WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (224-226-261) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading moderate. Prices much lower. Cartons 24s mostly $24.56-28.50; hearts 12 3-count packages mostly $28.45-32.50, 48s mostly $29.45-33.50. Quality variable.
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (86-93-97) —
IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF. — Movement expected to decrease slightly below the 87 units shipped the week of March 7. Trading hearts moderate, others fairly slow. Prices much lower. Cartons 24s mostly $24.25-26.95; hearts 12 3-count packages mostly $32.75-36.75, film-lined 48s mostly $35-37. Quality variable. Most present shipments of hearts from prior bookings and/or previous commitments at lower prices.
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected to decrease below the 9 units shipped the week of March 7. Trading early active, late slow. Prices much lower. Cartons 24s mostly $25.65-26.65. Quality variable.
CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Harvest began the week of March 14 although most expected to begin the week of March 21 and be fully under way the week of March 28. Quality expected to be generally good.