ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (85-78-48) —


IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF. — Movement expected to decrease seasonally below the 29 units shipped the week of Feb. 28 to March 6. Trading early active, late moderate. Supplies fairly light. Prices crown cut slightly higher, bunched generally unchanged. Cartons bunched 14s mostly $10.45-10.65, 18s mostly $10.95-11.15, 20-pound loose crown cut mostly $15.47-16.69. Quality variable.


SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — Movement expected to increase slightly above the 16 units shipped the week of Feb. 28 to March 6. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. Prices higher. Cartons bunched 14s mostly $10-11, 18s mostly $10.50-11.50, 20-pound loose crown cut mostly $15.55-16.95. Quality variable.


SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF. — Movement expected to increase slightly above the 3 units shipped the week of Feb. 28 to March 6. Most shippers expect harvest to begin the week of March 14 with operations fully under way the week of March 21. Trading moderate. Very light supplies are in too few hands to establish a market. Quality generally good.


CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (45-52-42) — Movement expected about the same. Trading crown cut fairly active, bunched moderate. Prices bunched slightly higher, crown cut generally unchanged. Cartons bunched 14s $12-12.50, 18s $12.55-13, 20-pound loose crown cut mostly $16.55-17.58. Quality variable.


MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (87-62-87) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Supplies fairly heavy. Prices slightly higher. Cartons 20-pound loose crown cut mostly $12-13. Quality variable.


NORTH, CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (7-9-9) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices crown cut slightly lower, others higher. Extra services included. Cartons bunched 14s $12-14, 18s $12.50-14.50; 20-pound cartons loose crown cut $13-14. Quality generally good.

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Pricing Dates: 
Sunday, March 6, 2011 to Saturday, March 19, 2011

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