WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (346-308-307) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices much higher. Cartons film-lined 24s mostly $21.56-23, film-wrapped 24s mostly $22.56-24, 30s (supplies heavy) mostly $18.95-21. Quality variable. Freezing temperatures and high winds hit the growing area Feb. 2-5. A very wide range in quality, weight and appearance were expected as were increased problems with blister and epidermal peel.
IMPERIAL AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF. — Shipments (101-92-91) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading active for light supplies. Prices much higher. Cartons 24s film-lined mostly $20-21.65, 24s film-wrapped mostly $22-22.65. Quality variable. Freezing temperatures and high winds Feb. 3-5 stopped harvest and left heads with blister and epidermal peel. Shippers expected lightweight heads and light damage.