NORTH, CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (85-122-131) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly active. Prices 50-pound carton round green slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Cooling included. 50-pound cartons round green-type medium $12-13, red-type medium mostly $12; 45-pound cartons savoy-type medium $12. Quality generally good.
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (48-68-105) — Movement was expected to increase the week of March 7 in preparation for increased retail demand for St. Patrick’s Day, and decrease the week of March 14. Trading green moderate, red slow, savoy very slow. Prices 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 (25-17-35) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late slow. Prices 1¾-bushel crates and 50-pound cartons medium round green-type mostly $12. Quality variable. Most present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments at lower prices.
WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW YORK — Shipments (30-24-31) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly active for fairly light supplies. Prices unchanged. 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.
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (25-27-28) —
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 13 units shipped the week of Feb. 28 to March 6. Trading green fairly active, red fairly slow. Prices green higher, red lower. 50- and 45-pound cartons 18-24s round green-type $18.65-19.65, red-type mostly $14.65. 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- 18-11, CA 7-7-9, crossings 5-6-8) — Movement expected about the same. Trading green fairly active, red fairly slow. Prices green higher, red lower. 50-pound cartons 18-24s round green-type mostly $17.95-20, red-type mostly $10.45-11.45. Quality variable.
SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (0-0-0) — Very light shipments reported from last season’s late plantings after a supply gap from winter weather. Supplies insufficient to establish market. Some shippers indicate harvest from the new spring season to start around April 1, with the majority around the middle of April. Expect first f.o.b. report to be issued by April 18. FIRST REPORT.