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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. 1-Sept. 8-Sept. 15.

Artichokes

SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (17-15-19) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices 18-24s much lower, 30-36s lower, 12s generally unchanged. Cartons globe green 12s mostly $12.50-12.65, 18-24s mostly $9.55-11.55, 30-36s mostly $7.55-9.65; Organic 12s $22-25.55, 18s $24-25.55, 24-30s $25.55. Quality variable.

 

Asian vegetables

CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA — Shipments (6-6-6) — Movement of Bok Choy expected about the same. Trading active. Prices higher. Bok Choy 30-pound cartons mostly $18.55-19.50. Quality generally good.

 

Asparagus

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, TEXAS CROSSINGS — (25-25-21) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Pyramid cartons/crates 11-pound cartons/crates bunched green small $9.75-10.75, large mostly $28.75-30.75, standard mostly $22.75, jumbo $30.75-34.75. Extra services included.

PERU — Imports (21-16-2) — Imports via air and boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices Small unchanged; others lower. 11-pounds cartons bunched green jumbo supply in too few hands to quote, extra-large $26.75-27.75, Large $24.75-25.75, Standard $20-21, Small $14-14.75. 11-pounds cartons bunched White Standard $19, Large $19. Quality variable.

 

Beans

WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW YORK — Shipments (17-17-15) — Movement expected to decrease as the season continues to wind down. Trading fairly active for fairly light supplies. Prices lower.-bushel cartons/crates round green-type machine-picked $14-16. Includes palletizing and cooling. Quality variable.

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (10-8-**) — Imports via boat from Guatemala. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices higher. 5-pounds cartons Haricot Vert French-type) mostly $7. Quality variable. **unavailable.

EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA — Harvesting of the fall crop is expected to begin in approximately two weeks. FIRST REPORT.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Light shipments are expected to begin within 7-10 days with sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. report by mid to late October. FIRST REPORT.

 

Beets

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZONA — Crossings (MX 1-2-1) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons bunched red-type 12s mostly $11.45- $12.65; Organic 12s red-type $10.45-19.50, Gold-type $10.45-14.50. Quality generally good. Most crossings from Mexico transferred to Central California for consolidation and distribution.

 

Broccoli

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (105-107-125) —

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 95 units shipped last week. Trading moderate. Prices much lower. Cartons bunched 14s mostly $9.35-10.65, 18s mostly $9.85-11.15; 20-pound cartons loose crown cut mostly $11.35-12.65, Short Trim mostly $12.50- $13.56. Organic cartons bunched 14s mostly $15.50-18.95; 20-pound cartons loose crown cut mostly $21.50-24.95. Quality generally good.

SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 30 units shipped last week. Trading moderate. Prices crown cut slightly lower, bunched lower. Cartons bunched 14s mostly $8-10, 18s mostly $8.50-10.50; 20-pound cartons loose crown cut mostly $13-14, Short Trim mostly $14.50-16. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (49-55-64) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 20-pound cartons loose crown cut Short Trim mostly $12-14. Quality variable.

 

Brussels sprouts

SOUTH AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS ARIZONA — Shipments (CA 16-20-22, Crossings 0-0-1) —Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late active. Prices higher. 25-pound cartons medium mostly $27.50-28.95. Quality generally good. Most crossings from Mexico transferred to Central California for consolidation and distribution.

 

Cabbage

WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW YORK — Shipments (65-70-61) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading active. Prices higher. round green-type 50-pound cartons medium mostly $10. Bulk large cents per-pound mostly $.15-.16. Most large size being moved from pre- season contracts. Quality good.

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (28-28-34) —

CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 21 units shipped last week. Trading early slow, late moderate. Prices lower. 50-pound cartons 18-24s round green-type $13.50-15.50. Organic 50-pound cartons 18-24s round green-type $16.45-18.45, red-type $18.45-20.95. Quality generally good.

OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 13 units shipped last week. Trading moderate. Prices green lower, red generally unchanged. 50-pound cartons medium round green-type mostly $13.95-14.85, red-type $8.95-9.95. Quality generally good.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (16-19-18) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices unchanged. 50-pound cartons round green-type medium $11-12.85. Quality good.

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA — Shipments Light — Movement expected to remain about the same. Harvesting on Monday September 17 curtailed due to wet conditions. Supplies insufficient to establish market.

 

Carrots

KERN DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (178-163-187) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 48 1-pound film bags in sacks medium-large $13-15.85, 50-pound sacks loose jumbo mostly $17, 25-pound sacks loose jumbo mostly $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 (31-24-31) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. 50-pound sacks loose jumbo mostly $11- $13. Quality variable.

 

Cauliflower

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (83-86-121) —

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 82 units shipped last week. Trading fair slow. Prices much lower. Cartons film-wrapped White 12s mostly $7.45-8.55, 9s mostly $6.50-7.55, 16s mostly $6.45-7.65; Organic White 12s mostly $26.45-29.50. Quality generally good.

SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 39 units shipped last week. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons film-wrapped White 12s mostly $7-8.85, 9s mostly $6-8, 16s mostly $6- $7. Quality generally good.

 

Celery

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (243-212-272) —

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 199 units shipped last week. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices Hearts generally unchanged, others slightly lower. Cartons 2-3 dozen mostly $8.45-9.85; Hearts film bags 18s mostly $12.15-13.65. Organic cartons 2-2 ½ dozen moderate $15.50-22.85; Hearts film bags 18s $14.45- $22.66. Quality variable.

SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 73 units shipped last week. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices lower. Cartons 2-2 ½ dozen mostly $8-9.50, 3 dozen mostly $8.15-9. Quality generally good.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (28-25-29) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices full size slightly higher, hearts unchanged. Cartons/crates 2 and 2 ½ dozen $12.50-13, 3 dozen $13-13.50, cartons film bags Hearts 24 count $22.65, 18 count $17- $18. Quality generally good.

 

Chinese cabbage

CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA — Shipments (12-9-10) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices cartons higher, crates slightly higher. Nappa WGA crates $22.95-25.50, 30-pound cartons mostly $16.35-18. Quality generally good.

 

Corn

NEW YORK — Shipments (71-35-31) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices higher. Wirebound crates 4 dozen minimum yellow mostly $12-14, Bi-Color mostly $12-13. Some harvesting curtailed on Monday, September 17, 2018 due to rain and wet fields. Quality variable.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (43-19-16) — Movement expected to continue seasonal decline as nearly all growers have finished for the season. LAST REPORT.

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA — Shipments Light — Movement expected to decrease. Remaining supplies insufficient to establish market. Light shipments will continue for approximately two weeks. LAST REPORT.

 

Cucumbers

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (37-41-50) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Available supplies very light. Prices generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium mostly $30.95, fair quality mostly $28.95, large $28.95-30.95. Quality variable. Most present shipments from prior booking and/or previous commitments.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (82*-52*-36) — Movement expected to continue seasonal decline as most growers nearly finished for the season. Trading active for light supplies. Light shipments expected next 7 days. LAST REPORT. *revised.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH OTAY MESA, CALIFORNIA — Crossings (greenhouse 55-42*-32) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading 36s active, others active at slightly lower prices. Supplies very light. Prices 36s generally unchanged, others slightly lower. greenHOUSE 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium mostly $30.95, fair quality $28.95, ordinary quality mostly $18.95; small mostly $24.95, large $28.95. Cartons 36s mostly $16.95-17.95; Organic 36s $28.95. Quality generally good. *revised

WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW YORK — Shipments (36-29-24) — Movement expected to decrease as the season continues to wind down. Trading 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.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA — Crossings (9-7-18) — Movement expected to increase seasonally, with additional shippers expecting to begin the week of September 23. 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 30. FIRST REPORT

SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (0-0-3) — Very light shipments reported in the district. Currently no f.o.b. issued at this time. Expected f.o.b. to be issued around October 1.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Light shipments are expected to begin current week with sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. report by week of September 30.

 

Eggplant

MICHIGAN — Shipments (7-5-3) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active for medium, others moderate. Remaining supplies light and in too few hands to establish a market. Light shipments expected next 10-14 days. LAST REPORT.

SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (0-3-3) — Movement expected to increase as more shippers begin to harvest. Trading moderate. Current supplies insufficient to establish market. (prices according to industry sources: 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium $14.35 fair quality $8.35 and large $10.35). Includes wrapped. Quality generally good.

 

Endive/escarole

CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA — Shipments (2-1-2) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices Endive higher, Escarole generally unchanged. Cartons 24s Endive mostly $8.45-9.65, Escarole $9.45-11.55. Quality generally good.

 

Greens

LEXINGTON DISTRICT SOUTH CAROLINA — Shipments (13-15-15) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading moderate. Prices Tuesday, September 18, 2018 compared to Tuesday, September 11, 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.

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

CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 7 units shipped last week. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons bunched 24s Kale green mostly $8.45-9.50; Organic green mostly $14.45-18.95, red $10.45-18, Lacinato (Tuscan) $12.45-19. Quality generally good.

OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 5 units shipped last week. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons bunched 24s Kale green mostly $7.95-8.95. Quality generally good.

 

Herbs

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

CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 16 units shipped last week. Trading Cilantro active, Anise moderate. Prices higher. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s mostly $18-20.65, 30s mostly $14.45-16.55; Organic 30s mostly $16.45-22.95. Anise cartons 24s mostly $13.45-14.50; Organic 12s mostly $12-14.45. Quality generally good.

OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 8 units shipped last week. Trading 60s fairly active, 30s moderate. Prices higher. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s mostly $22.95-24.95, 30s $11.95-15.95. Quality generally good.

 

Lettuce, iceberg

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (547-501-511) —

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 455 units shipped last week. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons 24s film-lined mostly $7.35-8.65, 24s film-wrapped mostly $8.35-9.65, 30s film-wrapped mostly $7.15-8.65. Organic cartons 24s film-wrapped $20.45-22.45, 12s film-wrapped $10.45-14.45. Quality variable.

SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 56 units shipped last week. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons 24s film-lined mostly $7.85-9.25, 24s film-wrapped mostly $9- $10. Quality generally good.

 

Lettuce, romaine

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (409-381-409) —

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 358 units shipped last week. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons 24s mostly $8.45-9.65; Hearts 12 3-count packages mostly $10.45-11.65, 48s film-lined mostly $11.45-12.65. Organic carton Hearts 12 3-count packages mostly $17.50- $18.55. Quality generally good.

SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 50 units shipped last week. Trading moderate. Prices Hearts higher, 24s slightly higher. Cartons 24s mostly $8.85-10; Hearts 12 3-count packages mostly $11-13.50. Quality generally good.

 

Lettuce, other

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (47-44-46) —

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 42 units shipped last week. Trading green leaf moderate, others slow. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons 24s green leaf mostly $7.45-8.65, red leaf mostly $6.35-7.65, Boston mostly $6.45-7.65. Organic cartons 24s green leaf and red leaf $18.45-20.85. Quality generally good. red leaf and Boston harvest curtailed by market conditions.

SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 4 units shipped last week. Trading moderate. Prices slightly higher. Cartons 24s green leaf mostly $8.85-9, red leaf mostly $8.50-9. Quality generally good.

 

Okra

SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (2-2-2) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Includes palletizing and Cooling. ½-bushel cartons small-medium $10.35. Quality generally good.

 

Onions, dry

U.S. — Shipments (including imports, 877-800*-917) — The top shipping areas for the week, in order, were Idaho and Malheur County, Oregon; Columbia Basin, Washington; Peru; San Joaquin Valley, California; and Colorado. *revised.

IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY OREGON — (295-264-342) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading yellow medium higher, others moderate. Prices yellow medium higher, jumbo White generally unchanged, others lower. yellow lower, others generally unchanged. yellow Spanish Hybrid U.S. 1 50-pound sacks Supercolossal mostly $7.50-8, colossal mostly $6.50-7, jumbo $5.50-6, medium mostly $5.50; White 50-pound sacks jumbo mostly $14, medium $12-14; red globe-type U.S. 1 25-pound sacks jumbo $8-9, medium $7-8.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASHINGTON; AND UMATILLA BASIN, OREGON — Shipments (289-314-328, includes exports of 44-71-48) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading yellow medium active, others moderate. Prices yellow medium higher, others lower. yellow Hybrid-type 50-pound sacks colossal mostly $7-7.50, jumbo mostly $6, medium mostly $5-5.50; White 50-pound sacks jumbo mostly $14, medium mostly $12-13; red globe-type 25-pound sacks jumbo $7.50-8, medium mostly $6.50-7.

PERU IMPORTS (AT VARIOUS EAST COAST SHIPPING POINTS — Shipments (30-53-56) — Movement expected to increase as more shippers start to receive Peruvian onions. Prices generally unchanged. yellow Granex Marked sweet 40-pound cartons jumbo mostly $18.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA — Shipments (147-73-46) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

NORTH AND EAST POINTS COLORADO — (30-21-27) — Movement expected to increase as harvest of new crop progresses. Unofficial prices for Monday, September 17, 2018 yellow Hybrid 50-pound sacks colossal $12-13, jumbo $10- $11, medium $9-9.50; White 50-pound sacks jumbo $17-20, medium $14-16; red globe-type 25-pound sacks jumbo $12, medium $11.

WESTERN SLOPE COLORADO — Shipments (0-3-22) — Movement expected to increase as harvest of new crop progresses. Unofficial prices for Monday, September 17, 2018 yellow Hybrid 50-pound sacks Supercolossal $10, colossal $8.50- $9, jumbo $7.50-8, medium $6-7; red globe-type 25-pound sacks jumbo $9-10, medium $8.

UTAH DISTRICT — (0-21-22) — Movement expected to increase to as more shippers get started with new onions. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST — Shipments (14-9-15) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

VIDALIA DISTRICT, GEORGIA — (30-17-11) — Movement expected decrease seasonally. Remaining supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipment (3-6-9) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Too few open market sales to establish a market. The first f.o.b. of the season has been delayed due to adverse harvest weather conditions. No date has been set for the first f.o.b. of the 2018 storage season.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (0-0-0) — Initial harvest of early varieties has started in a light way. Reportable volume of cured (dried) storage onions expected later in the month.

NEW YORK — Shipments (0-0-0) — Harvesting of transplants and plugs are well Under way. Expect to see New York Grano-type onions at different levels of sale. Current supplies of globe-type storage onions in too few hands to establish a market. Expect first f.o.b. report later in the month.

 

Onions, green

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZONA — Crossings (MX 47-44*-40) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late active. Prices small much higher, others higher. Cartons bunched 48s medium mostly $18.45-19.55, small mostly $16.45-18.65; ICELESS 4 film bags, 12 bunches per bag mostly $18.45-19.50. Organic cartons bunched 48s medium $16.45-18.45. Quality and condition variable. Most crossings from Mexico transferred to Central California for consolidation and distribution. *revised

CENTRAL COAST, CALIFORNIA — Shipments (5-4-5) — Movement of Leeks expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices slightly higher. Cartons bunched Leeks 12s mostly $10.45-12.65, Organic mostly $14.45-16.45. Quality generally good.

LEXINGTON DISTRICT SOUTH CAROLINA — Shipments (04-05-04) — Movement expected to remain the same. Trading light. Prices Tuesday, September 18, 2018 compared to Tuesday, September 11, 2018 steady. Cartons/crates bunched 48s $13-23 mostly $23. Quality good.

 

Parsley

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

CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 8 units shipped last week. Trading moderate. Prices Plain slightly lower, Curly generally unchanged. Cartons bunched 60s Curly mostly $9.45-10.75, Plain mostly $9.45-11.55; Organic bunched 30s Curly mostly $14.45-16.45, 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 early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices lower. Cartons bunched 60s Curly $9.95-11, Plain mostly $8.95- $10. Quality generally good.

 

Peas, green

PERU IMPORTS — Imports (3-4-**) — Via air and Boat. Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices Snow Peas lower; Sugar Snap generally unchanged. 10-pounds cartons Snow Peas $18-20, Sugar Snap Peas $20- $22. **unavailable.

GUATEMALA IMPORTS — Imports (3-3-**) — Imports via boat and air From Guatemala. Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 10 -pounds cartons Snow Peas $15-16, Sugar Snap peas supply in too few hands to quote. Quality variable. **unavailable.

SOUTH AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZONA — Shipments (CA 2-1-1, Crossings MX 0-0-0**) — Movement expected to decrease sharply as most shippers are done for the season. Lighter shipments expected to continue through the end of October. Quality variable. **less than 50,000 pounds. LAST REPORT.

 

Peppers, bell

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (52-61-57) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices much lower. greenHOUSE 11-pound cartons red jumbo and extra-large mostly $5-6, large mostly $4-5; yellow jumbo and extra-large mostly $7-8, large mostly $6-7; Orange jumbo and extra-large mostly $8-10, large mostly $7-8. Quality variable.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (35-39-55) — Movement expected about the same current week, decrease following week. Trading fairly active. Prices higher. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo and extra-large mostly $14-14.85, large mostly $12-12.85, medium fair quality mostly $10-10.85. Quality generally good.

SOUTH DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (25-36-46) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late slow. Prices much lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons red extra-large and large mostly $12.95-14.95, irregular size fair quality mostly $9.95-10.95. ½-bushel cartons red extra-large and large mostly $6.95-7.95. Quality generally good.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA — Shipments (74-45-35) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading early moderate, late very active. Prices much higher. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green extra-large mostly $16.95-18.95, large mostly $14.95-16.95, irregular size fair quality mostly $14.95. Quality generally good.

 

Peppers, other

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (67-52-55) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons and crates Anaheim mostly $16-18, Jalapeno mostly $13-15, Poblano mostly $14- $16, Serrano mostly $15-17. 8-pound cartons Habanero orange mostly $14-16. Quality variable.

 

Potatoes

U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,840-1,537*-1,905) — The top shipping areas, in order, were Idaho; Columbia Basin, Washington; Colorado; Big Lake, Minnesota; and Wisconsin. *revised.

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — 2018 Shipments (693*-562-787, includes exports of 6-4-6) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading bales active, others slow. Prices bales higher, others lower. Russet Norkotah U.S. 1 baled 10-5pound film bags nonsize A $7- $7.50; 50-pound cartons 40-100s mostly $7. *revised.

COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON AND UMATILLA BASIN OREGON 2018 — Shipments (284-228-270, includes export of 72-46-66) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices cartons lower, others generally unchanged. Russet Norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags non size A mostly $5-5.50, 50-pound carton 40s-60s $8-10, 70s $9-10,. 80s $8-11, 90s $7-11, 100s $7-10.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLORADO — Shipments (146*-146-239, including exports 16*-19-16) — Movement expected to increase as season begins. Trading moderate. Prices cartons lower, others 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 $12, 50s mostly $12, 60s $12, 70s mostly $11-12, 80s $10-12, 90s mostly $10- $11, 100s mostly $10-11. U.S Commercial bulk per cwt mostly $9.50. *revised.

BIG LAKE AND CENTRAL MINNESOTA DISTRICT — Shipments (205-156*-198, includes export of 1-0-0) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. round red U.S. 1 baled 10 5--pound bales $11-12, 50-pound cartons size A mostly $11-12, 2000--pound totes size A mostly $16-18. *revised mostly $11-12. U.S Commercial bulk per cwt mostly $9.50. *revised.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (111-130-119) —Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices Russet and yellow-type lower, others generally unchanged. Russet Norkotah U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly $9-9.50, 50-pound cartons 40s-70s mostly $13, 80s mostly $12-13, 90s mostly $9-11, 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 $10-12.50, 50-pound sacks size A mostly $9-10, size B mostly $9-11.50. 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.

STOCKTON-DELTA DISTRICT — Shipments (104-76*-60) — Movement expected to increase as the season gets started. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised.

HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (141-61-29) — Movement expected to decrease as the season winds down. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

NORTHERN COLORADO DISTRICT — Shipments (5*-22-28) — Movement expected to increase as Growers begin to harvest within the next few weeks. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised.

KANSAS — Shipments (12-20-27) — Movement expected to increase as more growers begin to harvest. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY) — Shipments (13-14-21) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

KERN DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments (22-14*-20) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading moderate. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

LONG ISLAND NEW YORK — Shipments (7-8-13) — Movement expected about the same current week, increase slightly following week. Trading slow. Prices U.S.One size A round White baled 10 5-pund sacks $11-12, 50-pound sacks $8-9, large $11-11.50.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (10-16-6) — Movement expected to increase. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

DELAWARE — Shipments (13-7-6) — Movement expected about the same. Trading very slow. Prices Thursday, September 13, 2018 round White totes lower, others unchanged. U.S.One size A round White 50-pound sacks $8.75- $9.75, tote bags approx. 2000-pounds per cwt. $16.50. Harvest curtailed since Monday, September 10 due to wet fields. Growers hoping to resume harvest Monday, September 17, along was in the forecast.

INDIANA DISTRICT — Shipments (11-4-3) — Movement expected to increase as harvest of new potatoes moves forward. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

 

Pumpkins

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA — Shipments Light — Movement expected to remain about the same. Harvesting on Monday September 17 curtailed due to wet conditions. Supplies insufficient to establish market.

 

Radishes

OXNARD DISTRICT CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZONA — Shipments (CA 9-10-9, Crossings MX 3-3-3) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Cartons red bunched 24s mostly $9.55-11.45, 48s mostly $12.95-14.65. Quality generally good.

 

Spinach

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (16-14-17) —

CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 15 units shipped last week. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons bunched Flat 24s mostly $14.45-16.50, Organic mostly $15.85-20.45. Quality generally good.

 

Squash

MICHIGAN — Shipments (22-17-10) — Movement expected to continue seasonal decline. Trading active for light supplies. Prices higher. One-half-bushel cartons Zucchini small $14-18.85, medium mostly $12-16.85. Quality generally good. Supplies in few hands.

SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (0-4-8) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly good. Prices Zucchini higher, others generally unchanged. ½ and 5/9-bushel cartons Zucchini small mostly $18.35-18.85 medium mostly $16.35-16.85; yellow Straightneck small $12.35-14.85 medium $10.25-12.85. ¾-bushel cartons yellow Crookneck (according to industry sources: small $16.35, medium $10.35). Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA — Crossings (0-1-6) — Movement of Zucchini expected to increase seasonally, with additional shippers expecting to begin the week of September 30. Quality variable. The first f.o.b. report is expected to be issued the week of October 7. FIRST REPORT

LEXINGTON DISTRICT SOUTH CAROLINA — Shipments (01-02-02) — Movement expected to decrease due to heat and season ending. Trading light. Prices Tuesday September 18, 2018 compared to Tuesday, September 11, 2018 yellow Crookneck small slightly lower; others unchanged. ½-bushel carton Zucchini green small $12-15 mostly $12, medium $10. ¾-bushel cartons yellow Crookneck small $14-20 mostly $14, medium $12-15 mostly $12. Quality good.

EASTERN VIRGINIA — Shipments Light — Movement expected to decrease. Trading active for light supplies. Prices higher. ½-bushel cartons Zucchini small mostly $18, mostly medium $16; yellow Straightneck small mostly $18, medium mostly $16.

 

Sweet potatoes

MISSISSIPPI — Shipments (23-22-24) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 40-pound cartons Orange-types U.S. Number One mostly $14-16, U.S. Number Two $7-9 No Grade Marks jumbo $7-9. Mostly Beauregard variety. Quality generally good.

ATWATER, LIVINGSTON DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (19-19-20) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices White, Orange and red-types medium higher, others generally unchanged. 40-pound cartons Orange and red-types U.S. Number One $26-28, No Grade Marks medium $16-18, jumbo mostly $16-18; White-types U.S. Number One mostly $30-32, No Grade Marks medium $16-18, jumbo $14-18; Japanese-types U.S. Number One $38-44, No Grade Marks medium $36-40; Organic U.S. Number One Orange and red-types $35-38; White-types $40-42. Quality generally good.

LOUISIANA — Shipments (5-6-6) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices higher. 40-pound cartons Orange-types U.S. Number One mostly $16-18, U.S. Number Two and No Grade Marks jumbo $8-10. Quality generally good.

 

Tomatoes

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (172-171*-184, Adapted Environment 126-124-134, Open-Field 32-31-34, Controlled Environment 14-16*-16) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 5x5- 5x6 sizes lower, others generally unchanged. Adapted environment and Open-field Vine-ripes cartons 2-layer 4x4-4x5s mostly $10.95-11.95, 5x5-5x6s mostly $9.95-10.95; 25-pound cartons loose 4x4 size $11.95-13.95, 4x5 size mostly $11.95-13.95, 5x5-5x6 sizes mostly $9.95-10.95. Quality generally good. Most present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments. *revised

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA — Shipments (184-170-174) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early slow, late moderate. Prices higher. 25-pound cartons loose Mature greens extra-large and large $7.95-8.95, medium mostly $7.95. Quality generally good.

TENNESSEE — Shipments (31-31-44) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading moderate. Prices 6x7 size generally unchanged, others higher. Extra services included. Some harvest curtailed due to wet fields. 25 -pounds carton loose Mature greens 85 % U.S. 1 or Better 5x6 size $12.95- $13.95, 6x6 size $12.95-13.95, 6x7 size $11.95. Quality generally good.

EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA — Shipments (15-22-34) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Most orders on Monday September 17 booked open with prices to be established later. Prices from industry sources from Friday September 14, 25-pound cartons Mature greens 85% U.S. 1 or better 5x6 size $13.95, 6x6 size $13.95, 6x7 size $12.95. Supplies in very few hands.

SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN — Shipments (11*-12*-16) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Vine-ripes 25 -pound cartons loose 5x5 size, 5x6 size and 6x6 size mostly $10.95- $12.95, cartons 2-layer 4x4s and 4x5s and 5x5s mostly $12-13.95. Quality generally good. *revised.

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

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH OTAY MESA, CALIFORNIA — Crossings (16-18*-5, Adapted Environment 11-14*-4, Open-Field 5-4*-1) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices 5x5s slightly lower, 5x6s generally unchanged. Open-field and Adapted environment cartons 2-layer Vine-ripes 4x4-4x5s supplies insufficient to establish a market, 5x5-5x6s (supplies very light) mostly $10.95. Adapted environment cartons 2-layer Organic 4x4-5x6s $18.95. Quality generally good. *revised

FLORIDA WEST DISTRICT — Shipments (0-0-0) — Light harvest expected to start within 14 days. Expect sufficient volume for first f.o.b. within 21 days.

 

Tomatoes, cherry

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH OTAY MESA, CALIFORNIA — Crossings (Adapted Environment 3-4-2) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices generally unchanged. Supplies light. Adapted environment flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large mostly $14.95. Quality generally good.

EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA — Shipments (2-1-*) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices from industry sources flats 12 1-pint baskets $12.95. Supplies in few hands. *less than 50,000 pounds

FLORIDA WEST DISTRICT — Shipments (0-0-0) — Light harvest has begun and expected to continue for the next 14 days. Expect sufficient number of shippers for first f.o.b. within 21 days. FIRST REPORT.

 

Tomatoes, grape

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (6-5-6) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Adapted environment and Open-field flats 12 1-pint containers with lids medium- large mostly $5.95-7.95. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH OTAY MESA, CALIFORNIA — Crossings (Adapted Environment 5-3*-3) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late active. Prices pint higher, loose generally unchanged. Adapted environment and Open-field flats 12 1-pint containers with lids medium-large $10.95, 20-pound cartons loose med-large mostly $18.95. Organic Adapted environment flats 12 1-pint containers with lids medium- large mostly $12.95, 20-pound cartons loose medium-large mostly $22.95. Quality generally good. *revised

EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA — Shipments (13-11-3) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices from industry sources flats 12 1-pint containers with lids $11.95; 20-pound cartons loose $21.95. Supplies in few hands.

SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN — Shipments (1-1-2) — Movement expected about the same. 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.

FLORIDA WEST DISTRICT — Shipments (0-0-1) — Light harvest has begun and expected to continue for the next 10 days. Expect sufficient volume for first f.o.b. within 14-21 days. FIRST 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 $10.95; 20 -pounds carton loose $19.95. Quality generally good.

 

Tomatoes, plum

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (112-116-78, Adapted Environment 88-91-61, Open-Field 22-23-15, Controlled Environment 2-2-2) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late very active. Prices medium generally unchanged, others slightly higher. Adapted environment and Open-field 25-pound cartons loose Roma extra-large mostly $12.95-14.95, large mostly $11.95-13.95, medium $9.95-11.95. Quality variable.

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA — Shipments (44-57-51) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late very active. Prices medium much higher, others higher. 25-pound cartons loose Roma extra-large mostly $10.95-11.95, large $9.95-10.95, medium mostly $8.95. Quality generally good.

TENNESSEE — Shipments (33-36-36, Organic 0-0-0) — Movement expected increase. Trading very active. Prices higher. Extra services included. Some harvest curtailed due to wet fields. 25-pound cartons loose Roma. extra-large $13.95-15.95 large $13.95-15.95, medium $11.95-13.95. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH OTAY MESA, CALIFORNIA — Crossings (46-41*-30, Adapted Environment 31-29*-21, Open-Field 15-12*-9) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early fairly slow, late very active. Prices much higher. Open-field and Adapted environment 25-pound cartons loose Roma extra-large $12.95-14.95, large mostly $12.95, medium mostly $9.95; Organic extra-large, large and medium $18.95. Quality generally good. *revised

SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN — Shipments (6-9*-13) — Movement expected about the same. Trading extra-large fairly active, large fairly slow. Prices large lower, extra-large generally unchanged. 25-pound cartons loose Roma extra-large mostly $12-13.95, large $8-10.95. Quality variable. *revised.

 

Tropicals

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (115*-46*-1) — Imports from Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Brazil. Movement expected to remain about the same. Ports of Entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices Ginger, Malanga Blanca and yellow Yams (Name) higher; others generally unchanged. Calabaza 50 -pound sacks mostly $9.50-11; Chayote 40-pound cartons mostly $15-18; 20-pound cartons $10-12; Ginger Root 30-pound cartons from Brazil by boat mostly $20; Malanga 40-pound cartons Blanca (large) mostly $35- $38; Lila (large) mostly $37-40; Taro 40-pound cartons Eddoes mostly $23-26; 40-pound cartons Dasheen (Coco Islena) mostly $16; Yams (Name) 45-pound cartons yellow mostly $70-73; 50-pound cartons White mostly $32-36; Yucca (Cassava) 37-pound cartons mostly $14-16. Quality good. *revised.

CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Imports (4-3-**) — Imports from the Dominican Republic. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices slightly higher. Coconut 65-70-pound sacks 40s $22-25. Quality good. **unavailable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — TOMATILLOS — Crossings (28-22-24) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late active. Prices slightly higher. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates mostly $18- $19. Quality variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — CHAYOTE — Crossing (5-6-7) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active at slightly lower prices. Prices slightly lower. 40-pound cartons mostly $17-20. Quality variable.