NORTH, CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (122-131-198) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly active. Prices 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 (68-105-138) — Movement expected to decrease as the demand for St. Patrick’s Day promotions has decreased. Trading savoy very slow, others slow. Prices savoy generally unchanged, others lower. 1¾-bushel crates and 50-pound cartons medium round green-type $9-10, red-type mostly $8-9; 50-pound sacks extra-large mostly $7-8; 1¾-bushel crates and 40-pound cartons savoy-type medium $8-10. Quality variable.
SAN ANTONIO-WINTER GARDEN, TEXAS — Shipments (17-35-36) — Movement expected to decrease as the demand for St. Patrick’s Day promotions has decreased. Open market supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Quality variable.
WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW YORK — Shipments (24-31-31) — Movement expected to decrease as a few more growers finish for the season. Trading moderate for fairly light supplies. Prices bulk slightly lower, sacks unchanged. Round green-type 50-pound sacks large $10-11, bulk per-pound mostly 18-19 cents. Offerings for the open market are in few hands. Quality good.
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (27-28-29) —
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 13 units shipped the week of March 7. Trading green moderate, red fairly slow. Prices lower. 50- and 45-pound cartons 18-24s round green-type mostly $15.65-16.65, red-type mostly $12.65-14.65. Quality generally good.
IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH CALEXICO AND SAN LUIS — Shipments (AZ 18-11-12, CA 7-9-10, crossings 5-6-8) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading green moderate, red fairly slow. Prices green lower, red generally unchanged. 50-pound cartons 18-24s round green-type mostly $17-19, red-type mostly $10.45-11.45. Quality generally good.