WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (68-56-64) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading active. Prices green leaf higher, others slightly higher. Cartons 24s green leaf mostly $17.95-19.50, red leaf mostly $24.45-26.35, boston mostly $25.45-26.58. Quality variable.
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (18-16-21) —
IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 17 units shipped the week of Feb. 21. Trading red leaf active at slightly lower prices, others active. Prices red leaf slightly lower, boston slightly higher, green leaf generally unchanged. Carton 24s green leaf mostly $14.45-16.95, red leaf mostly $22.45-24.45, boston mostly $24.45-24.95. Quality variable.
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 4 units shipped the week of Feb. 21. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. Prices higher. Carton 24s green leaf $18.65, red leaf $26.65-28.65. Quality variable.
CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Harvest expected to begin the week of March 21 with most shippers expecting to be fully under way the week of March 28. Quality expected to be generally good. FIRST REPORT.