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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. 8-Sept. 15-Sept. 22.

Artichokes

SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (15-19-16) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices 18-24s lower, 12s slightly lower, 30-36s generally unchanged. Cartons globe green 12s mostly $10.50-12.55, 18s mostly $8.50-10.55, 24s mostly $8.50-10.65, 30-36s mostly $7.55-9.65; Organic 12s $25.55, 18s $24-25.55, 24-30s $25.55. Quality variable.

Asian vegetables

CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA — Shipments (6-6-5) — Movement of Bok Choy expected about the same. Trading active. Prices slightly higher. Bok Choy 30-pound cartons mostly $18.45-20.55. Quality generally good.

 

Asparagus

PERU — Imports (16-21*-31) — 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 mostly $28-29, extra-large mostly $23-24, Large mostly $19.75-20.75, Standard mostly $18-19, Small $14-14.75. 11-pounds cartons bunched White Standard $19, Large $19. Quality variable. *revised.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, TEXAS CROSSINGS — (21-12-14) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices standard unchanged, others lower. Pyramid cartons/crates 11-pound cartons/crates bunched green small $9.75-10.75, large mostly $28.75-29.75, standard mostly $24.75-26.75, jumbo $30.75- $32.75. Extra services included.

 

Beans

WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW YORK — Shipments (17-15-12) — Movement expected to decrease as the season continues to wind down. Trading fairly active for fairly light supplies. Prices unchanged. Bushel cartons/crates round green-type machine-picked $14-16. Includes palletizing and cooling. Quality variable.

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (8-73*-1) — Imports via boat from Guatemala. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 5-pounds cartons Haricot Vert French-type) mostly $6-6.50. Quality variable. *revised.

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

SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (0-0-0) — No shipments reported in the district. Expected first shipments to be around October 1 or soon after. FIRST REPORT.

EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA — Harvesting of the fall crop is expected to begin in approximately one week.

 

Beets

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZONA — Crossings (MX 2-2*-1) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active at slightly lower prices. Prices slightly lower. Cartons bunched red-type 12s mostly $10.95-11.65; Organic 12s red-type mostly $12.45-16, Gold-type $12.45-14.50. Quality generally good. Most crossings from Mexico transferred to Central California for consolidation and distribution. *revised

 

Broccoli

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (107-125-113) —

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 87 units shipped last week. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices higher. Cartons bunched 14s mostly $12.56-13.65, 18s mostly $13- $14.15; 20-pound cartons loose crown cut mostly $14.45-15.65, Short Trim mostly $15.45-16.55. Organic cartons bunched 14s mostly $12-16.45; 20-pound cartons loose crown cut $16.45-18.45. Quality generally good.

SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 26 units shipped last week. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices bunched much higher, crown cut higher. Cartons bunched 14s mostly $13- $14, 18s mostly $13.50-14.50; 20-pound cartons loose crown cut mostly $17-18, Short Trim mostly $18-19. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (55-64-48) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. Supplies light. Prices higher. 20-pound cartons loose crown cut Short Trim mostly $14-16. Quality variable.

 

Brussels sprouts

SOUTH AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS ARIZONA — Shipments (CA 20-22-20, Crossings 0-1-1) — --Movement expected about the same. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices lower. 25-pound cartons medium mostly $23.55-25.85. Quality generally good. Most crossings from Mexico transferred to Central California for consolidation and distribution.

 

Cabbage

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

CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 19 units shipped last week. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices higher. 50-pound cartons 18-24s round green-type $16.25-18.45. Organic 50-pound cartons 18-24s round green-type mostly $16.45-18.45, red-type $14.45- $20. Quality generally good.

OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 15 units shipped last week. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices higher. 50-pound cartons medium round green-type $17.85-18.95, red-type $11.95. Quality generally good.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (19-18-18) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices slightly higher. 50-pound cartons round green-type medium mostly $12-12.85. Quality good.

WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW YORK — Shipments (70-61-47) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading active. Prices higher. round green-type 50-pound cartons medium $10-12, 50-pound sacks large mostly $7, bulk large cents per-pound $.18-.20. Quality good.

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA — Shipments Light — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly active for light supplies. Prices 50-pound cartons round green-type medium mostly $10-11; 50-pound sacks large mostly $8.

 

Carrots

KERN DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (163-187-215) — Movement expected about the same. Trading jumbo active at slightly lower prices, others active. Prices jumbo slightly lower, others 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 24-31-27 — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices slightly higher. 50-pound sacks loose jumbo mostly $12-14. Quality variable.

 

Cauliflower

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (86-121-124) —

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 85 units shipped last week. Trading early fairly slow, late slow. Prices 12s slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Cartons film-wrapped White 12s mostly $6.50-8.55, 9s and 12s mostly $6.45-7.65; Organic White 12s mostly $14.45-18.50. 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 $6.65-8.50, 9s mostly $5.65-7, 16s mostly $5- $7. Quality generally good.

 

Celery

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (212-272-263) —

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 195 units shipped last week. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons 2-3 dozen mostly $8.45-9.85; Hearts film bags 18s mostly $12.15-13.65. Organic cartons 2 dozen mostly $16.50-16.85, 2 ½ dozen mostly $14.45-16.85; Hearts film bags 18s $14.45-22.66. Quality variable.

SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 68 units shipped last week. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices lower. Cartons 2-3 dozen mostly $7-8. Quality generally good.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (25-29-31) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices 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 (9-10-11) — Movement expected about the same. Trading cartons active, crates active at slightly lower prices. Prices cartons generally unchanged, crates slightly lower. Nappa WGA crates $22.95-24.35, 30-pound cartons mostly $16-18.50. Quality generally good.

 

Corn

NEW YORK — Shipments (35-31-28) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading active for fairly light supplies. Prices higher. Wirebound crates 4 dozen minimum yellow and Bi-Color mostly $14-15. Quality variable.

SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (0-0-0) — Very light shipments reported. Movement expected to increase a more shippers begin harvesting this week. No f.o.b. issued at this time. FIRST REPORT.

 

Cucumbers

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (41-50-58) — Movement expected about the same. Trading large active at slightly lower prices, others active. Available supplies very light. Prices large slightly lower, others generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium mostly $30.95, fair quality mostly $26.95-28.95, large mostly $26.95-28.95. Quality variable. Most present shipments from prior booking and/or previous commitments.

SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (0-0-33) — Movement expected to increase as more shippers begin to harvest. Trading fairly active. Prices Waxed 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates medium mostly $26.35-26.85 fair quality $16.35-18.85; cartons 24s mostly $12.35-12.85. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH OTAY MESA, CALIFORNIA — Crossings (greenhouse 42-41*-31) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading early active, late moderate. Supplies very light. Prices 36s lower, others much lower. greenHOUSE 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium mostly $22.95-24.95, fair quality $20.95-22.95, ordinary quality mostly $14.95; small $18.95-20.95, large mostly $20.95-22.95. Cartons 24s mostly $10.95, 36s mostly $12.95; Organic 36s $24.95-26.95. Quality generally good. *revised

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

WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW YORK — Shipments (29-24-20) — 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.

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

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (0-0-0) — Movement expected to continue decreasing as most shippers are finished for the season. Currently, no f.o.b. is being issued. LAST REPORT.

 

Eggplant

SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (0-3-12) — Movement expected to increase as more shippers begin to harvest. Trading moderate. Prices higher. 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium $16.35-18.85 fair quality $12.35-14.85). Includes wrapped. Quality generally good.

 

Endive/escarole

CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA — Shipments (1-2-2) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices lower. Cartons 24s Endive mostly $7.45-8.45, Escarole mostly $9.45-10.65. Quality generally good.

 

Greens

LEXINGTON DISTRICT SOUTH CAROLINA — Shipments (15-15-13) — Movement expected to gradually increase. Trading moderate. Prices Tuesday, September 25, 2018 compared to Tuesday, September 18, 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 (11-12-11) —

OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 6 units shipped last week. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons bunched 24s Kale green mostly $7.95-9. Quality generally good.

CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 5 units shipped last week. Trading early fairly active, late fairly slow. Prices lower. Cartons bunched 24s Kale green mostly $7.45-9.65; Organic green mostly $14.45-18, red and Lacinato (Tuscan) mostly $14.45-16.45. Quality generally good.

SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (0-0-0) — Shipments expected to increase with volume around October 1. No f.o.b. issued. FIRST REPORT.

 

Herbs

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

CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 14 units shipped last week. Trading Cilantro 30s active at slightly lower prices, 60s active; Anise fairly active. Prices Cilantro 30s slightly lower, others higher. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s mostly $18.45-22.50, 30s mostly $14.45-15.45; Organic 30s mostly $15.50-18. Anise cartons 24s mostly $13.45-15.50; 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 active, 30s active at slightly lower prices. Prices 60s generally unchanged, 30s slightly lower. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s mostly $22-25.95, 30s $12-14.95. Quality generally good.

 

Lettuce, iceberg

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (501-511-485) —

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 428 units shipped last week. Trading early moderate, late very active. Available supplies fairly light. Prices much higher. Cartons 24s film-lined mostly $15.45-16.56, 24s film-wrapped mostly $16.45-17.56, 30s film-wrapped mostly $13.45-15.95. 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 57 units shipped last week. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices much higher. Cartons 24s film-lined mostly $14.25-15.65, 24s film-wrapped mostly $15-16.65. Quality generally good.

 

Lettuce, romaine

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (381-409-412) —

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 362 units shipped last week. Trading Hearts fairly active, 24s moderate. Prices Hearts slightly higher, 24s generally unchanged. Cartons 24s mostly $8.45-9.65; Hearts 12 3-count packages mostly $11.45-12.55, 48s film-lined mostly $12.45-13.55. Organic carton Hearts 12 3-count packages mostly $14.45-18.50. Quality generally good.

SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 49 units shipped last week. Trading Hearts fairly active, 24s moderate. Prices Hearts higher, 24s generally unchanged. Cartons 24s mostly $9- $10; Hearts 12 3-count packages $12.50-13. Quality generally good.

 

Lettuce, other

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (44-46-49) —

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 43 units shipped last week. Trading green leaf active, red leaf moderate, Boston slow. Available supplies of green leaf fairly light. Prices green leaf much higher, red leaf slightly higher, Boston generally unchanged. Cartons 24s green leaf mostly $9.50-11.55, red leaf mostly $6.35-8.56, Boston mostly $6.45-7.65. Organic cartons 24s green leaf and red leaf $26.45-28.85. Quality generally good. Boston harvest curtailed by market conditions.

SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 5 units shipped last week. Trading green leaf active, red leaf moderate. Prices green leaf higher, red leaf slightly higher. Cartons 24s green leaf $12, red leaf $9. Quality generally good.

 

Okra

SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (2-2-2) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Includes palletizing and Cooling. ½-bushel cartons small-medium $8.35. Quality generally good.

 

Onions, dry

U.S. — Shipments (including imports, 812*-940*-916) — The top shipping areas for the week, in order, were Columbia Basin, Washington; Idaho and Malheur County, Oregon; Peru; Colorado; and San Joaquin Valley, California. *revised.

COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON AND UMATILLA BASIN OREGON — Shipments (314-328-342, includes exports of 71-48-80) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading yellow medium fairly active, others moderate. Prices yellow medium generally unchanged, others lower. yellow Hybrid-type 50-pound sacks colossal mostly $6.50-7, jumbo $5.50-6, medium mostly $5-5.50; White 50-pound sacks jumbo $12-14, medium $10-12; red globe-type 25-pound sacks jumbo mostly $7, medium $6-7.

IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY OREGON — (264-342-338) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading yellow medium fairly active, others moderate. Prices yellow medium, White jumbo and red jumbo generally unchanged, others lower. yellow lower, others generally unchanged. yellow Spanish Hybrid U.S. 1 50-pound sacks Supercolossal mostly $7-7.50, colossal mostly $6- $6.50, jumbo mostly $5.50, medium mostly $5.50; White 50-pound sacks jumbo mostly $14, medium $12-13; red globe-type U.S. 1 25-pound sacks jumbo $8-9, medium mostly $7.

PERU IMPORTS (AT VARIOUS EAST COAST SHIPPING POINTS) — Shipments (53-56-56) — Movement expected remain about the same. Prices generally unchanged. yellow Granex Marked sweet 40-pound cartons jumbo mostly $18.

NORTH AND EAST POINTS COLORADO — (21-27-17) — 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 (3-22-29) — 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.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA — Shipments (73-46-32) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market

MICHIGAN — Shipments (0-18*-25) — Movement expected to decrease current week, then remain about the same the following week. 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. *revised

UTAH DISTRICT — (21-28*-19) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised.

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST — Shipments (9-15-10) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipment (6-9-9) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Too few open market sales to establish a market. Expect the first f.o.b. of the season week of (September 23).

VIDALIA DISTRICT, GEORGIA — (17-11-7) — Movement expected decrease seasonally. Remaining supplies in too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT.

NEW YORK — Harvesting is being slowed considerably due to unfavorable growing conditions throughout most of the season. Expect to see some New York Grano-type onions at different levels of sale. Current supplies of globe-type storage onions are light and in too few hands to establish a market as growers focus on harvesting. Expect first f.o.b. report in the next few weeks.

 

Onions, green

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZONA — Crossings (MX 44-40-30) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early active, late fairly active. Prices higher. Cartons bunched 48s medium mostly $20.65-22.50; ICELESS 4 film bags, 12 bunches per bag mostly $21.55- $22.65. Organic cartons bunched 48s medium $16.85-19.50. Quality and condition variable. Most crossings from Mexico transferred to Central California for consolidation and distribution.

CENTRAL COAST, CALIFORNIA — Shipments (4-5-4) — Movement of Leeks expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late fairly slow. Prices lower. Cartons bunched Leeks 12s mostly $10.45-11.65, Organic mostly $14.45-16.45. Quality generally good.

LEXINGTON DISTRICT SOUTH CAROLINA — Shipments (04-04-03) — Movement expected to gradually increase. Trading light. Prices Tuesday, September 25, 2018 compared to Tuesday, September 18, 2018 higher. Cartons/crates bunched 48s $23. Quality good.

 

Parsley

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

CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 7 units shipped last week. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices lower. Cartons bunched 60s Curly and Plain mostly $8.45-9.65; Organic bunched 30s Curly and Plain mostly $14.45-16.45. Quality generally good.

OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 6 units shipped last week. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate. Prices Curly higher, Plain generally unchanged. Cartons bunched 60s Curly mostly $10.95-11, Plain mostly $9-10. Quality generally good.

 

Peas, green

GUATEMALA IMPORTS — Imports (3-6*3-68) — Imports via boat and air From Guatemala. Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 10-pounds cartons Snow Peas mostly $15-16, Sugar Snap peas few $18-19. Quality variable. *revised.

PERU IMPORTS — Imports (4-2*-3) — Via air and Boat. Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices Snow Peas lower; Sugar Snap higher. 10-pounds cartons Snow Peas mostly $18.50-19.50, Sugar Snap Peas mostly $21- $22.50. *revised.

 

Peppers, bell

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (61-57-62) — 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 $5-6, large mostly $4-5; yellow jumbo and extra-large mostly $7-8, large mostly $6-7; Orange jumbo and extra-large mostly $8-9, large mostly $7-8. Quality variable.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (39-56*-45) — Movement expected about the same current week, decrease following week. Trading fairly active. Prices medium fair quality slightly higher, others unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo and extra-large mostly $14-14.85, large mostly $12-12.85, medium fair quality mostly $10.85-12.85. Quality generally good. *revised.

SOUTH DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (36-46-41) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading early slow, late fairly active. Prices much higher. 1 1/9-bushel cartons red extra-large and large mostly $17.95, irregular size fair quality mostly $10.95-12.95. ½-bushel cartons red extra-large and large mostly $10.95. Quality generally good.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA — Shipments (45-35-33) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading early very active, late moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green extra-large mostly $16.95-18.95, large mostly $14.95-16.95, irregular size fair quality mostly $12.95-14.95. Quality generally good.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (2-0-4) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices higher. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo $14-16.35; extra-large $14-16.35, fair quality $10-12.35; large $12-14.35.

SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (0-0-3) — Movement expected to increase shippers begin harvesting this week. Trading fairly active. Prices (according to industry sources: 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates jumbo and extra-large $16.35- $18.85 extra-large fair quality $12.35-14.85, large $14.35- $16.85). Quality generally good. FIRST REPORT.

 

Peppers, other

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (52-55-49) — Movement expected about the same. Trading 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.

SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (0-0-0) — Very light shipments reported. Most shippers expect to start harvest around October 1. No f.o.b. issued at this time. FIRST REPORT.

 

Potatoes

U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,541*-1,914*-1,807) — The top shipping states, in order, were Idaho; Colorado; Columbia Basin, Washington; Wisconsin; and Big Lake, Minnesota. *revised.

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — 2018 Shipments (532-787-703, includes exports of 4-6-6) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading bales active, carton 80-100s moderate, others slow. Prices bales higher, others lower. Russet Norkotah U.S. 1 baled 10-5pound film bags nonsize A mostly $7.50; 50-pound cartons 40-70s $6-7, 80-100s mostly $7.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLORADO — Shipments (146-249*-272, including exports 19-25*-17) — Movement expected to increase as season begins. Trading slow. 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 $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. *revised.

COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON AND UMATILLA BASIN OREGON 2018 — Shipments (228-270-229, includes export of 46-66-51) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices carton 40s slightly lower, carton 70s 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 $8- $9,50s-70s $8-10, 80s $8-11, 90s $7-11, 100s $7-10.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (130-119-177) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading fairly slow. Prices round red Size B slightly higher Russet slightly lower, 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 $10- $13, 50-pound sacks size A mostly $9-10, size B mostly $9-12. 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 (156-198-130, includes export of 0-0-0) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised

NEBRASKA — Shipments (72-85-78) — Movement expected to increase as Growers begin to harvest. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. FIRST REPORT.

MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY) — Shipments (14-21-46) — Movement expected to increase as harvest progresses. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (61-29-34) — Movement expected to decrease as the season winds down. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

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

NORTHERN COLORADO DISTRICT — Shipments (22-23*-26) — Movement expected to increase as Growers begin to harvest within the next few weeks. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised.

KERN DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments (19*-20-23) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading moderate. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised.

STOCKTON-DELTA DISTRICT — Shipments (76-60-22) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised.

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

LONG ISLAND NEW YORK — Shipments (8-13-16) — Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Prices large lower, others unchanged. U.S.One size A round White baled 10 5-pund sacks $11-12, 50-pound sacks $8-9, large $10-11.

DELAWARE — Shipments (7-6-4) — Movement expected about the same as season winds down. Remaining supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Light shipments expected next 10-14 days. LAST REPORT.

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

 

Pumpkins

VIRGINIA — Shipments Light — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices 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 10-9-10, Crossings MX 3-3-2) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late fairly active. Prices slightly higher. Cartons red bunched 24s mostly $10-12, 48s mostly $12.95-15.55. Quality generally good.

 

Spinach

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

CENTRAL COAST CALIFORNIA — Movement expected about the same as the 14 units shipped last week. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices lower. Cartons bunched Flat 24s mostly $9.45-11.55, Organic $18.45-26.45. Quality generally good.

 

Squash

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA — Crossings (1-6-13) — 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.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (17-12*-12) — Movement expected to continue seasonal decline. Trading active for light supplies. Prices slightly higher. One-half-bushel cartons Zucchini small mostly $16.85-18.85, medium mostly $14.85-16.85. Quality generally good. Supplies in few hands. *revised.

SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (0-4-7) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly good. Prices higher. ½ and 5/9-bushel cartons Zucchini small $18.35-20.85 medium $16.35- $18.85; yellow Straightneck small $16.35-18.85 medium $14.35-16.85 ¾-bushel cartons yellow Crookneck (according to industry sources: small $16.35 medium $10.35). Quality generally good.

LEXINGTON DISTRICT SOUTH CAROLINA — Shipments (02-02-01) — Movement expected to decrease as season is coming to an end. Trading light. Prices Tuesday September 25, 2018 compared to Tuesday, September 18, 2018 yellow Crookneck medium slightly higher; 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 $12-16 mostly $12. Quality good.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (2-1-1) — 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.

EASTERN VIRGINIA — Shipments Light — Movement expected to decrease. Remaining supplies insufficient to establish market. Light shipments will continue until the first killing freeze. LAST REPORT.

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 within 21-28 days. FIRST REPORT.

 

Sweet potatoes

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — 2017 Shipments (82-51-45) — Movement expected to increase slightly as shippers return to regular schedules after Hurricane Florence. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 40-pound cartons Orange-types U.S. No. 1 $12-15, U.S. No. 1 Petite $11- $14, U.S. No. 2 $8-10, No Grade Marks jumbo $8.

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — 2018 Shipments (5-14-10) — Movement expected to increase gradually as shippers return to regular schedules after Hurricane Florence and begin transitioning from 2017 crop inventories to 2018 crop. Currently, no f.o.b. is being issued.

MISSISSIPPI — Shipments (23-22-32) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading moderate. Prices higher. 40-pound cartons Orange-types U.S. Number One mostly $16, U.S. Number Two mostly $7-10 No Grade Marks jumbo mostly $7-10. Mostly Beauregard variety. Quality generally good.

ATWATER, LIVINGSTON DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (19-19-22) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 40-pound cartons Orange and red-types U.S. Number One $28-30, No Grade Marks medium $15-18, jumbo mostly $16-18; White-types U.S. Number One mostly $34-35, No Grade Marks medium $15-16, jumbo $14-18; Japanese-types U.S. Number One $38-44, No Grade Marks medium $38-44; Organic U.S. Number One Orange and red-types $36.50-40; White-types $39.50-50. Prices and shipments are 2018 new crop. Quality generally good.

LOUISIANA — Shipments (5-6-7) — 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. Quality generally good.

 

Tomatoes

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA — Shipments (170-174-171) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late slow. Prices much lower. 25-pound cartons loose Mature greens extra-large and large mostly $5.95-6.95, medium mostly $5.95. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (171-184-142, Adapted Environment 124-134-102, Open-Field 31-34-26, Controlled Environment 16-16-14) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 4x4- 4x5s sizes lower, 5x5-5x6 sizes slightly 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 4x4-4x5 size $10.95-12.95, 5x5-5x6 sizes mostly $8.95-10.95. Quality generally good. Most present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments.

EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA — Shipments (22-34-38) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Most orders on Monday September 24 booked open with prices to be established later. Prices from industry sources from Friday September 21, 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.

TENNESSEE — Shipments (31-44-33) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Extra services included. 25-pounds carton loose Mature greens 85 % U.S. 1 or Better 5x6 size $11.95, 6x6 size $10.95, 6x7 size $9.95. Quality generally good.

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

SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN — Shipments (12-17*-8) — Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Prices 25-pound cartons loose lower, others unchanged. Vine-ripes 25-pound cartons loose 5x5 size mostly $11.95-12.95, 5x6 size mostly $9.95-11.95 and 6x6 size $9.95-11.95, cartons 2-layer 4x4s and 4x5s and 5x5s mostly $12-13.95. Quality generally good. *revised.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (2-3-6) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading slow. Prices lower. 25-pound cartons loose Vine-ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $5.95-11.95, extra-large $5.95-11.95, large $5.95-11.95. Wide price range. Extra services included.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH OTAY MESA, CALIFORNIA — Crossings (18-8*-4, Adapted Environment 14-6*-3, Open-Field 4-2*-1) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices Open-field and Adapted environment cartons 2-layer Vine-ripes supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. Adapted environment cartons 2-layer Organic 4x4-5x6s $18.95. Quality generally good. *revised

FLORIDA WEST DISTRICT — Shipments (0-0-2) — Light harvest has begun. Expect sufficient volume for first f.o.b. within 21 days.

 

Tomatoes, cherry

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

EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA — Shipments (1-*-*) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly active for light supplies. Prices from industry sources flats 12 1-pint baskets $15.95. Supplies in very few hands. *less than 50,000-pounds

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

 

Tomatoes, grape

FLORIDA WEST DISTRICT — Shipments (0-1-11) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Includes palletizing and cooling. Flats 12-1 pints container with lids $9.95-11.95; 20-pounds carton loose $19.95-21.95. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (5-6-4 — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices much higher. 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 3-3*-3) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices loose higher, pint 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 $20.95-22.95. Organic Adapted environment flats 12 1-pint containers with lids medium-large $14.95- $16.95, 20-pound cartons loose medium-large mostly $26.95. Quality generally good. *revised

SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN — Shipments (1-2-2) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Unofficial prices from Industry sources flats 12 one-pint containers with lids med-lge mostly $11-12.95. Supplies in few hands. No daily f.o.b. Shipping Point prices being issued.

EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA — Shipments (11-3-2) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly active for light supplies. Prices from industry sources flats 12 1-pint containers with lids $15.95; 20-pound cartons loose $29.95. Supplies in very few hands.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (0-0-1) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Flats 12 1- pint containers with lids $8.95-10.95; 20-pound cartons loose $15.95-20.95. Extra services included.

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 (116-85*-73, Adapted Environment 91-66*-57, Open Field 23-17*-15, Controlled Environment 2-2-1) — Movement expected about the same. Trading very active. Prices higher. Adapted environment and Open-field 25-pound cartons loose Roma extra-large mostly $14.95-16.95, large mostly $13.95-15.95, medium $11.95- $12.95. Quality variable. *revised

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA — Shipments (57-51-51) — Movement expected about the same. Trading very active. Prices higher. Supplies very light. 25-pound cartons loose Roma extra-large mostly $12.95, large mostly $11.95, medium mostly $9.95. Quality generally good.

TENNESSEE — Shipments (36-36-39, Organic 0-0-0) — Movement expected remain about the same. Trading active. Prices lower. Extra services included. Some harvest curtailed due to wet fields. 25-pound cartons loose Roma. extra-large $13.95, large $13.95, medium $11.95. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH OTAY MESA, CALIFORNIA — Crossings (41-36*-20, Adapted Environment 29-25*-14, Open-Field 12-11*-6) — Movement expected to increase. Trading very active. Prices medium higher, others slightly higher. Open-field AND Adapted environment 25-pound cartons loose Roma extra-large mostly $14.95, large mostly $12.95-14.95, medium mostly $10.95; Organic extra-large, large and medium $18.95-20.95. Quality generally good. *revised

SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN — Shipments (9-13-13) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active on extra-large, large fairly active. Prices higher. 25-pound cartons loose Roma extra-large mostly $13- $14.95, large $10-10.95. Quality variable.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (1-0-1) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices slightly lower. 25-pound cartons loose Roma extra-large $9.95-13.95, large $9.95-13.95. Extra services included.

 

Tropicals

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (65*-37*-13) — Imports from Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Brazil. Movement expected to remain about the same. Ports of Entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices Calabaza, Chayote, Ginger, and yellow Yams(Name)higher; Malanga Blanca lower; others generally unchanged. Calabaza 50-pound sacks mostly $9.50-12; Chayote 40-pound cartons mostly $18-21; 20-pound cartons $12-13.50; Ginger Root 30-pound cartons from Brazil by boat mostly $20-22; Malanga 40-pound cartons Blanca (large) mostly $30-33; 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 $75- $77; 50-pound cartons White mostly $32-36; Yucca (Cassava) 37-pound cartons mostly $14-16. Quality good. *revised.

CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Imports (3-1*-5) — Imports from the Dominican Republic. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Coconut 65-70-pound sacks 40s $22-25. Quality good. *revised.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — TOMATILLOS — Crossings (22-24-22) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. Prices slightly higher. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates mostly $18-20. Quality variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — CHAYOTE — Crossing (6-7-7) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices slightly higher. 40-pound cartons mostly $18-20. Quality variable.