CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (237-210-185) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading active. Prices slightly higher. Primary yellow-flesh varieties ryan sun, summer lady and o'henry. Cartons two-layer tray pack various yellow-flesh varieties 36s $13.10-15.10, 44s mostly $13.10-14.10, 48-50s mostly $12.10; 25-pound cartons loose 48-50s mostly $13.10-14.10, 54-56s $11.10-13.10, 60-64s $10.10-12.10. Primary white-flesh varieties snow king and autumn snow. Various white-flesh varieties cartons two-layer tray pack 48-50s $12.10-13.10. Extra services included.

SOUTH CAROLINA — Shipments (80-53-46) — Movement expected to remain about the same as shippers are in light supplies because of heat related conditions. Trading fairly active. Prices higher. Half-bushel cartons various yellow-flesh varieties 2¾-inch and up mostly $13.40-14.40, 2½-inch and up $11.40-12.40, 2¼-inch and up mostly $6.40-8.40 (few are consigned). Primary varieties: big red, flameprince, laurel, monroe and o'henry. A few shippers are finished for the season.

SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY — Shipments (25-28-32) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading very active for fairly light supplies. Prices generally unchanged. Half-bushel cartons various yellow-flesh varieties including bounty, loring, contender and cresthaven 2¾- to 3-inch mostly $15.40, 2½- to 2¾-inch mostly $12.40-13.40, 2¼- to 2½-inch mostly $9.40. Quality very good.

APPALACHIAN DISTRICT (MD-PA-VA-WV) — Shipments (11-21-20) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading very active. Prices higher. Half-bushel cartons various yellow-flesh varieties including bounty, bellaire, loring, coralstar, salem and PF 23 2¾-inch and larger mostly $18, 2½- to 2¾-inch including 2½-inch and up mostly $15-16; ½-bushel crates unwashed 2½-inches and up $15. Quality very good.

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — Shipments (1-4-11) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices are slightly lower. Cartons two-layer tray pack various yellow-flesh varieties Washington extra fancy 40-44s mostly $15-16, 48-50s mostly $14, 54-56s mostly $12. Quality very good. Current varieties include: diamond princess, elegant lady, o'henry, regina, rich lady, secret lady and summer lady.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (1-2-2) — Movement expected to increase as harvest of red haven and starfire varieties became widespread the week of Aug. 15. Unofficial prices from industry contacts half-bushel cartons various yellow-flesh varieties mostly red haven 2½ inches up mostly $16. Much of the early harvested fruit is being diverted to local farm markets.

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Pricing Dates: 
Sunday, August 14, 2011 to Saturday, August 27, 2011

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