MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (45-42-45) — Movement expected to decrease sharply. Trading anaheim and yellow chile fairly active, others moderate. Supplies light. Prices much higher. 1 1/9-bushel cartons jalapeño and poblano per-pound large mostly 60 cents, serrano mostly 60-70 cents, yellow chile and anaheim 60-80 cents. Quality and condition variable. Growers report heavy damage because of freezing temperatures Feb. 3-4.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (44-40-42) — Movement expected to decrease sharply because of heavy damage from freezing temperatures in growing areas late the week of Jan. 31. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate. Supplies light. Prices poblano higher, others much higher. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates jalapeño mostly $16-18, poblano mostly $11-13, anaheim mostly $17-19. Quality and size variable.
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (3-3-2) — Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market.