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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 Aug. 18-Aug. 25-Sept. 1.

 

Apples

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — 2017 CROP Shipments (730-640-611, Includes Exports 173-166-160) — Movement of 2017 crop expected to decrease slightly. Trading moderate. Prices granny smith slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Washington Extra Fancy carton tray pack red Delicious 72-88s $17-19, 100-113s mostly $16-18, 138s $15-17; Fuji 72-88s mostly $18-20, 100s mostly $16- $18, 113s mostly $14-16; granny smith 72s mostly $20-22, 80s mostly $19-22, 88s mostly $18-20, 100s mostly $16-18, 113s mostly $14-16.

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — 2018 CROP Shipments (82-150-258, Includes Exports 20-19-39) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Washington Extra Fancy carton tray pack Gala 72-80s mostly $24-26, 88s mostly $22-24, 100-113s mostly $18-20; Honeycrisp 72-80s mostly $72-78, 88s mostly $70-75.90, 100s mostly $46-50.

NEW YORK — Shipments (7-25-38) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading moderate. Cartons U.S. Extra Fancy 12 3-pound film bags 2½-inch minimum Ginger Gold mostly $18.90-20; Paula red $17-23. Cartons U.S. Extra Fancy tray pack Ginger Gold 80s mostly $25-26, 88s mostly $25- $26; Paula red 80s mostly $25-26, 88s mostly $25-26.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA — Shipments (33-31-34) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Cartons U.S. Extra Fancy 12 3-pound film bags 2 ½-inch minimum Gala $22.95-24.90. Cartons U.S. Extra Fancy tray pack Gala 80s mostly $28.95-32.90, 88s mostly $26.95-32.90, 100s mostly $24.95-28.90, 113s mostly $22.90-24.95.

APPALACHIAN DISTRICT (MD-PA-VA-WV) — Shipments (8-18-30) — Movement expected to increase as shippers continue with harvest. Trading active. Prices unchanged. Cartons tray pack U.S. Extra Fancy Ginger Gold 72s-88s $24.00-26, Gala 80s-88s $32.00-34 100s $30.00; cartons 12-3-pound film bags Ginger Gold $21.00, Gala $24.00.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (2-15*-12) — Movement expected to increase as growers increase harvest of Gala and McIntosh and begin harvest of Honeycrisp. Trading active for light supplies. Prices generally unchanged. Prices U.S. Extra Fancy cartons 12 3-pound film bags 2 ½-inch minimum Gala $20-22, McIntosh $18-22, Paula red mostly $17-18, Ginger Gold mostly $17-20. *revised.

NEW ENGLAND — Shipments (0-2-3) — Movement expected to increase seasonally as growers begin to harvest early varieties. Too few open market sales to establish a market.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Light movement Under way, however, late frost and hail damage during the growing season have delayed harvest. Some apples being diverted to processor. varieties include Ginger Gold and Gala. Currently, no f.o.b. is being issued. FIRST REPORT.

 

Avocados

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (332-292-177) — Crossings expected to decrease slightly. Trading fairly slow. Prices 40s and 60s generally unchanged, others lower. Cartons 2-layer Hass 32-36s mostly $46.25-48.25, 40s mostly $40.25-42.25, 48s mostly $36.25-38.25, 60s mostly $34.25-36.25, 70s mostly $29.25-30.25, 84s mostly $20.25-22.25. Extra services included. Extra services included.

PERU — Imports — (41-39-84) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain the same. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices 32 and 36 size higher, others lower. Cartons 2-layer Hass 32 and 36 size mostly $32.25; 40 size $30.25-32.25; 48 size mostly $30.25; 60 size $28.25-30.25; and 70 size $26.25-28.25.

SOUTH DISTRICT CALIFLORNIA — Shipments (58-57-**) — Movement expected to decrease. Supply light. Trading slow. Prices lower. Cartons 2-layer Hass 48s mostly $44.25-46.25, 60s mostly $40.25-42.25, 70s mostly $35.25-37.25, 84s mostly $22.25-24.25. **data unavailable. Extra services included.

SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (12-13*-10) — Supply light. Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons 1-layer 8-12s mostly $11; cartons 2-layers 16-24s mostly $21. Predominant varieties are Bernecker, Miguel and Nesbitt; few Tonnage and Beta. Quality good. *revised.

 

Blackberries

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA DISTRICT (22-18-16) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early very slow, late moderate. Prices higher. Flats 12 6-ounce cups with lids Blackberries mostly $10-12. Wide range in quality and condition.

SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA DISTRICT (7-8-9) — Movement expected to increase. Trading very slow, late moderate. Prices Conventional higher, Organic generally unchanged. Flats 12 6-ounce cups with lids Blackberries mostly $10-12. Organic flats 12 6-ounce cups with lids Blackberries mostly $10-12. Wide range in quality and condition.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS — Crossings (0*?1-1) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Supplies insufficient to establish a market. Quality variable. The first f.o.b. report is expected to be issued the week of the week of September 23. FIRST REPORT. *less than 50,000-pounds

NORTH CAROLINA DISTRICT — Shipments (0-1-1) — Movement expected to decrease sharply. Supplies insufficient to establish a market. Wide range in quality and condition. Light and sporadic shipments expected to continue through September. LAST REPORT.

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (3*-4*-**) — Imports via air from Guatemala. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Cartons 12 6-ounce cups with lids Blackberries $9-10. *revised. **unavailable.

 

Blueberries

OREGON/WASHINGTON — Shipments (46-36-31) — Movement expected to continue to decrease seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices 6-ounce cups slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large mostly $21-23. Flats 12 6-ounce cups with lids medium-large mostly $12-15; Organic mostly $24.80-28.80. varieties include Aurora, Last Call, Liberty, Legacy and Elliot. Some fruit movement from Controlled Atmosphere Storage. Some harvest slowed by precipitation received in the growing areas September 2. Quality variable.

BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA CROSSINGS THROUGH NORTHWEST WASHINGTON — Crossings (29-32-31) — Crossings expected to decrease seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices slightly higher. Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids CDONE medium-large mostly $21-23. varieties include Elliot, Aurora, Liberty and Legacy.

PERU — Shipments (0-0-9) — Movement expected to increase as the season is fully Under way. Trading active. Prices flats 12 1-pint cups with lids large mostly $32-36, 12 6-ounce cups with lids large $22-24. Quality very good.

 

Cantaloupes

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA — Shipments (533-515-515) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices slightly higher. ½ cartons 9s mostly $5-5.50, 12s mostly $6; Organic 9s mostly $10.95, 12s mostly $10.95-14.95. Oversized ½ cartons 9s (6 size) mostly $5- $5.50. Quality generally good.

 

Grapefruit

SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments Light — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 40-56s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Unofficial prices from trade sources 7/10-bushel cartons Star ruby Shippers First Grade 23-32s mostly $19-20.95, 36s mostly $18.78-20.95, 40s mostly $15.78-17.95, 48s mostly $14-15.95, 56s $13.28-15.95. No f.o.b. report is expected to be issued due to supplies in few hands. Prices include supplies of ruby red variety.

 

Grapes, table

KERN DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (593-647-638) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 19 -pound containers bagged Scarlet Royal large-extra-large mostly $16.95, Organic mostly $22.95; Summer Royal large-extra-large mostly $16.95, Organic mostly $22.95; Ivory large-extra-large mostly $15.95-16.95; Princess large-extra-large mostly $16.95; red seedless large-extra- large mostly $18.95, medium-large $15.95-16.95; Autumn King large-extra- large $16.95-18.95. Extra services included.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (88-107-103) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices red seedless and Princess generally unchanged, others lower. 19-pound containers bagged Scarlet Royal large-extra-large mostly $16.95, medium-large mostly $14.95; Ivory large-extra-large mostly $15.95-16.95, medium-large mostly $12.95; Princess large-extra-large $14.95-16.95; red seedless large-extra-large $16.95-18.95, medium-large $14.95-16.95. Extra services included.

 

Honeydews

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA — Shipments (183-201-192) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 2/3 cartons 5s mostly $5-5.50, 6s mostly $6; Organic 5s and 6s mostly $8.95-10.95. Quality generally good.

 

Kiwifruit

CHILE — Imports — (17-25-29) — imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 9 kg (19.8-pound) containers loose Hayward 25s thru 30s mostly $16; 33s thru 39s mostly $14-15; and 42s mostly $13-14.

 

Lemons

CHILE — Imports — (72-119-113) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 17 kg cartons Marked Fancy 75s mostly $40-42; 95s and 115s mostly $40-44; 140s mostly $38-40; and 165s mostly $38.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (58-82-80) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices lower. 7/10-bushel cartons Marked Choice 95-140s mostly $36-38, 165- 200s mostly $34-36. Quality variable.

SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments Light — Movement expected about the same. Trading very active. Supplies very light. Prices generally unchanged. 7/10-bushel cartons (wide range in price) Shippers First Grade 75s mostly $54.80-57.80, 95-165s mostly $55.80-57.80, 200s mostly $52.80-55.80, 235s mostly $44.80-48.80; Shippers Choice 75s mostly $42.80-48.80, 95-200s mostly $44.80-50.80, 235s mostly $39.80-44.80.

 

Limes

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (270-226-193) — Movement expected about the same. Trading 230-250s fairly slow, others moderate. Prices 110-150s slightly lower, 230-250s lower, others generally unchanged. 40-pound cartons seedless-type 110-150s mostly $18-20, 175s mostly $17-19, 200s mostly $13-15, 230s mostly $8-10, 250s mostly $7-9. Quality and condition variable.

 

Mangoes

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (80-101-88) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Flats 1-layer Keitt 6-7s mostly $4.25-4.75, 8-10s mostly $4.50-5, 12s mostly $4.25-4.75. Quality variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA — Crossings (62-69-65) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late active. Supplies light. Prices higher. Cartons 1-layer Keitt 4-8s mostly $4.50-5, 9-10s mostly $4.50, 12s mostly $4.25. Quality variable.

BRAZIL, ECUADOR and PERU — Imports (1-5-**) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Flat one-layer Tommy Atkins supply insufficient to quote. **unavailable.

CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Imports (5-2*-**) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: South Florida. Haiti. Supply in too few hands to quote. LAST REPORT FOR THE SEASON.

 

Nectarines

CENTRAL AND SOUTH SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY — Shipments (46-44-33) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices Generally unchanged. Cartons 2-layer tray pack Various yellow-flesh varieties 40-42s mostly $18.95-20.95, 48-50s mostly $17.95-18.95. 25 -pound carton loose 54-56s mostly $16.95-18.95, 60-64 size $15.95-16.95, 70-72 size $13.95-14.95. Various White-flesh varieties 2-layer tray pack 48-50s mostly $20.95-22.95. 25-pound carton loose 60-64 size mostly $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 (4-3-3) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Various yellow-flesh varieties mostly Fantasia 25-pound cartons 2 ½-2 ¾-inch mostly $14.85 2 ¼-2 ½-inch mostly $12.85.

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — Shipments Moderate — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 2-layer tray pack Various yellow-flesh varieties 30-36s $20.90, 40-44s $18.90, 48-50s $16. Quality generally good.

 

Oranges

SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments Moderate — Movement expected about the same. Trading 113-138s active for light supplies, 72-88s moderate, others fairly slow. Prices 88-138s 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 $23.80-24.80, 113s mostly $27.80-28.80, 138s mostly $26.80-27.80; Shippers Choice 48s mostly $15.80-16.80, 56s mostly $15.80-17.80, 72s mostly $17.80-18.80, 88s mostly $22.80-23.80, 113s mostly $26.80-27.80, 138s $25.80-27.80; Organic Shippers First Grade 56s mostly $34.80-38.80, 72-88s mostly $33.80-37.80, 113s mostly $30.90-33.80; Shippers Choice 56-88s $18.80-26.30.

CHILE — Imports — (105-185-176) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain the same. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading 40s thru 64s very slow, others moderate. Prices 72s and 88s higher, others lower. 15 kg cartons Navel 40s thru 64s mostly $14; 72s mostly $10-12; 88s mostly $12; and 113s $16-18.

SOUTH AFRICA — Imports — (3-6-0) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain the same. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading 40s thru 64s very slow, others moderate. Prices 72s and 88s higher, others lower. 15 kg cartons Navel 40s thru 64s mostly $14; 72s mostly $10-12; and 88s mostly $12.

 

Papayas

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (34-43-40) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. 30-40-pound cartons Maradol-type mostly $20-22; 30-35 -pound cartons Tainung mostly $18-20. Quality variable.

GUATEMALA — Imports (13*-13*-**) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons 30-35-pounds Tainung-type 8s-14s mostly $15-16. Quality generally good. *revised. **unavailable.

BRAZIL — Imports — (6*-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- $10.50. Quality generally good. *revised. **unavailable.

 

Peaches

CENTRAL AND SOUTH SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY — Shipments (106-98-65) — Movement expected remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons 2-layer tray pack Various yellow-flesh varieties 40-42s mostly $17.95-18.95, 48-50s mostly $16.95-18.95. 25 -pound carton loose 54-56 size $16.95-17.95, 60-64 size mostly $14.95- $16.95. Cartons 2-layer tray pack Various White-flesh varieties 48-50s mostly $17.95-19.95. 25-pound carton loose 54-56 size $16.95, 60-64s mostly $14.95-15.95, 70-72 size $11.95-13.95. Extra services included. Primary varieties Summer Flame 29, Zee Lady and Sweet Dream.

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — Shipments (21-25-27) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons 2-layer tray pack Washington Extra Fancy Various yellow-flesh varieties 32-36s mostly $18.90, 40-44s mostly $16.90, 48-50s mostly $14.90, 54-56s $12.90-14.90. varieties include Sweet Dream, Rich Lady, Snow Giant, Zee Lady, White Lady, Brendasun, Summer Lady, Davidsun, Summer sweet, O'Henry, Diamond Princess and Elegant Lady.

SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY — Shipments (22-19-21) — Movement expected to decrease as shippers finish harvesting their last varieties. Trading moderate. Prices about unchanged. Various yellow-flesh varieties mostly Fayette, Flame Prince, Jersey Queen, Laurol, PF 27A, PF 28-007, and PF 35-007 half-bushel cartons 2 ¾-inch and up mostly $16.85, 2 ½-2 ¾-inch $11.85-$14.85. Quality variable.

APPALACHIAN DISTRICT (MD-PA-VA-WV) — Shipments (14-10-10) — Movement expected to decrease as most shippers are finished harvesting and packing. Trading moderate. Prices about unchanged. Various yellow-flesh varieties mostly Cresthaven and PF 27, half-bushel cartons 2 ½-2 ¾-inch including 2 ½-inch and up mostly $15.00-16.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (11-11-8) — Movement expected to decrease as some growers have finished harvest. Trading fairly slow. Unofficial prices from industry sources half-bushel cartons Various yellow-flesh varieties hydro-cooled 2 ¾-inch minimum $22-26, 2 ½-inch minimum $18-22, 2 ¼-inch minimum $12-15, orchard run for farm market sales mostly $20-22. No current f.o.b. Shipping Point prices being reported.

 

Pears

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA INCLUDING SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY — Shipments (95-86-81) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices bartlett 36-pound Tight Fill cartons and bartlett 40-pound wrapped cartons 110s-120s generally unchanged, others lower. bartlett 40-pound cartons wrapped U.S. 1 70s mostly $24, 80s mostly $23-24, 90s mostly $22, 100s mostly $20, 110s $20, 120s $20. bartlett 36-pound cartons tight fill U.S. 1 80 size mostly $20, 90 size $18-19, 100 size mostly $18, 110 size $17-18, 120 size mostly $17, 135 size mostly $17, 150 size mostly $16. Bosc Golden 40-pound cartons wrapped U.S. 1 70s-80s mostly $36-38, 90s mostly $34-36, 100s mostly $30-32, 110s $26-28. Stark Crimson ½ cartons wrapped 35s-45s $20-22, 50s mostly $18, 55s mostly $16. Organic bartlett 40-pound cartons wrapped U.S. 1 70s-80s mostly $36-38, 90s mostly $34-38, 100s mostly $32-36, 110s mostly $28-36.

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — 2018 CROP Shipments (33-57-80, Includes Exports 7-12-23) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly active at slightly lower prices. Prices slightly lower. 4/5-bushel cartons wrapped bartlett US One 70-80s mostly $32-34, 90s mostly $30-32, 100s mostly $26-28, 110s mostly $24-26, 120s mostly $22-24, 135s mostly $20-22.

 

Pineapples

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (233*-244*-**) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. Primarily Costa Rica. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Cartons one-layer Golden Ripe 5s supply in too few hands to quote, 6s mostly $11, 7s mostly $10- $11 8s mostly $9. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Cartons one-layer Golden Ripe 5s-6s $11, 7s mostly $10-11, 8s $9-10. Port of entry: Southern California. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Cartons one-layer Golden Ripe 5s-6s $11-12, 8s mostly $9- $10. Quality good. *revised. **unavailable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (16-18-29) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Quality variable. The first f.o.b. report is expected to be issued the week of September 2.

 

Plums

CENTRAL AND SOUTH SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY — Shipments (11-14-7) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 28-pound carton loose Various Black varieties 30- 35 size mostly $22.95-24.95, 40-45 size mostly $18.95-20.95, 50-55 size mostly $14.95-16.95, 60-65 size mostly $12.95-14.95, 70-75 size $10.95- $12.95. Various red varieties 40-45 size mostly $18.95-20.95, 50-55 size mostly $17.95-18.95, 60-65 size mostly $14.95-16.95. Extra services included

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — Shipments (4-5-3) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 30-pound cartons Early Italian-type Washington One 1 ¼-inch minimum mostly $18.90-20.90.

 

Raspberries

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA DISTRICT — Shipments (27-27-29) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged from a market high on Wednesday, August 29. Flats 12 6-ounce cups with lids red mostly $16. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS — Crossings (12-4-4) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Supplies insufficient to establish a market. Quality variable. The first f.o.b. report is expected to be issued the week of the week of September 23. FIRST REPORT.

 

Strawberries

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA DISTRICT — Shipments (383-345-340) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading early Moderate, late fairly active. Prices higher. Flats 8 1-pound containers with lids medium mostly $10. Includes palletizing and cooling. Organic flats 8 1-pound containers with lids medium mostly $12-14. Wide range in quality and condition.

SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA DISTRICT — Shipments (86-95-96) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. Prices higher. Flats 8 1-pound containers with lids medium- large $10-12, medium mostly $10. Includes palletizing and cooling. Organic flats 8 1-pound containers with lids medium mostly $14, medium large mostly $12-14. Wide range in quality and condition.

 

Tangelos

PERU — Imports — (2-4-4) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Ports of entry: Philadelphia and New York. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. 10 kg containers Minneola 30s and 35s mostly $12; 45s and 50s mostly $10; and 60s mostly $9.

 

Tangerines

CHILE — Imports — (0-90-152) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase seasonally. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Expecting number of importers to increase to establish a market. FIRST REPORT.

PERU — Imports — (19-19-54) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. Ports of entry: Philadelphia and New York. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Flat cartons 10 3-pound mesh bags 24 size thru 32 size $28-30.

 

Watermelons

SOUTHWEST INDIANA AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS — Shipments (616-515-412, Seeded 26-17-16, seedless 590-498-396) — Movement expected to decrease as few growers finish the season current week. Trading active. Prices higher. 24-inch bins per-pounds. red-flesh seedless 45s $.20-.22, 60s $.19-.21. Quality generally good.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA — Shipments (423-471-369, Seedless 416-462-361, Seeded 7-9-8) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early active, late fairly active. Prices seedless slightly higher, Miniature generally unchanged. 24-inch bins per-pound red-flesh seedless-type approximately 35-60 counts mostly $.17-.19. red-flesh seedless Miniature cartons 6s $9.95-10.95, 8-9s mostly $10.95-11.95; Organic 6s and 8s mostly $14.95-16.95, 9s mostly $14.95-15.95. Quality generally good.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (98-173-209, Seeded 14-11-6, seedless 84-162-203) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading active. Prices higher. 24-inch bins per-pounds. red-flesh seedless 45s $.21-.22, 60s $.20-.21. Quality generally good.

DELAWARE, MARYLAND, VIRGINIA — Shipments (252-230-173, Seeded 5-5-2, seedless 257-225-171) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading active. Prices higher. 24-inch bins per -pound red-flesh seedless 36s mostly $.22, 45s mostly $.22, 60s mostly $.20-.21. Quality generally good.

TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA — Shipments (TX 180-219-168, Seedless 172-206-152, Seeded 8-13-16, OK 9-9-10) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading fairly active. Prices higher. 24-inch bins per-pound red-flesh seedless-type approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly $.18-.20, approximately 60 count mostly $.17-.19. Quality generally good. Most present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments at lower prices. Texas shipments include Seminole, Plains, Gustine, West Texas and Central Texas.

NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (183-102-87, Seeded 7-3-1, seedless 176-99-86) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading active. Prices higher. 24-inch bins per-pound red-flesh seedless 36s $.18-.20, 45s mostly $.22, 60S $.18-.20. Quality generally good.

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI — Shipments (119-98-40, Seeded 6-4-1, seedless 113-94-39) — Movement expected to decrease as growers finish for the season. Supply insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT.