WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (59-68-56) — Movement expected about the same. Trading red leaf active at slightly lower prices, others moderate. Prices green leaf much lower, red leaf slightly lower, boston generally unchanged. Cartons 24s green leaf mostly $15.56-16.95, red leaf mostly $22.50-24.95, boston mostly $23.25-25. Quality variable. Very wide range in quality, weight and appearance because of problems with blister and epidermal peel.
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (22-18-16) —
IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 13 units shipped the week of Feb. 14. Trading green leaf slow, red leaf fairly active, boston moderate. Supplies of red leaf and boston are light. Prices green leaf lower, others slightly higher. Carton 24s green leaf mostly $14.55-16.95, red leaf $24.25-26.45, boston mostly $20.95-24.45. Quality variable.
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 3 units shipped the week of Feb. 14. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices lower. Carton 24s green leaf $16.65, red leaf mostly $24.65-26.65. Quality variable.