CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (72-76-64) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices handpicked higher, others unchanged. Includes palletizing and cooling. Bushel hampers, cartons and crates round green-type handpicked mostly $15.85, machine-picked mostly $10.85-11.85. Quality generally good.
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (10-6-8) — Imports via boat from Guatemala. Movement expected to remain about the same. Ports of entry: south Florida. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 5-pound cartons haricots verts (French-type) mostly $7-8. Quality generally good.
COACHELLA VALLEY, CALIF. — Harvest is expected to begin the week of April 11, with most shippers expecting harvest to be fully under way the week of April 18. FIRST REPORT.