WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (232-221-204) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading hearts 48s fairly active at slightly lower prices, others fairly active. Prices hearts 48s slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Cartons 24s mostly $31.56-35.50; hearts 12 3-count packages mostly $32.45-34.50, 48s mostly $33.45-35.50. Quality variable. Very wide range in quality, weight and appearance because of problems with blister and epidermal peel.
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (78-81-79) —
IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 71 units shipped the week of Feb. 14. Trading active. Prices 24s slightly higher, hearts much higher. Cartons 24s mostly $26.95-30.55; hearts 12 3-count packages $34.55-36.55, film-lined 48s $36.25-38.75. Quality variable. Most present shipments of hearts from prior bookings and/or previous commitments.
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 8 units shipped the week of Feb. 14. Trading early active, late fairly active. Prices higher from market low on Feb. 18. Cartons 24s $26.65-30.65. Quality variable.