YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — 2010 crop shipments (427-377-322, includes exports 111-83-71) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading active for lighter supplies. Prices generally unchanged. Washington extra fancy carton tray pack red delicious 72-88s $26-28, 100s $26, 113-125s $24-26.

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — 2011 crop shipments (1-12-25, includes exports 0-2-4) — Movement expected to increase. Harvest was expected to pick up the week of Aug. 29 and during Labor Day weekend. Current varieties include early varieties such as akane, earligold, firm gold and prime gold. Growers expected a few gala during the week of Aug. 29 with more volume the week of Sept. 5.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (85-112-101, includes organics 3-3-6) — Movement expected to remain about the same. 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. Cartons U.S. extra fancy tray pack granny smith 80s $34-36.50, 88s mostly $32, 100s $28.50.

CHILE — Imports (100-53-34) — 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.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (1-6*-24) — Movement expected to increase as harvest is active across the state. Trading active. Prices mostly unchanged. Cartons 12 3-pound film bags U.S. extra fancy 2½-inch minimum paula red and ginger gold $18-20. *revised.

NEW YORK — Shipments (0-5-19) — Movement expected to increase seasonally as more varieties are ready to harvest. Trading fairly active. Prices ginger gold cartons 12 3-pound film bags slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Cartons U.S. extra fancy 12 3-pound film bags 2½-inch minimum ginger gold mostly $21, paula red mostly $20-21. Cartons U.S. extra fancy tray pack ginger gold 80s mostly $25, paula red 80s mostly $26, 100s mostly $25.

APPALACHIAN DISTRICT (MD-PA-VA-WV) — Shipments (3*-8-13) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Cartons 12 3-pound film bags U.S. extra fancy 2½-inch minimum ginger gold $21-22, gala $23-24. Jonathan and golden delicious harvest expected to begin the week of Sept. 5 or Sept. 12. *revised.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (0-0-7) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Cartons tray pack golden delicious U.S. extra fancy 88s $24.35-26, 100s $22-24.35, 113s $22-24, 125s $22-24, gala U.S. extra fancy 88s $26.50-28, 100s $26.50-28, 113s $22-24, 125s $22-24. Cartons 12 3-pound film bags golden delicious U.S. extra fancy 2½-inch minimum and up $18-21, gala U.S. extra fancy 2½-inch minimum and up $21-22.

NEW ENGLAND — Shipments (0-1-1) — Movement expected to seasonally increase as more varieties are ready to harvest. Trading fairly active. Boston wholesale market prices Aug. 29, carton tray pack U.S. 1 Massachusetts ginger gold 80-88s $20, 100s $19; cartons cell pack U.S. 1 Massachusetts mcintosh 96-100s $18, 120-140s $17.

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Pricing Dates: 
Sunday, August 28, 2011 to Saturday, September 10, 2011

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