YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — 2010 crop shipments (415-427-377, includes exports 97-111-83) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading active for lighter supplies. Prices generally unchanged. Washington extra fancy carton tray pack red delicious 72-100s $26-28, 113-125s $24-26; granny smith offerings insufficient to establish a market. LAST REPORT 2010 granny smith.

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — 2011 crop shipments (1-1-12, includes exports 0-0-2) — Movement expected to increase. Harvest was expected to pick up the week of Aug. 22 and more the week of Aug. 29. Current varieties include early varieties such as akane, earligold and firm gold. Growers expected a few galas the week of Aug. 22 with more volume later the week of Aug. 29.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (15-85*-81, includes organics of 0-*3-3) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading active. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons U.S. extra fancy 12 3-pound film bags 2½-inch minimum gala mostly $28.75-30.50; cartons U.S. extra fancy 12 3-pound film bags 2¼-inch minimum gala mostly $24.50; cartons U.S. extra fancy tray pack gala 80s $42.50-44.75, 88s $42.50-44.75, 100s $38.50-40.75, 113s $34.75-36.75, 125s mostly $32.75. *revised.

CHILE — Imports (100-100*-53) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: Philadelphia area. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 18-kilogram cartons tray pack fuji 70s $24-26, 80s mostly $24, 90s $22-24, 100s $18-20; Pink Lady/cripps pink 70-90s $26-28, 100s $24-26. Quality good. *revised.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments light — Movement expected to increase as more packing houses open for season. The first f.o.b. was expected to be issued the week of Aug. 22.

APPALACHIAN DISTRICT (MD-PA-VA-WV) — Shipments (0-1-8) — Movement expected about the same as growers continue to harvest ginger gold and galas. The first f.o.b. was expected the week of Aug. 22.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (1-1-5) — Movement expected to increase as harvest is active. Trading active. Prices cartons 12 3-pound film bags U.S. extra fancy 2½-inch minimum paula red $18-20.

NEW YORK — Shipments (0-0-5) — Movement expected to increase seasonally as more varieties are expected to be ready for harvest. Trading fairly active. Price cartons U.S. extra fancy 12 3-pound film bags 2½-inch minimum ginger gold mostly $21-22, paula red mostly $20-21; cartons U.S. extra fancy cell pack ginger gold 80s mostly $24.

NEW ENGLAND — Shipments (0-0-1) — Movement expected to increase seasonally as more varieties are expected to be ready for harvest. Trading fairly active. Boston wholesale market prices Aug. 22, carton tray pack U.S. 1 Massachusetts ginger gold 72-88s $18, 125s $17.

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Pricing Dates: 
Sunday, August 21, 2011 to Saturday, September 3, 2011

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