NORTH, CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (97-84*-85) — Movement expected remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices savoy-type generally unchanged, others lower. Cooling included. 50-pound cartons round green-type medium $10-11, red-type medium mostly $12; 50-pound sacks supply insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market; 45-pound cartons savoy-type medium $12. Quality generally good. *revised.
WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW YORK — Shipments (21-30-30) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate for fairly light supplies. Prices lower. Round green-type 50-pound sacks large $9-10, bulk per-pound mostly 17-18 cents. Offerings for the open market are in few hands. Quality good.
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (48-63-48) — Movement expected to increase through early March in preparation for increased retail demand for St. Patrick’s Day. Trading green moderate, others slow. Prices lower. 1¾-bushel crates and 50-pound cartons medium round green and red types mostly $10; 50-pound sacks round green-type mostly $8-9. Quality variable.
SAN ANTONIO-WINTER GARDEN, TEXAS — Shipments (22-33-25) — Movement expected to decrease because of crop damage. Trading early slow, late moderate. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Quality variable. F.o.b. reports were expected to resume the week of Feb. 21. Assessment of freeze damage continues.
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (26-26-25) —
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 13 units shipped the week of Feb. 14. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices lower. 50- and 45-pound cartons 18-24s round green-type $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 13-10-10, CA 6-7-7, crossings 3-8-5) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices green lower, red generally unchanged. 50-pound cartons 18-24s round green-type mostly $16-18, red-type mostly $10.45-12.75. Quality variable.