SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (8-7-7; endive 3-3-3; escarole 5-4-4) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate for light supplies. Prices carton 24s lower, others slightly higher. Cooling included. Endive 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates 18s include some 14- and 16-count packs $18.95-20.95; carton 24s $20.95-22.95. Escarole 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates include some 14- and 16-count packs $18.95-20.95; cartons 24s $20.95-22.95. Production will continue to be below normal through mid- to late March. Quality generally good.
IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIF., CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH CALEXICO AND SAN LUIS — Shipments (AZ 1-1-2, CA 1-1-1, Mexico crossings very light) — Movement expected about the same. Trading endive fairly active, escarole fairly active at lower prices. Prices endive generally unchanged, escarole lower. Carton 24s endive and escarole $32.45-33.45. Quality variable.