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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 Sept. 15-Sept. 22-Sept. 29.

Artichokes

SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (19-16-17) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate. Prices 24s higher, others generally unchanged. Cartons globe green 12s mostly $10.65-12.55, 18s mostly $8.50-10.65, 24s $10.55-12.55, 30-36s mostly $7.55- $9.65; Organic 12-18s $25.55, 24s $25.55-28, 30s $25.55. Quality variable.

 

Asian vegetables

CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA — Shipments (6-5-5) — Movement of Bok Choy expected about the same. Trading active. Prices higher. Bok Choy 30-pound cartons mostly $23.55-25.50. Quality generally good.

 

Asparagus

PERU — Imports (24*-31-32) — Imports via air and boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 11-pounds cartons bunched green jumbo mostly $22.75-24.75, extra-large mostly $19.75-22, Large mostly $17.75-18.75, Standard mostly $17- $18, Small $12-14.75. 11-pounds cartons bunched White Standard $16- $18, Large $16-18. Quality variable. *revised.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, TEXAS CROSSINGS — 12-14-12 — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices small unchanged, others lower. Pyramid cartons/crates 11-pound cartons/crates bunched green small $9.75-11.75, large mostly $26.75-27.75, standard mostly $24.75, jumbo $29.75-30.75. Extra services included.

 

Beans

WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW YORK — Shipments (15-12-13) — Movement expected to decrease as the season continues to wind down. Trading fairly active for fairly light supplies. Prices higher.-bushel cartons/crates round green-type machine-picked $14-18. Includes palletizing and cooling. Quality variable.

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (14*-4*-7) — Imports via boat from Guatemala. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices slightly higher. 5-pounds cartons Haricot Vert French-type) $6-7. Quality variable. *revised.

SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (0-0-5) — Light shipments reported in the district. Movement expected to increase as more shippers begin to harvest. Trading fairly active. Prices-bushel cartons/crates round green-type machine-picked $24.35-24.85. Quality generally good.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (0-1-0) — Very light shipments have begun. Expect sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. report by late October.

COACHELLA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA — Harvest of round green-type expected to begin the week of October 21. Quality expected to be generally good. FIRST REPORT

EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA — Harvesting of the fall crop will begin during the current week.

 

Beets

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZONA — Crossings (MX 2-1-2) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices slightly higher. Cartons bunched red-type 12s mostly $11.45-12.50; Organic 12s red-type mostly $12.45-15, Gold-type $12.45- $14.45. Quality generally good. Most crossings from Mexico transferred to Central California for consolidation and distribution.

 

Broccoli

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (125-113-123) —

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 99 units shipped last week. Trading crown cut fairly active, bunched moderate. Prices slightly higher. Cartons bunched 14s mostly $12.35-14.65, 18s mostly $12.85-15.15; 20-pound cartons loose crown cut mostly $14.35- $16.65, Short Trim mostly $16.45-17.65. Organic cartons bunched 14s mostly $10.50-14.50; 20-pound cartons loose crown cut $16.50-18.45. Quality generally good.

SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 24 units shipped last week. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices crown cut slightly lower, bunched slightly higher. Cartons bunched 14s $13.50-14, 18s $14-14.50; 20-pound cartons loose crown cut mostly $16-17, Short Trim mostly $17-19. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (64-48-49) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Supplies light. Prices higher. 20-pound cartons loose crown cut Short Trim mostly $15.50-17.50. Quality variable.

 

Brussels sprouts

SOUTH AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS ARIZONA — Shipments (CA 22-20-18, Crossings 1-1- 0**) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late slow. Prices lower. 25-pound cartons medium mostly $20.45-23.95. Quality generally good. Most crossings from Mexico transferred to Central California for consolidation and distribution. **less than 50,000-pounds

 

Cabbage

WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW YORK — Shipments (61-47-64) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading active. Prices unchanged. round green-type 50-pound cartons medium $10-12, 50-pound sacks large mostly $7, bulk large cents per-pound $.18-.20. Quality good.

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (34-34-29) —

CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 15 units shipped last week. Trading active. Prices higher. 50-pound cartons 18-24s round green-type mostly $20-21. Organic 50-pound cartons 18- 24s round green-type mostly $16.45-18.95, red-type mostly $16.45-20.95. Quality generally good.

OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 14 units shipped last week. Trading active. Prices green higher, red generally unchanged. 50-pound cartons medium round green-type mostly $19.95-20.95, red-type $11.95. Quality generally good.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (18-20*-14) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices slightly higher. 50-pound cartons round green-type medium mostly $12-12.85. Quality good.

SAN ANTONIO-WINTERGARDEN DISTRICT, TEXAS — Harvest expected to begin the week of October 14. Quality expected to be generally good. FIRST REPORT

LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Harvest expected to begin the week of October 14. Quality expected to be generally good. FIRST REPORT

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA — Shipments Light — Movement expected to decrease. Trading fairly active for light supplies. Prices generally unchanged. 50-pound cartons round green-type medium mostly $10; 50-pound sacks large supplies insufficient to establish market.

 

Carrots

KERN DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (187-215-197) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 48 1-pound film bags in sacks medium-large $13-15.85, 50-pound sacks loose jumbo mostly $16-17, 25-pound sacks loose jumbo mostly $8-8.50, carton 30 1-pound film bags Baby Peeled $18-20. Organic film bags in sacks medium-large 48 1-pound, 24 2-pound and 10 5--pound $18-20; cartons Baby Peeled 24 1-pound and 12 2-pound film bags mostly $19.50-20. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (31-27-22) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. Prices lower. 50-pound sacks loose jumbo mostly $10-12. Quality variable.

 

Cauliflower

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (121-124-114) —

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 76 units shipped last week. Trading early slow, late moderate. Prices 9-12s slightly higher, 16s generally unchanged. Cartons film-wrapped White 12s mostly $7.45-8.65, 9s mostly $7.25-7.65, 16s mostly $6.45-7.65; Organic White 12s mostly $14.45-17.50. Quality generally good.

SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 38 units shipped last week. Trading moderate. Prices 12s generally unchanged, others slightly higher. Cartons film-wrapped White 12s mostly $7-8, 9s and 16s mostly $6-7. Quality generally good.

 

Celery

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (272-263-281) —

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 208 units shipped last week. Trading moderate. Prices Hearts generally unchanged, others lower. Cartons 2-3 dozen mostly $7.50-8.65; Hearts film bags 18s mostly $12.50-13.50. Organic cartons 2 dozen mostly $16.50-16.85, 2 ½ dozen mostly $14.45-16.85; Hearts film bags 18s $14.45- $18.50. Quality variable.

SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 73 units shipped last week. Trading early fairly slow, late slow. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons 2-3 dozen mostly $7-8; Hearts film bags 18s $12-14.95. Quality generally good.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (29-31-30) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading moderate. Prices 2-3 dozen size lower, hearts unchanged. Cartons/crates 2 and 2 ½ dozen $12, 3 dozen $12- $13, cartons film bags Hearts 24 count $22.65, 18 count $17-18. Quality good.

 

Chinese cabbage

CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA — Shipments (10-11-10) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices higher. Nappa 30-pound cartons mostly $18.55-20.35. Quality generally good.

 

Corn

SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (0-0-29) — Movement expected to increase as more shippers begin harvesting in the next two weeks. Trading fairly active. Prices wirebound crates 4 dozen yellow and bi-color $14.95-16.95. Quality generally good.

NEW YORK — Shipments (31-28-25) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Remaining supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Light shipments next 7-10 days. LAST REPORT.

 

Cucumbers

SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (0-33-60) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices medium and cartons 24s generally unchanged, fair quality lower. Waxed 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates medium mostly $26.35-26.85 fair quality $14.35-16.85; cartons 24s $12.35-12.85. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings 50-58-55 — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. Prices large slightly lower, others much lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium mostly $24.95-27.95, fair quality mostly $22.95-25.95, large mostly $25.95-28.95. Quality variable. Most present shipments from prior booking and/or previous commitments.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA — Crossings (18-27-40) — 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 October 7.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH OTAY MESA, CALIFORNIA — Crossings (greenhouse 41-39*-32) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading moderate. Supplies very light. Prices 36s generally unchanged, small lower, others slightly lower. greenHOUSE 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium mostly $22.95, fair quality $20.95, ordinary quality mostly $10.95; small $16.95, large mostly $20.95. Cartons 36s mostly $12.95; Organic 36s $24.95. Quality generally good. *revised

WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW YORK — Shipments (24-20-14) — Movement expected to decrease as the season continues to wind down. Trading fairly active. Unofficial prices from industry sources. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates medium $18-20, fair quality $11-12, carton 24s $7-8. Supplies are in too few hands to report f.o.b. prices. Quality mostly good.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (0-3-6) — Light shipments have begun. Expect sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. report by late week of September 30.

 

Eggplant

COACHELLA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA — Harvest expected to begin the week of October 14. Quality expected to be generally good. FIRST REPORT

SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (3-12-17) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium $14.35-16.85 fair quality $10.35-12.85 large $12.35-14.85. Includes wrapped. Quality generally good.

 

Endive/escarole

CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA — Shipments (2-2-2) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late fairly active. Prices higher. Cartons 24s Endive $9-10.55, Escarole $11.55-12.55. Quality generally good.

 

Greens

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (12-11-13) —

CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 7 units shipped last week. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons bunched 24s Kale green mostly $7.45-9.65; Organic green and red $14.45-20, Lacinato (Tuscan) $14.45-16.45. Quality generally good.

OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected to decrease slightly below the 6 units shipped last week. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices higher. Cartons bunched 24s Kale green $8.95-10.95. Quality generally good.

LEXINGTON DISTRICT SOUTH CAROLINA — Shipments (15-13-12) — Movement expected to gradually increase. Trading moderate. Prices Tuesday, October 02, 2018 compared to Tuesday, September 25, 2018 unchanged. Cartons bunched Kale 24s $9-10.50 mostly $9. Cartons loose Turnip Tops $10. Various containers bunched Collard 6s $9- $9.50 mostly $9. Various containers loose Collard $9-9.50. Quality good.

SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (0-0-0) — Shipments expected to increase with volume around October 10. No f.o.b. issued.

 

Herbs

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (24-22-23) —

CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 14 units shipped last week. Trading active. Prices higher. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s mostly $21.50-23.15, 30s mostly $15.45-17.45; Organic 30s $12-21.95. Anise cartons 24s mostly $15.45-17.45; Organic 12s $10- $16.45. Quality generally good.

OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected to decrease slightly below the 9 units shipped last week. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices lower. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s mostly $19.95-23, 30s mostly $11.95-14. Quality variable.

 

Lettuce, iceberg

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (511-485-523) —

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 452 units shipped last week. Trading early very active, late fairly slow. Prices slightly lower. Cartons 24s film-lined mostly $14.55-15.56, 24s film-wrapped mostly $15.55-16.56, 30s film-wrapped mostly $13.50-14.45. Organic cartons 24s film-wrapped $16.45-18.45, 12s film-wrapped $12.45-14.45. Quality variable.

SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 71 units shipped last week. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons 24s film-lined mostly $14.50-15.50, 24s film-wrapped mostly $15.50-16.50. Quality generally good.

 

Lettuce, romaine

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (409-412-375) —

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 339 units shipped last week. Trading fairly active. Prices higher. Cartons 24s mostly $10.45-11.65; Hearts 12 3-count packages mostly $14.45- $15.75, 48s film-lined mostly $15.55-16.56. Organic carton Hearts 12 3- count packages mostly $18.50-20.55. Quality generally good.

SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 35 units shipped last week. Trading fairly active. Prices higher. Cartons 24s $11-12.85; Hearts 12 3-count packages mostly $14. Quality generally good.

 

Lettuce, other

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (46-49-46) —

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 41 units shipped last week. Trading green leaf active, others moderate. Available supplies of green leaf fairly light. Prices green leaf much higher, red leaf higher, Boston slightly higher. Cartons 24s green leaf mostly $14.45-16.56, red leaf mostly $8.35-9.65, Boston mostly $6.45-8.65. Organic cartons 24s green leaf and red leaf $26-30.85. Quality generally good. Most present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments.

SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 4 units shipped last week. Trading green leaf active, red leaf moderate. Prices green leaf higher, red leaf generally unchanged. Cartons 24s green leaf mostly $14, red leaf $8-10. Quality generally good.

 

Okra

SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (2-2-3) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. Includes palletizing and Cooling. ½-bushel cartons small-medium mostly $7.35- $9.35. Quality generally good.

 

Onions, dry

U.S. — Shipments (including imports, 946*-916-925) — The top shipping areas for the week, in order, were Columbia Basin Washington, Idaho and Malheur County Oregon, Peru, Colorado, and Utah. *revised.

COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON AND UMATILLA BASIN OREGON — Shipments (328-342-383, includes exports of 71-48-80) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices yellow medium higher, yellow colossal, yellow jumbo and red medium lower, others generally unchanged, others lower. yellow Hybrid-type 50-pound sacks colossal mostly $6.50, jumbo $5.50, medium mostly $5.25-5.50; White 50-pound sacks jumbo $12-14, medium $10-12; red globe-type 25-pound sacks jumbo mostly $7, medium $6.

IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY OREGON — Shipments (342-338-323) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices yellow jumbo, yellow medium and red medium generally unchanged, others lower. yellow lower, others generally unchanged. yellow Spanish Hybrid U.S. 1 50-pound sacks Supercolossal mostly $7, colossal mostly $6, jumbo mostly $5.50, medium mostly $5.50; White 50-pound sacks jumbo $12-14, medium $12; red globe-type U.S. 1 25-pound sacks jumbo mostly $8, medium mostly $7.

PERU IMPORTS (AT VARIOUS EAST COAST SHIPPING POINTS) — Shipments (56-56-57) — Movement expected remain about the same. Prices generally unchanged. yellow Granex Marked sweet 40-pound cartons jumbo mostly $18.

NORTH AND EAST POINTS COLORADO — (27-19*-24) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Unofficial prices for Monday, October 1, 2018 yellow Hybrid 50-pound sacks colossal $12, jumbo $8-11, medium $6.50-10; White 50-pound sacks jumbo $15-18. medium $12-16; red globe-type 25--pound sacks jumbo $9-12, medium $8-11. *revised

WESTERN SLOPE COLORADO — Shipments (22-29-24) — Movement expected to increase as harvest of new crop progresses. Unofficial prices for Monday, October 1, 2018 yellow Hybrid 50-pound sacks Supercolossal $7.75-10, colossal $7.50-8.50, jumbo $7-7.50, medium $6-7.

UTAH DISTRICT — Shipments (28-19-23) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA — Shipments (46-32-19) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipment (9-9-13) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly active. yellow globe-type master container 16 3-pound mesh sacks med mostly $10-12. Persistent rains have delays harvest from proceeding to the normal fall schedule.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (18-25-11) — Movement expected to increase as harvesting increases. Trading moderate. Prices yellow globe-type master containers, mesh sacks 16 3-pound medium $10-13, repacker size mostly $9-10. Quality and size variable.

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST — Shipments (15-10-10) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

NEW YORK — Shipments (0-0-8) — Movement expected to slowly increase as growers actively continue harvesting. Trading moderate. Prices mesh sacks yellow globe-type medium 2/4-inch minimum $10-12. Harvesting is still being slowed considerably due to unfavorable weather conditions throughout most of the state. Quality and size variable.

 

Onions, green

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZONA — Crossings (MX 40-30-42) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late active. Prices higher. Cartons bunched 48s medium mostly $23.95-25.65; Leeks 12s $10-12; ICELESS 4 film bags, 12 bunches per bag mostly $24.45-26.50. Organic cartons bunched 48s medium $16.85-22.45. Quality and condition variable. Most crossings from Mexico transferred to Central California for consolidation and distribution.

CENTRAL COAST, CALIFORNIA — Shipments (5-4-4) — Movement of Leeks expected about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate. Prices slightly higher. Cartons bunched Leeks 12s mostly $10.45-12.55, Organic mostly $14.45-16.45. Quality generally good.

LEXINGTON DISTRICT SOUTH CAROLINA — Shipments (04-03-00) — Movement expected to gradually increase. Trading light. Prices Unavailable. Cartons/crates bunched 48s n/a. Quality good.

 

Parsley

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (13-13-13) —

CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 8 units shipped last week. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate. Prices lower. Cartons bunched 60s Curly mostly $9.35-10.45, Plain mostly $9.45- $10.55; Organic bunched 30s Curly $14.45-18.45, Plain mostly $14.45-16.95. Quality generally good.

OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 5 units shipped last week. Trading moderate. Prices Plain slightly higher, Curly generally unchanged. Cartons bunched 60s Curly mostly $10.95-11, Plain mostly $9.95-10. Quality generally good.

 

Peas, green

GUATEMALA IMPORTS — Imports (6-5*-5) — Imports via boat and air From Guatemala. Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices Sugar Snap lower; Snow Peas generally unchanged. 10-pounds cartons Snow Peas mostly $15-16, Sugar Snap peas $17-18. Quality variable.*revised.

PERU IMPORTS — Imports (2-2*-2) — Via air and Boat. Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices Snow Peas generally unchanged; Sugar Snap lower. 10-pounds cartons Snow Peas mostly $18-19, Sugar Snap Peas mostly $19-20. *revised.

 

Peppers, bell

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (57-62-64) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. greenHOUSE 11-pound cartons red jumbo and extra-large mostly $6-8, large mostly $5-7; yellow jumbo and extra-large mostly $8-9, large mostly $7-8; Orange jumbo and extra-large mostly $8-10, large mostly $7-9. Quality variable.

SOUTH DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (46-41-45) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading fairly active. Prices higher. 1 1/9-bushel cartons red extra-large and large mostly $18.95-20.95, irregular size fair quality mostly $10.95-12.95. ½-bushel cartons red extra-large and large mostly $12.95. Quality generally good.

SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (0-3-45) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices large lower, extra-large fair quality higher, others unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates jumbo and extra-large $16.35-16.85 extra-large fair quality mostly $14.85, large $14.35-14.85. Quality generally good.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA — Shipments (35-33-37) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Wide range in price. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green extra-large mostly $13.95- $16.95, large mostly $10.95-14.95, irregular size fair quality $7.95-14.95. Quality generally good.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (56-45-23) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices jumbo and extra-large slightly lower, others lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo and extra-large mostly $12-14.85, large mostly $10-10.85, medium fair quality mostly $8-8.85. Harvest delayed or curtailed by wet fields on Monday, October 1, 2018. Quality generally good. Shipments expected next 7 days. LAST REPORT.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (0-4-4) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices slightly higher. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo $16-16.35; extra-large $16-16.35, fair quality $10-12.35; large $14-14.35.

COACHELLA VALLEY, CALIFORNA — Harvest of green expected to begin the week of October 14. Quality expected to be generally good. FIRST REPORT

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Light shipments expected to begin by week of October 14 with sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. report by late October. FIRST REPORT.

 

Peppers, other

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (55-49-51) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons and crates Anaheim mostly $16-18, Jalapeño mostly $13-15, Poblano mostly $14-16, Serrano mostly $15-17. 8-pound cartons Habanero orange mostly $14-16. Quality variable.

SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (0-0-1) — Very light shipments reported. Movement expected to increase as more shippers begin to harvest. Trading fairly active. Prices 1 1/9-bushel cartons Jalapeño $18.35-20.85. Quality generally good.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Light shipments expected to begin within 14-21 days with sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. report by late October. FIRST REPORT.

 

Potatoes

U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,914-1,816*-1,597) — The top shipping states, in order, were Idaho, Columbia Basin Washington, Colorado, Wisconsin, and Big Lake Minnesota. *revised.

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — 2018 Shipments (787-703-685, includes exports of 6-6-7) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading bales, and carton 80-100s moderate, others slow. Prices Norkotah carton 40s lower, others generally unchanged. Russet Burbank U.S. 1 baled 10-5pound film bags non size A mostly $6.50-8; 50-pound cartons 40s $6.75-8, 50-60s $7-8, 70s $7.50-8, 80-100s $8; Russet Norkotah U.S. 1 baled 10-5pound film bags non size A mostly $7.50; 50-pound cartons 40s mostly $5.50-6, 50-70s $6-7, 80-100s mostly $7.

COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON AND UMATILLA BASIN OREGON 2018 — Shipments (270-229-225, includes export of 66-51-57) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices carton 40s-70s slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Russet Norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $5-5.50, 50-pound carton 40s mostly $8, 50s-70s mostly $8-9, 80s-100s $8-11.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLORADO — Shipments (249-272-191, including exports 25-17-18) — Movement expected to increase as season begins. Trading slow. Prices generally unchanged. Russet U.S One baled 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly $9.50, baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $8.50-9, 50-pound cartons 40s mostly $10, 50s mostly $10, 60s $10, 70s mostly $10, 80s $10, 90s mostly $10, 100s mostly $10. U.S Commercial bulk per cwt mostly $10.50.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (119-177-150) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading round red Size B fairly slow at higher prices, others fairly slow. Prices round red Size B slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Russet Norkotah U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly $9, 50-pound cartons 40s-70s mostly $12-13, 80s mostly $11-12, 90s mostly $9-10, 100s mostly $9-10. round red U.S. 1 10 5-pound size A baled mostly $10-11, 50-pound cartons size A mostly $10-11, size B mostly $13, 50-pound sacks size A mostly $9-10, size B mostly $12. yellow-type U.S. 1 10 5-pound size A baled mostly $12-15, 50--pound cartons size A mostly $12-13, 50-pound sacks size A mostly $11- $12.

BIG LAKE AND CENTRAL MINNESOTA DISTRICT — Shipments (198-130-110, includes export of 0-0-0) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

NORTHERN COLORADO DISTRICT — Shipments (23-26-58) — Movement expected to increase as growers begin to harvest within the next few weeks. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

NEBRASKA — Shipments (85-78-48) — Movement expected to increase as Growers begin to harvest. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY) — Shipments (21-49*-48) — Movement expected to increase as harvest progresses. Trading moderate. Prices round red U.S. 1 50-pound carton size A mostly $10.50-10.75, Tote bags approx. 2000-pounds per cwt size A mostly $15-15.50, baled 10-5-pound film bags size A mostly $10.50-10.75. *revised.

KANSAS — Shipments (27-27-36) — Movement expected to increase as more growers begin harvest by the middle of October. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

KERN DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments (20-23-17) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading moderate. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

LONG ISLAND NEW YORK — Shipments (3-16-15) — Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Prices unchanged. U.S.One size A round White baled 10 5-pound sacks $11-12, 50-pound sacks $8-9, large $10-11.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (16-17-8) — Movement expected to increase. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (29-34-0) — Movement expected to decrease as the season winds down. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT

KLAMATH BASIN (NORTHERN CALIFORNIA-OREGON) — Shipments (0-0-0) — Movement expected to increase as more shippers receive potatoes. FIRST REPORT.

 

Pumpkins

VIRGINIA — Shipments Light — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 36-inch bins, Howden-type, 30-45 count, mostly $85-100.

 

Radishes

OXNARD DISTRICT CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZONA — Shipments (CA 9-10-10, Crossings MX 3-3*-5) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late active. Prices higher. Cartons red bunched 24s mostly $11.55-12.55, 48s $15-17.50. Quality generally good. *revised

 

Spinach

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (17-16-17) —

CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 15 units shipped last week. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate. Prices slightly higher. Cartons bunched Flat 24s mostly $10.45-12.50. Quality generally good.

 

Squash

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA — Crossings (6-13-46) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices 4/7-bushel cartons Zucchini small and small-medium mostly $18.95-20.95, medium mostly $16.95; yellow Straightneck small and small-medium $14.95-16.95, medium mostly $12.95. 1 1/9-bushel cartons Zucchini medium-large mostly $14.95. Quality generally good. FIRST REPORT

SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (4-7-24) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices lower. ½ and 5/9-bushel cartons Zucchini small $18.35-18.85 medium $16.35- $16.85; yellow Straightneck small mostly $12.35-12.85 medium $10.35-12.85 ¾-bushel cartons yellow Crookneck (according to industry sources: small $14.35 medium $10.35). Quality generally good.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (12-14*-6) — Movement expected to continue seasonal decline. Remaining supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Light shipments next 5-7 days. LAST REPORT. *revised.

LEXINGTON DISTRICT SOUTH CAROLINA — Shipments (02-02-02) — Movement expected to decrease as season is coming to an end. Trading light. Prices Tuesday October 02, 2018 compared to Tuesday, September 25, 2018 higher. ½-bushel carton Zucchini green small $15-18 mostly $18, medium $12-15 mostly $15. ¾-bushel cartons yellow Crookneck small $18-20 mostly $18, medium $15-16 mostly $15. Quality good.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (1-1-1) — Movement expected to remain about the same as some producers experience a harvesting gap. Prices ½ and 5/9-bushel cartons Zucchini small and medium supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market; yellow Straightneck small and medium supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Light shipments expected to begin within 7-14 days with sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. report within 14-21 days.

 

Sweet potatoes

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — 2017 Shipments (58*-69*-59) — Movement expected to remain about the same as some shippers have finished with 2017 crop inventories and are transitioning to 2018 crop. Trading moderate. Prices U.S. No. 1 and No Grade Marks jumbo slightly higher, others unchanged. 40-pound cartons Orange-types U.S. No. 1 $15-16, U.S. No. 1 Petite $11-14, U.S. No. 2 $8-10, No Grade Marks jumbo $8-11. *revised.

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — 2018 Shipments (14-11*-17) — Movement expected to increase gradually as shippers finish with 2017 crop inventories and transition to 2018 crop. Currently, no f.o.b. is being issued. *revised.

MISSISSIPPI — Shipments (22-32-25) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading moderate. Prices higher. 40-pound cartons Orange-types U.S. Number One mostly $16-18, U.S. Number Two $10-12 No Grade Marks jumbo $10-12. Mostly Beauregard variety. Quality generally good.

ATWATER, LIVINGSTON DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (19-22-24) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 40-pound cartons Orange and red-types U.S. Number One mostly $24-26, No Grade Marks medium $12-14, jumbo $13-16; White-types U.S. Number One $30-32, No Grade Marks medium $12-16, jumbo $10-14; Japanese-types U.S. Number One $32-34, No Grade Marks medium $30-34 jumbo $23; Organic U.S. Number One Orange and red-types $35-38; White-types $40-42. Quality generally good.

LOUISIANA — Shipments (2017 crop, 6-7-3; 2018 crop, 0-0-3) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices higher. 40-pound cartons Orange-types U.S. Number One $16-19, U.S. Number Two and No Grade Marks jumbo mostly $10. (2018 crop prices) 40-pound cartons Orange-types U.S. Number One $18-20, U.S. Number Two $11-12 and No Grade Marks jumbo $10- $11. Quality generally good.

 

Tomatoes

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (184-142-207, Adapted Environment 134-102-155, Open-Field 34-26-38, Controlled Environment 16-14-14) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 4x4- 4x5 size lower, 5x5-5x6 size slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Adapted environment and Open-field Vine-ripes cartons 2-layer 4x4-4x5s mostly $9.95-10.95, 5x5-5x6s mostly $8.95-9.95; 25-pound cartons loose 4x4- 4x5 size $8.95-9.95, 5x5-5x6 size mostly $8.95-9.95. Quality generally good. Most present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments.

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA — Shipments (174-171-160) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early slow, late moderate. Prices higher. 25-pound cartons loose Mature greens extra-large and large mostly $7.95, medium mostly $6.95. Quality generally good.

TENNESSEE — Shipments (44-33-31) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading fairly slow. Prices 5x6 size lower, others generally unchanged. Extra services included. 25-pounds carton loose Mature greens 85 % U.S. 1 or Better 5x6 size $10.95, 6x6 size $10.95, 6x7 size $9.95. Quality generally good.

EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA — Shipments (34-38-17) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices from industry sources 25-pound cartons Mature greens 85% U.S. 1 or better 5x6 size $11.95, 6x6 size $11.95, 6x7 size $11.95. Supplies in very few hands.

U.S. SHIPPING POINTS — greenhouse shipments (20-21*-12) — No prices reported. *revised.

FLORIDA WEST DISTRICT — Shipments (0-2-7) — Light harvest expected to continue for the next 7 days. Expect sufficient volume for first f.o.b. within 14 days.

SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN — Shipments (17-10*-6) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading slow. Prices slightly lower. 25-pound cartons loose lower, others unchanged. Vine-ripes 25-pound cartons loose 5x5 size $10.95-12.95, 5x6 and 6x6 size $9.95-11.95, cartons 2-layer 4x4s and 4x5s and 5x5s mostly $12-12.95. Quality generally good. *revised. Light shipments expected next 5-7 days. LAST REPORT.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (3-6-5) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading slow. Prices slightly lower. 25-pound cartons loose Vine-ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $5.95-10.95, extra-large $5.95-10.95, large $5.95-10.95. Extra services included. Includes previous commitments.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH OTAY MESA, CALIFORNIA — Crossings (8-6*-4, Adapted Environment 6-5*-3, Open Field 2-1*-1) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices Adapted environment cartons 2-layer Organic 4x4-5x6s $18.95. Quality generally good. *revised

 

Tomatoes, cherry

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH OTAY MESA, CALIFORNIA — Crossings (Adapted Environment 2-1-3) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices higher. Supplies very light. Adapted environment flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large $16.95. Quality generally good.

FLORIDA WEST DISTRICT — Shipments (0-1-2) — Light harvest has begun and expected to continue for the duration of the season. Supply in too few hands to establish a market.

EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA — Shipments Very Light — Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices from industry sources flats 12 1-pint baskets $13.95. Supplies in very few hands.

 

Tomatoes, grape

FLORIDA WEST DISTRICT — Shipments (1-11-15) — Movement expected to increase. Trading active. Prices higher. Includes palletizing and cooling. Flats 12-1 pints container with lids $12.95-13.95; 20-pounds carton loose $23.95-25.95. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (6-4-5) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. Adapted environment and Open-field flats 12 1-pint containers with lids medium-large mostly $7.95-9.95. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH OTAY MESA, CALIFORNIA — Crossings (Adapted Environment 3-4*-3) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices higher. Adapted environment and Open-field flats 12 1-pint containers with lids medium-large $12.95, 20-pound cartons loose medium-large mostly $24.95. Organic Adapted environment flats 12 1-pint containers with lids medium-large $14.95-16.95, 20-pound cartons loose medium-large $30.95- $32.95. Quality generally good. *revised

EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA — Shipments (3-2-2) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices from industry sources flats 12 1- pint containers with lids $13.95; 20-pound cartons loose $25.95. Supplies in very few hands.

SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN — Shipments (2-2-2) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading moderate. Unofficial prices from Industry sources flats 12 one-pint containers with lids med-lge $10-12.95. Supplies in few hands. No daily f.o.b. Shipping Point prices being issued. Light shipments next 5-7 days. LAST REPORT.

TENNESSEE — Shipments (0-0-0) — Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Reported indication for industry sources for prices. Includes palletizing and cooling. Flats 12-1 pints container with lids $13.95; 20 -pounds carton loose $25.95. Quality generally good.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (0-1-0) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Flats 12 1- pint containers with lids $9.95-10.95; 20-pound cartons loose $17.95-23.95. Extra services included.

 

Tomatoes, plum

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (85-73-96, Adapted Environment 66-57-76, Open Field 17-15-19, Controlled Environment 2-1-1) — Movement expected about the same. Trading very active. Prices higher. Adapted environment and Open-field 25-pound cartons loose Roma extra-large mostly $16.95-18.95, large mostly $15.95-17.95, medium $12.95-14.95. Quality variable.

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA — Shipments (51-51-38) — Movement expected about the same. Trading very active. Prices medium higher, others slightly higher. Supplies very light. 25-pound cartons loose Roma extra-large mostly $13.95, large mostly $12.95, medium mostly $10.95. Quality generally good.

TENNESSEE — Shipments (36-39-37, Organic 0-0-0) — Movement expected to increase. Trading very active. Prices higher. Extra services included. Some harvest curtailed due to wet fields. 25-pound cartons loose Roma. extra-large $15.95, large $15.95, medium $12.95-13.95. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH OTAY MESA, CALIFORNIA — Crossings (36-23*-24, Adapted Environment 25-16*-17, Open-Field 11-7*-7) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early very active, late active. Prices generally unchanged. 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; Organic extra-large, large and medium $20.95. Quality generally good. *revised

SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN — Shipments (13-13-16) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading active on extra-large, large fairly active. Prices large higher, others generally unchanged. 25-pound cartons loose Roma extra-large mostly $13-14.95, large $10-12.95. Quality variable.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (0-1-1) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices higher. 25-pound cartons loose Roma extra-large $11.95-15.95, large $11.95-15.95. Extra services included.

 

Tropicals

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (52*-29*-28) — Imports from Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Brazil. Movement expected to remain about the same. Ports of Entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices Yucca, Dasheen(Coco Islena)and yellow Yams(Name)higher; 20-pound cartons Chayote and Malanga lower; others generally unchanged. Calabaza 50-pound sacks mostly $10-12; Chayote 40-pound cartons mostly $18-21; 20-pound cartons $10-13; Ginger Root 30-pound cartons from Costa Rica mostly $19-21 and from Brazil by boat mostly $20-22; Malanga 40-pound cartons Blanca (large) mostly $27-30; Lila (large) mostly $35-39; Taro 40-pound cartons Eddoes mostly $23-26; 40-pound cartons Dasheen (Coco Islena) mostly $17-18; Yams (Name) 45-pound cartons yellow mostly $78- $82; 50-pound cartons White mostly $32-36; Yucca (Cassava) 37-pound cartons mostly $16-17. Quality good. *revised.

CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Imports (1-7*-3) — Imports from the Dominican Republic. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Coconut 65-70-pound sacks 40s $22- $24. Quality good. *revised.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — TOMATILLOS — Crossings (24-22-28) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates mostly $16-18. Quality variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — CHAYOTE — Crossing (7-7-9) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. 40-pound cartons mostly $18-20. Quality variable.