NORTH, CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (75-80-97) — Movement expected increase. Trading active. Prices higher. Cooling included. 50-pound cartons round green-type medium $10-12, red-type medium mostly $14; 50-pound sacks large $7-8; 45-pound cartons savoy-type medium $12. Quality generally good.
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (31-46-48) — Movement expected about the same. Trading savoy light, red fairly active at slightly lower prices, others fairly active. Supplies light. Prices green higher, red slightly lower, savoy lower. 1¾-bushel crates and 50-pound cartons medium round green and red types mostly $12-12.40; 50-pound sacks round green-type mostly $10-11; 1¾-bushel crates and 40-pound cartons savoy-type medium mostly $10-12. Quality variable. Harvest curtailed because of freezing temperatures and ice that occurred Feb. 2-5. Growers resumed harvest on Feb. 7 and continued to assess crop damage.
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (25-24-26) —
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 14 units shipped the week of Jan. 31 to Feb. 6. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices higher. 50- and 45-pound cartons 18-24s round green-type mostly $18.65. Quality generally good.
IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH CALEXICO AND SAN LUIS — Shipments (AZ 12- 12-13, CA 10-8-6, crossings 6-6-3) — Movement expected about the same. Trading green active, red moderate. Prices higher. 50-pound cartons 18-24s round green-type mostly $17.75-18, red-type mostly $11.45-12.75. Quality variable.
SAN ANTONIO-WINTER GARDEN, TEXAS — Shipments (35-33-22) — Movement expected to decrease because of crop damage. Trading early fairly slow, late slow. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Quality variable. Harvest curtailed because of freezing temperatures and ice that occurred Feb. 1-6. Growers resumed harvest on Feb. 7 and continued to assess crop damage.
WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW YORK — Shipments (35-30-21) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate for fairly light supplies. Prices bulk higher, sacks lower. Round green-type 50-pound sacks large $8-9, bulk per-pound mostly 15-16 cents. Offerings for the open market are in few hands. Quality good.