CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (218-242-279) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Primary yellow-flesh varieties sweet dream, zee lady and summer flame. Various yellow-flesh varieties cartons two-layer tray pack 30-32s $11.10-13.10, 40-42s mostly $11.10, 48-50s mostly $9.10-10.10; 25 cartons loose 48-50s $10.10-11.10, 54-56s mostly $9.10-10.10, 60-64s mostly $7.10-9.10. Primary white-flesh varieties snow princess and snow queen. Various white-flesh varieties cartons two-layer tray pack 40-42s $13.10-14.10, 48-50s mostly $12.10, 54-56s mostly $10.10; 25 cartons loose 54-56s $10.10-12.10, 60-64s mostly $9.10. Extra services included.
SOUTH CAROLINA — Shipments (78-72-86) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading early very slow, late slow. Prices 3-inch and up higher, others generally unchanged. Half-bushel cartons various yellow-flesh varieties 3-inch and up mostly $10.40, 2¾-inch and up few sales $7.40-9.40, most consigned or prices to be established later, 2½-inch and up few sales $5.40-7.40, most consigned or prices to be established later. Primary varieties: early augustprince, sunprince, summergold, o’henry and monroe. A few shippers are finished for the season. Prices showing a little more strength as Georgia shippers have increased purchases to fill their gap in supplies.
SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY — Shipments (19-28-36) — Movement expected to increase slightly as buyers shift from purchasing southern fruit. Trading moderate. Prices about unchanged. Various yellow-flesh varieties mostly bounty, topaz and PF 23. Half-bushel cartons 2¾- to 3-inch $12.40-13.40, 2½- to 2¾-inch mostly $9.40. An occasional grower is in a varietal gap. Quality and condition are very good.
CENTRAL GEORGIA — Shipments (30-26-15) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading early slow, late moderate. Prices higher. Half-bushel cartons various yellow-flesh varieties 3-inch and up mostly $9.40-10.40, 2¾-inch and up mostly $8.40-9.40, 2½-inch and up few sales $5.40-7.40, some consigned or prices to be established later. Primary varieties: sunprince, augustprince, summerlady and fay elberta. Season is starting to wind down as some shippers are in a supply gap in between varieties.
APPALACHIAN DISTRICT (MD-PA-VA-WV) — Shipments (13-10-14) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices about unchanged. Various yellow-flesh varieties mostly john boy, bounty and few loring ½-bushel cartons 2¾-inch minimum mostly $13, 2½- to 2¾-inch mostly $7-8.
MICHIGAN — Shipments (2-7-11) — Movement expected to increase as mid-season varieties are being harvested. Trading fairly active. Unofficial prices from industry contacts half-bushel cartons various yellow-flesh varieties 2½-inches up mostly $14, 2¾-inches up $16-17. Varieties include redhaven, stellar series and PF series. Size excellent. No daily f.o.b. prices issued as of Aug. 9.
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — Shipments (0*-10-11) — Movement expected to increase. Trading active. Prices various yellow-flesh varieties Washington extra fancy cartons two-layer tray pack 34-36s mostly $18, 40-44s $16-17 mostly $16, 48-50s $14-15 mostly $14, 54-56s $12. Current varieties include: diamond princess, elegant lady, redhaven, regina, rich lady, secret lady and summer lady. Quality generally good. *revised.