CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (27-22-64) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices much lower. Includes palletizing and cooling. Prices handpicked mostly $12.95-13.95, machine-picked mostly $10.95-11.95. Quality generally good.
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (8-7-7) — Imports via boat from Guatemala. Movement expected to remain about the same. Ports of entry: south Florida. Trading moderate. Prices slightly lower. 5-pound cartons haricots verts (French-type) mostly $6. Quality generally good. *revised.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (6-3-2) — Movement expected to decrease. Supplies insufficient to establish a market. Quality and condition variable. Growers report crops lost to freezing weather in early February. Crossings expected to increase by early April, with growers aiming to supply Easter promotions.