NORTH, CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (84-85-122) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly active. Prices 50-pound carton round green higher, others generally unchanged. Cooling included. 50-pound cartons round green-type medium $12, red-type medium mostly $12; 45-pound cartons savoy-type medium $12. Quality generally good.
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (63-48-68) — Movement expected to increase in preparation for increased retail demand for St. Patrick’s Day. Trading green fairly active, red fairly slow, savoy very slow. Prices green higher, others generally unchanged. 1¾-bushel crates and 50-pound cartons medium round green-type mostly $12, red-type mostly $10; 1¾-bushel crates and 40-pound cartons savoy-type medium $8-10. Quality variable. Most present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments at lower prices.
SAN ANTONIO-WINTER GARDEN, TEXAS — Shipments (33-25-17) — Movement expected to decrease because of crop damage. Trading moderate for light supplies. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Quality variable. F.o.b. reports were expected to resume the week of Feb. 28.
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (26-25-27) —
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 15 units shipped the week of Feb. 21. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 50- and 45-pound cartons 18-24s round green-type mostly $18.65, red-type $14.65-18.65. Quality generally good.
IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH CALEXICO AND SAN LUIS — Shipments (AZ 10- 10-18, CA 7-7-7, crossings 8-5-6) — Movement expected about the same. Trading green fairly active, red moderate. Prices green higher, red generally unchanged. 50-pound cartons 18-24s round green-type mostly $18-19, red-type mostly $10.45-12.75. Quality variable.
WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW YORK — Shipments (30-30-24) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading fairly active for fairly light supplies. Prices higher. Round green-type 50-pound sacks large $10-11, bulk per-pound 18-20 cents. Offerings for the open market are in few hands. Quality good.