands to establish a market. Lighter supply expected to continue 7-10 days. (* revised) 

CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Harvest expected to begin in Western Arizona the week of May 10, followed by Central Arizona the week of May 17. Quality expected to be generally good. The first F.O.B. report is expected to be issued the week of May 24. 

IMPERIAL AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS CALIFORNIA — Harvest expected to begin in Imperial Valley the week of May 10, followed by Palo Verde Valley the week of May 17. Quality expected to be generally good. The first F.O.B. report is expected to be issued the week of May 17.

Lemons 

SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments Moderate — Movement expected about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Shippers First Grade 95-140s higher, Choice 75-95s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. 7/10 bushel cartons Shippers First Grade 75s mostly 24.18-27.20, 95-115s mostly 27.18-29.20, 140s mostly 26.18-29.20, 165s mostly 24.18-26.20, 200s mostly 23.18-26.20, 235s mostly 19.18-22.20; Shippers Choice 75s mostly 17.18-19.20, 95-115s 140s mostly 19.18-23.20, 165s mostly 21.18-24.20, 200s mostly 20.10-24.20, 235s mostly 18.18-21.20. ORGANIC 7/10 bushel Shippers First Grade 75s mostly 28.18-32.20, 95-115s mostly 37.18-42.20, 140s mostly 37.18-41.20; Shippers Choice 95-115s mostly 22.18-26.20, 140s mostly 24.18-30.20.

Nectarines 

CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA 2020 CROP — Shipments (U-U-U) — Light and sporadic harvesting. Rain and cooler then normal temperatures have postponed harvest. Supplies in too few hands to establish market. First F.O.B. expected week of May 18, 2020. (U = unavailable)

Oranges 

FLORIDA — Shipments (96-84-88, Includes exports 3-2-3)— Prices not reported. — Shipments are for weeks ending April 11, April 18 and April 25 in that order. 

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES ARIZONA — Crossings (15-17-18) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading Active. 7/10 bushel cartons Valencia supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. Quality variable. Light and sporadic crossings expected to continue through May 30. LAST REPORT 

SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments fairly heavy — Movement expected about the same. Supplies 113-138s light. Trading Fairly Active. Prices Shippers First Grade 40-138s and Choice 113-138s higher, Choice 48-56s and 88s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. 7/10 bushel cartons Navel Shippers First Grade 40s 18.18-20.20, 48s 20.18-21.20, 56s mostly 19.18-21.20, 72s mostly 19.18-22.20, 88s mostly 18.18-21.20, 113-138s mostly 19.18-20.20; Shippers Choice 40s mostly 13.20-14.20, 48-56s mostly 15.18 -16.20, 72s mostly 14.18-16.20, 88s 16.18-17.20, 113-138s mostly 17.18-18.20. ORGANIC 7/10 bushel cartons Navel Shippers First Grade 48-72s mostly 26.18-32.20, 88s mostly 24.18-28.20, 113s 24.18-28.20; Shippers Choice 56s mostly 18.18-22.20, 72-88s mostly 16.18- 22.20.

Peaches 

CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA 2020 CROP — Shipments (U-U-U) — Light and sporadic harvesting. Rain and cooler then normal temperatures have postponed harvest. Supplies in too few hands to establish market. First F.O.B. expected week of May 18, 2020. (U = unavailable)

Strawberries 

SANTA MARIA DISTRICT — Shipments (286-352-377) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading Moderate. Prices Organic slightly higher, Conventional slightly lower. Flats 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large mostly 8.00-9.00. ORGANIC Flats 1-pound containers with lids medium-large mostly 12.00. Quality and condition variable. Most present — Shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments. Some berries being diverted to freezer and/or processor. 

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE CALIFORNIA — Shipments (82-168-235) — Movement expected to increase. Trading Moderate. Prices Organic slightly higher, Conventional slightly lower. Flats 8 1-lb containers with lids large-extra large 8.00-10.00. Quality variable. ORGANIC flats 8 1- pound containers with lids large extra large mostly 12.00.

OXNARD DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments (240-198-125) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices Generally Unchanged. Flats 8 1-pound containers with lids small-medium mostly 8.00. Quality and condition variable. Most present — Shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments. Some berries being diverted to freezer and/or processor. 

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (6-7*-5) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Slightly Higher. Flats 8 1-pound containers with lids large 13.75-14.00. Includes palletizing and cooling. Some growers experiencing a production gap due to unseasonably low temperatures. (* revised)

Watermelons 

FLORIDA SOUTH DISTRICT — Shipments (537-733-1,253, Seeded 54-56-69; Seedless 483-677-1184) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Active. Prices Red Flesh Seeded 35s Generally Unchanged, Others Higher. 24 inch bins. Red Flesh Seeded type 35s mostly 105.00; Seedless type 36s 133.00-140.00, 45s 147.00-154.00, 60s mostly 154.00. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES ARIZONA — Crossings (414-558-748) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Active. Prices approximately 35-60 counts slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Red Flesh Seedless type 24 inch bins approximately 35-45 counts mostly 154.00, approximately 60 count mostly 140.00-147.00, approximately 80 count mostly 105.00-112.00; Miniature (supplies light) cartons 6s 10.95-12.95, 8s mostly 13.95, 9s mostly 12.95-13.95, 11s 8.95-9.95. ORGANIC Red Flesh Seedless type 24 inch bins approximately 35-45 counts mostly 175.00; Miniature cartons 6s 13.95-14.95, 8s 15.95-16.95, 9s 14.95-16.95. Quality variable. 

LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (13*-8-123) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading Fairly Active. Prices Red Flesh Seedless type 24 inch bins per pound approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly .24. Quality generally good. (* revised) 

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (100-43-32) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate. Prices much higher. Red Flesh Seedless type 24 inch bins per pound approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly .21-.22. Quality variable. 

CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Harvest expected to begin in Western Arizona the week of May 10, followed by Central Arizona the week of May 17. Quality expected to be generally good. The first F.O.B. report is expected to be issued the week of May 17. 

IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS CALIFORNIA — Harvest expected to begin the week of May 10 in Coachella Valley followed by Imperial Valley the week of May 17. Quality expected to be generally good. The first F.O.B. report is expected to be issued the week of May 17.

 
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