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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 5. Expected movement is for March 22 to April 4. F.o.b. prices are as of March 16.

Artichokes

SOUTH AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS ARIZONA — Shipments —(18-17-15, Crossings 4-2-3) —Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 30s slightly higher, 12s generally unchanged, others slightly lower. Cartons Globe 12s mostly 10.55-12.65, 18s mostly 12.65-13.55, 24s mostly 10.56-12.95, 30s mostly 10.55-12.95, 36s (supplies light) 10.56-12.95; ORGANIC 12-36s mostly 20.55. Quality variable.

Asparagus

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH CALEXICO CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS ARIZONA 2020 CROP Crossings — (221-122-140) — Expected to remain about the same. Trading early slow,late moderate. Prices 28 pound cartons higher, others lower. 11 pound cartons/crates bunched green small mostly 5.75-6.75, standard mostly 6.75-8.75, large mostly 6.75-8.75, jumbo mostly 6.75-9.75; ORGANIC 11 pound cartons/crates bunched green standard and large mostly 14.75-16.75; 28 pound cartons/crates bunched green standard and large mostly 16.75. Extra services included. Many sales being booked at previously committed prices. Some sales being booked open with price to be established later.

Broccoli

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (92-87-97) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading early very active, late active. Prices Slightly Higher. 20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut Short Trim mostly 13.00-14.00. Quality variable.

CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (59-69-37) — Movement expected to increase. Trading Active. Prices much higher. Cartons bunched 14s mostly 15.35-17.55, 18s mostly 16.56-18.05; 20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut mostly 17.35-20.65, Short Trim mostly 18.56-19.56. Quality variable. Harvest curtailed March 11 and 12 due to heavy rain and muddy fields.

IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS CALIFORNIA — Shipments (35-38-28) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Very Active. Prices much higher. Cartons bunched 14s mostly 16.95-17.50; 20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut mostly 18.95-20.55, Short Trim mostly 19.95-21.55. ORGANIC cartons bunched 14s 24.95-26.55; 20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut Short Trim 26.95-28.55. Quality generally good. Imperial Valley harvest slowed due to muddy fields on March 11-12.

SANTA MARIA CALIFORNIA — Shipments (34-31-27) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early active, late very active. Prices much higher. Cartons bunched 14s and 18s supplies in too few hands to establish a market; 20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut mostly 20.00-21.00. Quality variable.

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE CALIFORNIA — Shipments (0-2-18) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading early fairly active, late very active. Prices much higher. Cartons bunched 14s mostly 17.55-18.45, 18s mostly 19.55-21.05; 20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut mostly 18.65-21.50. Quality generally good.

Carrots

KERN DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments (182-178-195) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early fairly slow, late fairly active. Prices Slightly Higher. 48 1-lb film bags medium-large 13.30-15.40; 50 lb sacks loose jumbo mostly 14.30-16.85, 25 lb sacks loose jumbo mostly 7.15-8.85; cartons 30 1-lb film bags Baby Peeled 18.20-18.85. ORGANIC 48 1-lb film bags and 24 2-lb film bags medium-large mostly 20.00-26.35, 10 5-lb film bags medium-large mostly 20.00-20.70. Cartons 24 1-lb film bags Baby Peeled 20.00-22.20, cartons 12 2-lb film bags Baby Peeled 20.00-22.20, cartons 4 5-lb film bags Baby Peeled 20.00-22.50. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (45-56*-40) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. Prices Generally Unchanged. 50 pound sacks loose jumbo mostly 6.75-7.25. Quality variable. (* revised)

SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (19-21-26) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Prices Slightly Higher. Sacks 48-1 lb film bags, 24-2 lb film bags, and 10 5-lb film bags medium-large $14.00-15.00; 50 pound sacks loose jumbo $12.00-15.00. Extra services not included. Quality generally good.

Cauliflower

WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (58-50-31) — Movement expected about the same. Available supplies light. Trading Active. Prices Higher. Cartons film wrapped White 12s mostly 26.35-28.55, 9s mostly 25.45-28.45, 16s 25.45-28.45; ORGANIC 12s mostly 35.50-39.00. Quality variable. Harvest curtailed March 11 and 12 by rain and muddy fields.

SANTA MARIA CALIFORNIA — Shipments (25-27-23) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Active. Prices Higher. Cartons film wrapped White 12s mostly 24.00-26.85. Quality generally good. IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS CALIFORNIA — Shipments (25-32-22) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Active. Prices much higher. Cartons film wrapped White 12s mostly 26.95-27.95, 9s mostly 25.95-26.95. ORGANIC 12s mostly 34.95-36.95. Quality generally good. Imperial Valley harvest slowed due to muddy fields on March 11-12.

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE CALIFORNIA — Shipments (0-4-11) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading Very Active. Prices cartons film wrapped White 12s mostly 26.00-28.55, 9s mostly 24.45-25.45, 16s 25.45-27.55; ORGANIC 9-16s mostly 36.00-39.00. Quality generally good.

Celery

OXNARD DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments (153-160-189) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices much higher. Cartons 2-3 dozen mostly 12.65-13.50; Hearts film bags 18s mostly 14.65-16.55. ORGANIC cartons 2-2 1/2 dozen 20.50-20.56; Hearts film bags 18s mostly 20.50-21.56. Quality variable. Harvest curtailed March 11 and 12 due to heavy rain and muddy fields.

IMPERIAL VALLEY CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZONA — Crossings (44*-37*-19, Shipments 4-1-#) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Active. Prices cartons 2-2 1/2 dozen 10.95-14.00. Quality generally good. (* revised, # less than 50,000 lbs)

SANTA MARIA CALIFORNIA — Shipments (18-21-17) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices much higher. Cartons 2-3 dozen 10.00-14.85. Quality variable. COACHELLA VALLEY CALIFORNIA AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (AZ 61-96-53, CA 31-35-26) Movement expected to increase. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices much higher. Cartons 2-3 dozen mostly 12.55-14.56; Hearts film bags 18s 14.55-16.56. ORGANIC cartons 2-2 1/2 dozen mostly 18.55-20.56; Hearts film bags 18s mostly 18.45-20.55. Quality variable. Harvest curtailed March 11 and 12 due to heavy rain and muddy fields.

Corn, sweet

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (104-128-171) — Movement expected to increase. Trading Active. Prices Higher. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wire bound crates Yellow 4-4 1/2 dozen 14.95, White 14.95-16.95, Bi-Color 14.95. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES ARIZONA — Crossings (59-68-41) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading Moderate. Prices Bi-Color generally unchanged, others slightly higher. 4 -4 ½ dozen cartons White mostly 16.95, Yellow mostly 8.95-10.95, Bi-Color mostly 10.95-12.95. Quality generally good.

IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS CALIFORNIA — Harvest expected to begin in Imperial Valley the week of March 30, followed by Coachella Valley the week of April 6. Quality expected to be generally good. FIRST REPORT.

Lettuce, iceberg

WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (371-373-309) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading early active, late very active. Prices much higher. Cartons film lined 24s mostly 19.35-19.65, 24s filmwrapped mostly 20.35-20.65, 30s filmwrapped (supplies very light) mostly 18.55-19.55. ORGANIC 12s filmwrapped 14.45-16.50. Quality variable. Harvest curtailed March 11-12 due to heavy rain and muddy fields.

IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS CALIFORNIA — Shipments (88-93-66) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Very Active. Prices much higher. Cartons 24s film lined mostly 18.50-20.95, filmwrapped mostly 19.50-21.95. Quality generally good. Imperial Valley harvest slowed due to muddy fields on March 11-12.

CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA — Harvest expected to begin the week of March 15. Quality expected to be generally good. The first F.O.B. report is expected to be issued by March 20.

SANTA MARIA CALIFORNIA — Harvest expected to begin the week of March 15, with most shippers expecting to begin by the week of April 5. Quality expected to be generally good.

Lettuce, romaine

WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (380-390-342) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading early fairly active, late very active. Prices much higher. Cartons 24s mostly 14.56-16.65; Hearts cartons 12 3-count packages mostly 15.56-18.45, cartons film lined 48s mostly 17.35-19.75. ORGANIC carton 24s 18.25; Hearts cartons 12 3-count packages mostly 17.55-20.45. Quality variable. Harvest curtailed March 11 and 12 due to heavy rain and muddy fields.

IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS CALIFORNIA — Shipments (65-75-62) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Very Active. Prices much higher. Cartons 24s mostly 15.95-18.95; Hearts cartons 12 3-count packages mostly 18.95-21.95, film lined 48s mostly 19.95-22.95. ORGANIC cartons 24s mostly 18.85-20.55; Hearts cartons 12 3-count packages mostly 18.85-25.55. Quality generally good. Imperial Valley harvest slowed due to muddy fields on March 13-15.

OXNARD DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments (6-6-7) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices much higher. Cartons 24s 12.95. Quality generally good.

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE CALIFORNIA — Harvest expected to begin the week of March 15, with most shippers expecting to begin the week of March 22. Quality expected to be generally good. The first F.O.B. report is expected to be issued by March 27.

SANTA MARIA CALIFORNIA — Shipments (0-0-#) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Quality generally good. (# less than 50,000 lbs)

Onions, dry

U.S. — Shipments (1,054*-1,069*-1,018) — The top shipping areas for the week, in order, were Columbia Basin Washington, Idaho and Malheur County Oregon, Mexico Crossings, Peru, and Texas. (* revised)

COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON AND UMATILLA BASIN OREGON — Shipments (341-357-341, Includes exports 41-42-42) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Active. Prices Higher. Yellow Hybrid 50 pound sacks colossal mostly 7.00, jumbo mostly 6.00, medium mostly 5.00; White 50-pound sacks jumbo mostly 9.00-10.00, medium mostly 9.00; Red Globe Type jumbo mostly 5.00, medium mostly 5.00.

IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY OREGON — Shipments (317-301-311, Includes exports 10-9-6) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Yellow colossal, jumbo and medium higher, others generally unchanged. Yellow Spanish Hybrid 50- pound sacks super colossal mostly 8.00-9.00, colossal mostly 8.00, jumbo mostly 6.00-7.00, medium mostly 5.00-6.00; White 50-pound sacks jumbo mostly 11.00-12.00, medium mostly 10.00; Red Globe Type jumbo 5.00-6.00, medium mostly 5.00.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTH TEXAS 2020 CROP — Crossings (157-178-165) — Movement is expected to increase. Trading Very Active. Prices Yellow Medium and Whites Higher, generally unchanged. Yellow Grano-Type Marked Sweet 40-pound cartons jumbo 12.00-14.00, Yellow Grano - Type 50-pound sacks colossal mostly 8.00, jumbo mostly 7.00, medium mostly 7.00, White 50-pound sacks jumbo 12.00-14.00, medium mostly 12.00-14.00, Red 25-pound sacks jumbo mostly 8.00, medium mostly 7.00.

PERU IMPORTS THROUGH VARIOUS EAST COAST PORTS OF ENTRY — Shipments (93-92-82) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading Moderate. Prices Generally Unchanged. Yellow Granex -marked Sweet 40 pound cartons jumbo mostly 15.00-16.00.

LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS 2020 CROP — Shipments (9-9-30) — Movement is expected to increase as Harvesting continues. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN 2019 CROP — Shipments (15-14-17) — Movement expected to remain about the same Trading Very Active. Prices Generally Unchanged. Yellow Globe Type 50 pound sacks medium mostly 5.00-7.00; master container 16 3-pound mesh sacks medium mostly 7.50-11.00.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (14-15-17) — Movement expected to decrease as the season winds down. Trading Fairly Active. Prices Unchanged. Master container 16 3-pound mesh sacks medium 9.00-11.00, repacker size 8.00-9.00. Quality good.

UTAH — Shipments (18-17-16) — Moment expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

NORTH AND EAST POINTS COLORADO 2019 CROP — Shipments (15-13-15) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading Active. Prices Generally Unchanged. Unofficial prices for Monday, March 17, 2020. Yellow colossal mostly 13.00, jumbo 11.00-12.00, medium 9.00-10.00. White jumbo mostly 19.00, medium mostly 17.00. Red 25 pounds jumbo mostly 9.00-9.50, medium mostly 8.00-8.50. CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA 2019 CROP — Shipments (8-8-10) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT — Shipments (6-8-10) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

COLORADO WESTERN SLOPE 2019 CROP — Shipments (1-1-0) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Last report.

Peppers, bell

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES ARIZONA — Crossings (276-245-236, Field Grown 225-206-195, Greenhouse 51-39-41) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Active. Prices Red 15 pound much higher, others higher. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green extra large 20.95-24.95, large 18.95-20.95, medium mostly 16.95; Place Pack extra large 22.95-24.95, large 20.95-22.95; fair quality extra large mostly 14.95, large mostly 12.95-14.95, irregular size mostly 12.95-14.95; Red mostly 12.95. Red 15 pound extra large mostly 8.95, large mostly 7.95-8.95. GREENHOUSE 11 pound cartons Red and Yellow extra large mostly 12.95, large 10.95-12.95; Orange extra large mostly 14.95, large mostly 12.95-14.95. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (115-128*-86) — Movement expected about the increase slightly. Trading early fairly active, late active. Prices much higher. GREENHOUSE 11 pound cartons Red jumbo and extra large mostly 10.00-11.00, large 8.50-9.95; Yellow jumbo and extra large mostly 10.00-11.00, large 8.50-9.00; Orange jumbo and extra large mostly 11.25-12.50, large mostly 8.75- 9.00. Red 1 1/9 bushel carton irregular size fair quality mostly 13.95. Quality variable. (* revised)

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (38-55-63) — Movement expected to increase. Trading Very Active. Prices Much Higher. Includes palletizing and precooling. 1 1/9 bushel cartons jumbo and extra large mostly 26.35, large mostly 22.35-24.35, irregular sized fair quality mostly 18.35-20.35. Quality generally good.

COACHELLA VALLEY CALIFORNIA — Harvest expected to begin the week of March 30. Quality expected to be generally good. FIRST REPORT.

Potatoes

U.S. — Shipments (1,510*-1,654*-1,822) — The top shipping states, in order, were Idaho, San Luis Valley Colorado, Columbia Basin Washington, Florida, and Wisconsin. (* revised)

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT IDAHO 2019 CROP — Shipments (617-668-779, Includes exports 8-5-13) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Very Active. Prices Carton 90-100s and U.S. twos generally unchanged, others higher. Russet Burbanks U.S. One baled 5-pound film bags non size A mostly 7.00-8.00; 50-pound sacks 40-70s mostly 22.00-23.00, 80s 17.00-18.00, 90s mostly 13.00, 100s mostly 10.00-11.00; U.S. Two 6 ounce minimum 9.00-10.00, 10 ounce minimum mostly 15.50-16.00; Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5-pound film bags non size A mostly 7.50-8.00; 50- pound cartons 40-70s 22.00-23.00, 80s mostly 16.00-17.00, 90s mostly 12.00, 100s 10.00-11.00; U.S. Two 6 ounce minimum mostly 9.00, 10 ounce minimum mostly 16.00.

SAN LUIS VALLEY COLORADO 2019 CROP — Shipments (227-275*-275, Includes exports 16-17-15) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Fairly Active. Prices Unchanged. U.S. One baled 5 10-lb film bags sz A mostly 8.50, baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A mostly 9.50; 50 lb cartons 40-70s mostly 20.00, 80s mostly 16.00, 90s mostly 15.00, 100s mostly 15.00. (* revised)

COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON AND UMATILLA BASIN OREGON 2019 CROP — Shipments (160-158-176, Includes exports 30-28-32) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Very Active. Prices U.S. Twos generally unchanged, others higher Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 10 pound film bags size A mostly 7.00, baled 5 pound film bags size A mostly 8.00; 50 pound cartons 40s mostly 21.00-23.00, 50-70s mostly 22.00-23.00, 80s mostly 16.00, 90s mostly 13.00-14.00, 100s mostly 11.00; U.S. Two 50-pound sacks 10 ounce minimum 10.00-12.00.

FLORIDA 2020 CROP — Shipments (71-81-126) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Round White size B very active at lower prices, others very active. Prices Round Red higher, Round White size B lower, others generally unchanged. Round Red U.S. One 50 pound cartons size A mostly 23.50-24.50, size B mostly 27.00-28.50, Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" mostly 35.75-40.75; 50 pound sacks size A mostly 21.75-22.75, size B mostly 25.50-26.75, U.S. Two 50 pound sacks size A mostly 16.50-16.75, size B mostly 16.75. Round White U.S. One 50 pound cartons size A 30.00-32.50, size B mostly 20.50-22.50, Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" mostly 50.50-50.75; 50 pound sacks size A 28.50-30.75, size B mostly 18.75-20.75. Yellow Type U.S. One 50 pound cartons size A 30.00-31.50, size B mostly 17.50-18.50, Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" mostly 45.75-50.75; 50 pound sacks size A mostly 28.50-29.75 size B mostly 15.75-16.75. CENTRAL WISCONSIN 2019 CROP — Shipments (91-89-105) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Very Active. Prices Russet cartons 40s-70s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly 8.50-9.00, baled 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly 9.50-10.00; 50 pound cartons 40s-70s 20.00-22.00, 80s mostly 18.00, 90s mostly 14.00-15.00, 100s mostly 12.50-14.00.

MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY) 2019 CROP — Shipments (74-97-93) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Active. Prices Res U.S. One and Yellow A and B and U.S. Two size A higher, others generally unchanged. Round Red U.S. One 50 lb cartons size A mostly 17.00-18.00, size B mostly 23.00, Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 30.00. 50 lb sacks size A mostly 15.50-16.50, size B mostly 21.50. Tote bags approx. 2000 lbs per cwt size A mostly 28.00-30.00, size B mostly 40.00. U.S. Two 50 lb sacks size A mostly 10.00-11.00, size B 12.00-14.00. Yellow Creamers 3/4-1 5/8" 30.00. Tote bags approx. 2000 lbs per cwt size A mostly 27.00-30.00, size B mostly 11.00 -14.00.

HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS TEXAS — Shipments (53-50-68) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (58-59*-58) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Active. Prices Unchanged. U.S. 1 size A baled 5 10- pound bags Russet Norkotah mostly 10.50-11.50, baled 10 5-pound bags mostly 11.50-12.50. (* revised)

KERN DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments (41-42-49) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

NORTHERN COLORADO DISTRICT 2019 CROP — Shipments (46-40-46) — Movement expected to increase. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

AROOSTOOK COUNTY MAINE — Shipments (43*-39-41) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Unchanged. U.S.One baled 5 10-pound sacks 2 inch or 4 ounce minimum Russet Norkotah 9.50-10.00, 10 5-pound sacks 10.00-10.50, Round White baled 10 5-pound film bags 2 inch minimum 10.50-11.00. (* revised)

KLAMATH BASIN OREGON AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT — Shipments (24-28*-30) — Movement expected to remain about the same. supplies in too few hands to establish a market. (*revised)

BIG LAKE AND CENTRAL MINNESOTA 2019 CROP — Shipments (4-4-6) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

CANADA (NEW BRUNSWICK) CROSSINGS THROUGH MAINE POINTS — Movement expected about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Higher. USOne/CDOne sz A baled 10 5-pound film bags 11.00-11.75.

Tomatoes

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (218-190-197) — Movement expected to increase. Trading Fairly Slow. Prices Lower. Extra services included. Prices for Friday, March 13th. Mature Greens 85% U.S. One or better 5x6 size mostly 14.95, 6x6 size mostly 15.95, 6x7 size mostly 15.95. Quality generally good. Prices Monday, March 16th to be established based on Tuesday's market.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (234-251-183, Adapted Environment 178-191-137, Open Field 44-48-37, Controlled Environment 12-12-9)—Movement expected to increase. Trading early fairly active, late active. Prices Higher. OPEN FIELD and ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT Vine Ripes 25 pound cartons loose 4x5 size 13.95-14.95, 5x5 size mostly 12.95-13.95; cartons 2 layer 4x4-5x5s mostly 12.95, Quality variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES ARIZONA — Crossings (221-176-170, Adapted Environment 199-155-153, Open Field 22-21-17) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Fairly Active. Prices Higher. OPEN FIELD and ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT 25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes 4x4-5x5 size mostly 14.95-16.95, 5x6 size mostly 14.95; cartons 2 layers Vine Ripes 4x4-4x5s mostly 14.95, 5x5-5x6s mostly 12.95-14.95. Quality variable. Most present — Shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments.

U.S. SHIPPING POINTS — Shipments (21-20*-14) — Greenhouse. No prices reported. (* revised)

Tomatoes, cherry

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (6-5-7) — Movement expected to increase. Trading Moderate. Prices Lower. Extra services included. Flats 12 1-pint basket with lids 13.95. Quality generally good.

Tomatoes, grape

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES ARIZONA — Crossings (56-49-41, Open Field 42-34-32, Adapted Environment 14-15-9) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late very active. Prices much higher. OPEN FIELD and ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT flats 12-1 pint containers with lids medium-large mostly 12.95-14.95. 20 pounds cartons loose medium-large mostly 26.95-28.95. Quality variable.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (22-19-27) — Movement expected to increase. Trading Active. Prices Higher. including palletizing and cooling. Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids 12.95-13.95. 20 pound cartons loose 25.95. Organic flats 12 1-pint containers with lids insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (14-10-8) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading early fairly active, late active. Prices cartons slightly higher, pint generally unchanged. OPEN FIELD and ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT flats 12 1-pint containers with lids medium-large mostly 9.00. 20 lb carton loose medium-large mostly 17.50. Quality variable.

Tomatoes, plum

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES ARIZONA — Crossings (334-295-274, Open Field 196-162-151, Adapted Environment 138-133- 123) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading early fairly active, late active. Prices Slightly Higher. OPEN FIELD and ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT 25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large mostly 14.95, large mostly 12.95-14.95, medium mostly 10.95-12.95. Quality variable. Most present — Shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (113-128*-78, Adapted Environment 89-101*-61, Open Field 22-25*-15, Controlled Environment 2-2-2) — Movement expected to increase. Trading Active. Prices medium higher, others slightly higher. OPEN FIELD and ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT Roma 25 pound cartons loose extra large mostly 14.95, large mostly 12.95-13.95, medium mostly 11.95-12.95. Quality variable. (* revised)

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (54-60-62) — Movement expected to increase. Trading Active. Prices Higher. Extra services included. 25 pound cartons loose extra large 17.95, large mostly 17.95, medium mostly 14.95. Quality generally good.

 
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