CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (221-237-210) —Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. Primary yellow-flesh varieties elegant lady, summer lady and zee lady. Cartons two-layer tray pack various yellow-flesh varieties 36s mostly $13.10-14.10, 44s mostly $13.10, 48-50s mostly $10.10-12.10; 25-pound cartons loose 48-50s mostly $12.10-13.10, 54-56s mostly $11.10-12.10, 60-64s mostly $10.10, 70-72s mostly $9.10-10.10. Primary white-flesh varieties snow princess and snow queen. Cartons two-layer tray pack 48-50s mostly $12.10; 25-pound cartons loose 60-64s mostly $10.10-11.10. Extra services included.
SOUTH CAROLINA — Shipments (86-80-53) — Movement expected to remain about the same as shippers are in a supply gap, with continuous high temperatures and varietal changes having an effect. Trading moderate. Prices slightly higher. Half-bushel cartons various yellow-flesh varieties 2¾-inch and up mostly $12.40, 2½-inch and up mostly $9.40-10.40, 2¼-inch and up mostly $6.40-7.40. Primary varieties: flameprince, laurel, monroe and o'henry. A few shippers are finished for the season.
SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY — Shipments (28-25-28) — Movement expected to increase as growers begin harvesting loring, bounty and contenders. Trading very active. Prices generally unchanged. Half-bushel cartons various yellow-flesh varieties including john boy, PF 17, bounty and loring 2¾- to 3-inch mostly $14.40, 2½- to 2¾-inch mostly $12.40, 2¼- to 2½-inch mostly $8.40-9.40, various white-flesh varieties supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Quality very good.
APPALACHIAN DISTRICT (MD-PA-VA-WV) — Shipments (7-11-21) — Movement expected about the same. Trading very active. Prices generally unchanged. Half-bushel cartons various yellow-flesh varieties including loring, bounty, PF 17, ernie’s choice, belaire 2¾-inch and larger mostly $14-15, 2½- to 2¾-inch including 2½-inch and up mostly $12, ½-bushel crates unwashed 2½-inch and up $15. Quality very good.
MICHIGAN — Shipments (0-1-2) — Movement was expected to increase later in the week of Aug. 8 as harvest of red haven variety becomes active. Unofficial prices from industry contacts half-bushel cartons various yellow-flesh varieties mostly summer serenade and rising star 2½-inch up mostly $16. Much of the early harvested fruit is being diverted to local farm markets.
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — Shipments (0-1-4) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly active. Prices cartons two-layer tray pack various yellow-flesh varieties Washington extra fancy 40-44s $16-17; 48-50s mostly $14-15; 54-56s mostly $12. Current varieties include: rich lady, redhaven, secret lady and summer lady. FIRST REPORT.