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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 domestic and international shipping points for the fresh market. Protective services are extra unless otherwise stated.

Shipments are in 1,000 cwt. for weeks ending July 7-July 14-July 21.

Apples

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — 2017 CROP Shipments (709-755-809, Includes Exports 203-203-244) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices Gala 72-113s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Washington Extra Fancy carton tray pack red Delicious 72-88s $16-18, 100-125s $15-17; Golden Delicious 72s mostly $22-24, 80s mostly $21-23, 88s mostly $20-22, 100s mostly $18-20, 113s mostly $16-18, 125s $15-17; Fuji 72- 80s mostly $20-22, 88s mostly $18-20, 100s mostly $15-17, 113s mostly $15-18, 125s mostly $14-16; granny smith 72s mostly $22-24, 80s mostly $19-22, 88s mostly $18-21, 100s mostly $16-18, 113s mostly $15-17, 125s mostly $13-15; Gala 64s mostly $20-22, 72-80s mostly $22-24, 88s mostly $20-22, 100s mostly $17-19, 113s $16-18, 125s $15-17; Honeycrisp (supplies light), 64-88s mostly $62-66, 100s mostly $42-44, 113s mostly $30-34.

NEW YORK — Shipments (11-9-6) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Too few open market sales to establish a market.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA — Shipments (0-0-0) — Movement expected to begin within the next two weeks as light harvest of early variety Gala is expected to begin late in the week of July 22. Expect first f.o.b. week of July 29 or August 5.

 

Apricots

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — 2018 CROP Shipments (19-18-16) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices 2-layer tray pack 80-84s lower, others generally unchanged. Cartons 2-layer tray pack Various varieties 60-64s mostly $26-28.90, 70-72s mostly $24-26.90, 80-84s mostly $20-22.90. 24-pound cartons loose Various varieties 1 7/8-inch minimum mostly $22-24.90; 1 5/8-inch minimum mostly $18-20.90. varieties (listed by volume in descending order) Perfection, Rival, Autumn Sprite, Robada, Goldbar, Goldstrike, Goldrich, Patterson, Castlebrite, Goldsweet, Riland, Moorpark and Lorna.

 

Avocados

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (339-224-214) — Crossings expected to decrease. Supply fairly light. Trading fairly slow. Prices 32-48s higher, 60s lower, others generally unchanged. Cartons 2-layer Hass 32-40s mostly $30.25-32.25, 48s mostly $33.25-34.25, 60s mostly $34.25-36.25, 70s mostly $34.25-35.25, 84s mostly $22.25-24.25. Extra services included. $24.25. Extra services included.

SOUTH DISTRICT CALIFLORNIA — Shipments (112-109-**) — Movement expected to decrease. Supply fairly light. Trading fairly slow. Prices 60s and 84s generally unchanged, others lower. Cartons 2-layer Hass 32-40s mostly $40.25-42.25, 48s mostly $40.25-42.25, 60s mostly $36.25- $38.25, 70s mostly $32.25-34.25, 84s mostly $24.25-25.25. **data unavailable. Extra services included.

PERU — Imports — (19-37-51) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons 2-layer Hass 32 size and 36 size $26.25-28.25; 40 size $28.25-30.25; 48 size thru 70 size $30.25-32.25.

SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (7-9*-6) — Supply light. Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Cartons 1-layer 8-12s mostly $14-15; cartons 2-layers 16-24s mostly $28-30. Predominant variety Simmonds; few Donnie. Quality good. *revised. **unavailable.

 

Blackberries

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA DISTRICT (8-11-13) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early slow, late moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Flats 12 6-ounce cups with lids Blackberries mostly $14-16. Wide range in quality and condition.

SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA DISTRICT (3-8-5) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early slow, late moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Flats 12 6-ounce cups with lids Blackberries mostly $14- $16. Organic flats 12 6-ounce cups with lids Blackberries mostly $20. Wide range in quality and condition.

NORTH CAROLINA DISTRICT — Shipments (4-4-2) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early slow, late moderate. Prices slightly higher. Flats 12 6-ounce cups with lids Blackberries mostly $16. Quality generally good. Many present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments.

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (3*-2*-**) — Imports via air from Guatemala. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading active. Cartons 12 6-ounce cups with lids Blackberries $14.50-15.50. *revised. **unavailable.

 

Blueberries

OREGON/WASHINGTON — Shipments (48-45-53) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading early fairly slow, late slow. Supplies heavy. Prices lower. Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large mostly $10-12. Organic mostly $18-20. Flats 12-6-ounce cups with lids medium-large mostly $12-14. Growers diverting some supplies to Controlled Atmosphere storage and processors due to market conditions. Quality generally good.

BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA CROSSINGS THROUGH NORTHWEST WASHINGTON (13-38-49) — Crossings expected about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late slow. Supplies heavy. Prices lower. Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large mostly $10-11. Quality generally good.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (14-32-45) — Movement expected to increase slightly as season peaks. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids large mostly $14-15.50. Most harvesting curtailed over the past weekend due to rain and wet fields. Quality mostly good.

SOUTH NEW JERSEY — Shipments (73-51-25) — Movement expected to decrease as the season winds down. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids large $13-15. Quality variable. Remaining supplies are in few hands. LAST REPORT.

 

Cantaloupes

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA — Shipments (265-508-605) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late very slow. Prices lower. ½ cartons 9s and 12s mostly $4-5; Organic 9s and 12s mostly $6.95-9.95. Oversized ½ cartons 9s (6 size) mostly $4-5. Quality generally good.

SOUTHWEST INDIANA AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS — Shipments (28-76-73) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading slow. Prices lower. Includes palletizing and Cooling. 24-inch bins 90s and 100s mostly $100-120. Quality generally good.

NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTH CAROLINA — Shipments (44-56-49) — Too few new sales to establish a market.

 

Cherries

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — 2018 CROP Shipments (491-486-457, Includes Exports 199-250-219) — Movement expected about the same. Trading red Sweets 9.5 and 11-row size fairly active at lower prices, others fairly active. Wide range in prices. Prices red Sweets 9.5 and 11-row size lower, others generally unchanged. 15-pound cartons bagged Rainier Washington 1 9½ mostly $46-52.90, 10-row size mostly $44- $48.90, 10 ½-row size mostly $38-46.90. Cartons 8 $2.25-pound film bags and 18-pound cartons bagged Various red Sweet varieties Washington 1 9½-row size mostly $30-34.90, 10-row size mostly $26-32.90, 10½-row size $26-30.90, 11-row size $22-25.90. varieties (listed by volume in descending order) Sweet Cherries, Dark Sweet, Sweetheart, Skeena, Bing, Rainier, Lapin, Chelan, Cristalina, Samba, Regina, Benton, Santina, Tip Top, Tieton and Orondo ruby.

 

Clementines

CHILE — Imports — (123-167-119) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Flat cartons 10 3-pound mesh bags 24 size and 28 size $26-28; 32 size mostly $26; and 36 size mostly $24-26.

SOUTH AFRICA — Imports — (1-1-2) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Flat cartons 10 3-pound mesh bags 24 size and 28 size $26-28; 32 size mostly $26; and 36 size $24-26.

URUGUAY — Imports — (0-14-0) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase seasonally. Expecting volume and number of importers to increase to establish a market.

PERU — Imports — (2-18-0) — Imports via boat. Imports recorded as Tangerines. Movement expected to decrease seasonally as importers transition to tangerines. Ports of entry: Philadelphia and New York. Trading fairly slow. Supplies light. Prices lower. Flat cartons 10 3-pound mesh bags 24 size and 28 size $26-28; 32 size mostly $26; and 36 size $24-26. LAST REPORT.

 

Grapefruit

SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments Moderate — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Unofficial prices from trade sources 7/10-bushel cartons Star ruby Shippers First Grade 23-27s mostly $19-21.95, 32s mostly $19.78-21.95, 36s mostly $19.78-20.95, 40s mostly $15.78-16.95, 48s mostly $14-14.80, 56s $12.50-14.95; Shippers Choice 23-27s mostly $12-14.78, 32-36s mostly $14-16.78, 40s mostly $13.80-14.78, 48s $13.28-14.28, 56s $11.50-12.80; Organic Shippers First Grade 23-27s $21.80-25.80, 32s mostly $24.80-28.80, 36-40s mostly $26.80-32.80. No f.o.b. report is expected to be issued due to supplies in few hands. Prices include light supplies of Rio red variety.

 

Grapes, table

KERN DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (0-156-318) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 19-pound containers bagged Sugraone large-extra-large mostly $20.95, Organic $26.95-28.95, medium-large $16.95-18.95 Flame seedless large-extra-large mostly $18.95, Organic $26.95-28.95 medium-large mostly $16.95; Summer Royal large-extra-large mostly $22.95, Organic $26.95-28.95; Ivory large- extra-large mostly $20.95-22.95 Extra services included.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (0-16-61) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. 19-pound containers bagged Sugraone large-extra-large $18.95-22.95; Flame seedless large- extra-large mostly $18.95, Organic $26.95-28.95 medium-large mostly $14.95; Summer Royal large-extra-large $18.95-22.95; Ivory large-extra- large $20.95-23.95 Extra services included.

 

Honeydews

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA — Shipments (119-167-150) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late very slow. Prices lower. 2/3 cartons 5s and 6s mostly $4-5, 8s mostly $4-4.50; Organic 5s $5.95-8.95, 6s mostly $6.95-8.95. Quality generally good.

 

Kiwifruit

CHILE — Imports — (6-14-12) — imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading fairly slow. Prices unchanged. 9 kg (19.8-pound) containers loose Hayward 25s and 27s $14-15; 30s and 33s $13-14; 36s $12-13; 39s mostly $12; and 42s $11-12.

 

Lemons

SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments Light — Movement expected about the same. Trading very active. Supplies light. Prices higher. 7/10-bushel cartons (wide range in price) Shippers First Grade 75s mostly $42.80-49.80, 95s mostly $44.80-49.80, 115-140s mostly $44.80- $50.80, 165s mostly $43.80-50.80, 200s mostly $42.80-48.80, 235s mostly $38.80-43.80; Shippers Choice 75-95s mostly $38.80-44.80, 115s mostly $39.80-44.80, 140-200s mostly $40.80-46.80, 235s mostly $34.80-38.80.

CHILE — Imports — (38-62-61) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase seasonally. Port of entry: Philadelphia Trading very active. Prices higher. 17 kg cartons Marked Fancy 75s thru 115s mostly $46-48; 140s mostly $46.

 

Limes

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (215-207*-235) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices 110-175s higher, others much higher. 40-pound cartons seedless-type 110-200s mostly $12-14, 230-250s mostly $10-12. Wide range in price, quality and condition. *revised

 

Mangoes

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (163-174-185) — Movement of Ataulfo expected to decrease slightly, others expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. Flats 1-layer Tommy Atkins 6-7s mostly $3.50-4, 8s mostly $4, 9-10s mostly $3-3.50, 12s mostly $3.25; Kent 6-7s mostly $3.75-4.25, 8-9s mostly $4-4.50, 10s mostly $3.50-4, 12s mostly $3.25-3.75; Ataulfo (supplies light) 12s mostly $8-9, 14s mostly $7.50-8.50, 16s mostly $6.50-7.50, 18s mostly $5.75-6.25, 20s mostly $5.50, 22s mostly $4.50-5. Quality variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA — Crossings (106-95-94) — Movement on Ataulfo expected to decrease sharply, others expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices Kent and Tommy Atkins 6-8s slightly higher, 10s much higher, 12s generally unchanged, others slightly lower. Cartons 1-layer Kent 6-8s mostly $3.25-3.50, 9-10s mostly $3-3.25, 12s mostly $3; Tommy Atkins 6-8s mostly $3.25-3.50, 9-10s mostly $3-3.25, 12s $3; Ataulfo (supplies very light) 12s mostly $6.25-6.50, 14s mostly $6, 16s mostly $5.50-5.75, 18s mostly $4.75, 20s mostly $4, 22s mostly $3.75. Quality variable.

CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Imports (18*-6*-**) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: South Florida. Haiti. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Flats one-layer Francis (Francine) 7s-12s mostly $6.50-7. *revised, **unavailable.

 

Melons

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA — Shipments (14-28-23) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. 2/3 cartons Galia, Hami, Orange-flesh and Sharlyn 5s and 6s mostly $9.45-10; Organic Galia 5s and 6s mostly $10.95. Quality generally good.

 

Nectarines

CENTRAL AND SOUTH SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY — Shipments (40-39-47) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices Various yellow-flesh 25-pound carton loose 54-56 size lower, others generally unchanged. Cartons 2-layer tray pack Various yellow-flesh varieties 40-42s mostly $20.95-22.95, 48-50s mostly $18.95-20.95. 25-pound carton loose 54-56s mostly $16.95-19.95, 60-64 size $16.95-18.95, 70-72 size $13.95-16.95. Various White-flesh varieties 2-layer tray pack 48-50s mostly $20.95-22.95. 25-pound carton loose 60-64 size $16.95-18.95, 70-72 size mostly $14.95-16.95. Extra services included. Primary varieties Honey Royal, Fire Sweet and Honeylicious.

SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY — Shipments (0-0-1) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Various yellow-flesh varieties mostly Easternglo and Summer Beaut 25-pound cartons 2¾- to 4-inch and up $23-24, 2½- to 2¾4-inch $20. Rain is delaying harvest.

 

Oranges

SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments Fairly Light — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices Shippers First Grade 113-138s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. 7/10-bushel cartons Valencia Shippers First Grade 48s mostly $17.80-19.80, 56s mostly $18.80-20.80, 72s mostly $19.80-22.80, 88s mostly $21.80-23.80, 113s mostly $22.80-24.80, 138s $22.10-23.80; Shippers Choice 48s mostly $14.80-16.80, 56s mostly $15.80-17.80, 72s mostly $16.80-18.80, 88s mostly $19.80-21.80, 113s mostly $21.80-24.95, 138s mostly $21.80-23.80; Organic Shippers First Grade 56s mostly $34.80-38.80, 72-88s mostly $33.80-37.80, 113s mostly $30.80-33.80; Shippers Choice 56s $21.80-26.30, 72-88s $22.80-26.80.

CHILE — Imports — (44-128-174) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. 15 kg cartons Navel 40s thru 56s mostly $22-24; 64s mostly $20-22; 72s $18-20; 88s $16-18; and 113s mostly $16.

FLORIDA — Shipments (**-**-**, includes export **-**-**) — Prices not reported. **unavailable.

SOUTH AFRICA — Imports — (1-14-44) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. 15 kg cartons Navel 40s thru 56s mostly $22-24; 64s mostly $20-22; 72s $18-20; and 88s $16-18.

 

Papayas

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (38-32*-44) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 30-40-pound cartons Maradol-type and 30-35-pound cartons Tainung mostly $18-20. Quality variable. *revised

GUATEMALA — Imports (14*-12*-**) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading fairly active. Prices higher. Cartons 30-35-pounds Tainung-type 8s- 14s mostly $13-14. Quality generally good. *revised. **unavailable.

BRAZIL — Imports — (3*-3*-**) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Cartons 3.5-kilogram Solo-type (Golden) 9s-12s mostly $9.50-10. Quality generally good. *revised. **unavailable.

 

Peaches

CENTRAL GEORGIA AND SOUTH CAROLINA — Shipments (CENTRAL GEORGIA 6-3-0, SOUTH CAROLINA 76-80-87) — Very light shipments being reported from Georgia. Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. ½-bushel cartons Various yellow-flesh varieties 3-inch and up and 2 ¾-inch minimum mostly $16.85, 2 ½-inch minimum $13.85-14.85. Primary varieties: Cresthaven, Julyprince, Scarletprince. Quality generally good.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY — Shipments (53-71-78) — Movement expected remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices Various yellow-flesh 2-layer tray pack 40-42s higher, Various White-flesh 25-pound carton loose 60-64 size lower, others generally unchanged. Cartons 2-layer tray pack Various yellow-flesh varieties 40-42s mostly $18.95-20.95, 48-50s mostly $16.95-18.95. 25-pound carton loose 54-56 size $16.95-18.95, 60-64 size mostly $14.95-16.95, 70-72 size $12.95-13.95. Cartons 2-layer tray pack Various White-flesh varieties 48-50s mostly $20.95-22.95. 25-pound carton loose 54-56 size $16.95-18.95, 60-64s mostly $15.95, 70-72 size $12.95-14.95. Extra services included. Primary varieties Summer Flame 29, Zee Lady and Sweet Dream.

SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY — Shipments (2-12-10) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active for light supplies. Various yellow-flesh varieties mostly Gala and redhaven half-bushel cartons 2 ¾-inch and up $18.85-22.85, 2 ½-2 ¾-inch mostly $16.85-18.85. Size running heavy to 2 ½-inches. Rain is delaying harvest.

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — 2018 CROP Shipments (0-1-4) — Movement expected to increase seasonally as more growers begin the harvest. The first f.o.b. report expected to be issued the week of July 22. Quality generally good.

APPALACHIAN DISTRICT (MD-PA-VA-WV) — Shipments (0-0-1) — Movement very light as growers harvest early varieties of unwashed fuzzy peaches. Marketable volume of packed peaches is about 1-2 weeks away as weather has pushed back production. Trading active. Various yellow-flesh varieties mostly Glenglo and Belair half-bushel crates unwashed 2 ½-2 ¾-inch including 2 ½-inch and up $18.00-20. Quality good. Size heavy to 2 ½-inches.

MICHIGAN — Shipments very light — Movement expected to increase as more growers begin harvest of early season varieties. Expect harvest of red Haven to begin around August 1st. FIRST REPORT.

 

Pears

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA INCLUDING SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY — Shipments (0-5-24) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading active. bartlett 40-pound cartons wrapped U.S. 1 70s-80s mostly $32, 90s $29-30, 100s mostly $26, 110s $24, 120s mostly $23, 135s mostly $22. bartlett 36-pound cartons tight fill U.S. 1 80 size $28, 90 size $25-26, 100 size $22-23, 110 size $20, 120 size mostly $20, 135 size mostly $18, 150 size $18.

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — 2017 CROP Shipments (29-31-19, Includes Exports 7-11-4) — Movement expected to decrease sharply as most handlers have finished marketing the crop. Remaining supplies light and in too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT.

ARGENTINA — Imports — (1-4-4) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 18 kg containers D'Anjou 70 thru 90 size mostly $28; and 100 size $24-26.

 

Pineapples

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (26-23*-24) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices much lower. Cartons 1-layer golden ripe 5-8s mostly $5-5.50. Quality variable. *revised

 

Plums

CENTRAL AND SOUTH SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY — Shipments (10-18-15) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Various Black varieties 70-75 size higher, others generally unchanged. 28-pound carton loose Various Black varieties 30-35 size mostly $24.95- $26.95, 40-45 size mostly $22.95-24.95, 50-55 size mostly $17.95-18.95, 60-65 size mostly $14.95-16.95, 70-75 size mostly $12.95-14.95. Various red varieties 40-45 size mostly $22.95-24.95, 50-55 size mostly $17.95- $18.95, 60-65 size mostly $14.95-16.95. Extra services included. Primary varieties Owen T, Prime Time and Friar varieties.

 

Raspberries

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA DISTRICT — (30-33-30) — Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Prices lower. Flats 12 6-ounce cups with lids red mostly $14-16. Quality generally good.

 

Strawberries

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA DISTRICT — Shipments (398-407-419) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading Conventional fairly slow, Organic slow. Prices Conventional slightly lower, Organic lower. Flats 8 1-pound containers with lids medium mostly $9-10. Includes palletizing and cooling. Organic flats 8 1-pound containers with lids medium mostly $8-10. Wide range in quality and condition. Many present shipments from previous commitments and/or prior bookings. Some berries being diverted to freezer and/or processor.

SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA DISTRICT — Shipments (143-123-129) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Conventional fairly slow Organic slow. Prices Conventional slightly lower, Organic lower. Flats 8 1-pound containers with lids medium mostly $8-10. Includes palletizing and cooling. Organic flats 8 1-pound containers with lids medium mostly $8-10. Wide range in quality and condition. Many present shipments from previous commitments and/or prior bookings. Some berries being diverted to freezer and/or processor.

 

Tangerines

PERU — Imports — (0-17-12) — Imports via boat. Movement of W. Murcott Afourer and Tango varieties expected to increase seasonally. Sufficient volume and number of importers to establish a market expected the week of July 29, 2018 FIRST REPORT

 

Watermelons

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA — Shipments (306-415-582, Seedless 287-394-571, Seeded 19-21-11) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late slow. Prices lower. 24-inch bins per-pound red-flesh seedless-type approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly $.14-.15, approximately 60 count mostly $.14-.16; red-flesh seedless Miniature 6s, 8s and 9s mostly $9-10.95; Organic 6s and 8s mostly $12.95-14.95. Quality generally good.

SOUTHWEST INDIANA AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS — Shipments (49-143-404, Seeded 5-12-27, seedless 44-131-377) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading red-flesh Seeded fairly slow, red-flesh seedless slow. Prices lower. 24-inch bins per-pounds. red-flesh Seeded 35s mostly $.12. red-flesh seedless 36s mostly $.11, 45s $.11-.13, 60s mostly $.11-.12. Quality generally good.

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI — Shipments (144-249-302, Seeded 21-30-35; seedless 123-219-267) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading red-flesh Seeded fairly slow, red-flesh seedless slow. Prices lower. 24-inch bins per-pounds. red-flesh Seeded 35s $.11-.12. red-flesh seedless 36s $.11-.12, 45s $.11-.13, 60s mostly $.11-.12. Quality generally good.

NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (29-125-257) — (Seeded 3-13-20, seedless 26- 112-237) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading slow. Prices lower. 24-inch bins per-pound red-flesh Seeded 35s $.12-.14. red-flesh seedless 36s mostly $.10-.12, 45s mostly $.11-.13, 60s mostly $.10-.12. Quality generally good.

GEORGIA — Shipments (1,218-758-254, Seeded 67-29-7, seedless 1,151-729-247) — Movement expected to decrease as season ends. Supply in too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT.

TEXAS — Shipments (202-194-247, Seedless 181-182-237, Seeded 21-12-10) — Movement expected about the same. Available supplies light. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 24-inch bins per-pound red-flesh seedless-type approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly $.14-.16, approximately 60 count mostly $.12-.14. Quality generally good. Most present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments at lower prices. Shipments include San Antonio, Eagle Pass, Gustine, Waco, West Texas and Central Texas growing areas.

DELAWARE, MARYLAND, VIRGINIA — Shipments (0-11-83) — Movement expected to increase. Too few new sales to establish a market.

SOUTH CAROLINA — Shipments (158-130-74, Seeded 4-2-0, seedless 154-128-74) — Supply insufficient and too few new sales to establish a market.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (0-0-4, Seeded 0-0-0, seedless 0-0-4) — Light harvest has begun and expected to continue for the next 10 days. Expect sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.