SACRAMENTO AND SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (113-122-107) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading golden bosc active, others moderate. Prices 36-pound cartons tight fill 70s and 90s and 40-pound cartons/boxes bartlett 70s and 80s lower, others generally unchanged. 40-pound cartons/boxes bartlett 70s $24-25, 80s mostly $24, 90s $21-22, 100s $18, 110s mostly $16, 120s $15-16, 135s $15. 36-pound cartons tight fill bartlett 70s $19-20, 80s mostly $20, 90s $16-17, 100s $15, 110s mostly $13, 120s $12-13, 135s mostly $12, 150s $10-11. 40-pound carton/boxes golden bosc 70s $38, 80s mostly $38, 90s mostly $36, 100s mostly $32, 110s mostly $30, 120s mostly $27, 135s $24-26. 2/5-bushel cartons stark crimson 35s $20-22, 40s $20, 45s $19-20, 50s mostly $16, 55s and 60s supplies insufficient to quote. Extra services included.
CHILE — Imports (3-1-2) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: Philadelphia area. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 18-kilogram containers wrapped packham’s triumph 70-80s $20-22, 90s $18-20, 100s $16-18, 110s $14-16, 120s $14; bosc 70s $28-30, 80-90s $24-26, 100s $18-22, 110s $18-20. Quality good.
MENDOCINO, LAKE COUNTY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (0-0-0) — Movement expected to increase. No shipments have been reported from the district. Several shippers were expected to begin harvesting pears around Aug. 13. F.o.b. report was expected to begin on Aug. 16. As of Aug. 9, no f.o.b. issued.
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — Shipments (0-0-0) — Movement expected increase as harvest gets under way. A few bartlett pears have been picked but volume is insufficient to report. Reportable volume was expected by Aug. 16-22. FIRST REPORT for 2010 crop Washington pears.