MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (242-180-201; field-grown 220-159-176; greenhouse 22-21-25) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading long seedless fairly slow, others slow. Prices lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium mostly $22.95-24.95, medium fair quality $18.95-20, large mostly $20.95; cartons 24s $8.95-10.95, 36s mostly $11.95-12.95. Greenhouse cartons film-wrapped long seedless 12-16s mostly $12-12.95. Quality and condition variable. Growers report heavy damage from freezing temperatures Feb. 3-4. Supplies expected to gap. Higher volumes represent growers’ efforts to salvage damaged crops.
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (95-41-39) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase slightly. Ports of entry: south Florida. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Honduras. 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium $32-32.95, medium-large $26-28.95; cartons 24s mostly $12-12.85. Quality good.