LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (3-2-3) — Movement expected to decrease because of lighter harvest and crop damage. Trading moderate. Prices cartons/crates/baskets bunched curly and plain supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Quality variable. Harvest curtailed because of freezing temperatures and ice Feb. 2-5. Growers resumed harvest Feb. 7 and continued to assess crop damage.
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (2-2-2) —
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected to decrease below the 2 units shipped the week of Jan. 31 to Feb. 6. Trading moderate. Prices curly higher, plain lower. Cartons bunched 60s curly $8.65-9.65, plain $7.65-8.65. Quality variable.
IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIF., CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH CALEXICO AND SAN LUIS — Crossings (5-4-4, shipments AZ 3-2-2, CA light) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons bunched 60s curly $9.45-10.75, plain $8-9.75. Quality variable.