MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (301-259-315; field-grown 271-228-282; greenhouse 30-31-33) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late slow. Prices lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green-type jumbo mostly $38.95, extra-large mostly $36.95-38.95, large mostly $32.95-34.95, medium mostly $28.95-30.95, small mostly $22.95, irregular size fair quality mostly $24.95-26.95; red medium mostly $20.95-22.95, irregular size fair quality mostly $24.95-26.95. 15-pound cartons red extra-large mostly $10.95, large $8.95-10.95. 11-pound cartons red extra-large $10.95-12.95, large mostly $10.95-12.95; yellow extra-large and large mostly $14.95; orange extra-large and large mostly $14.95-16.95. Quality and condition variable. Growers report heavy damage to field crops from freezing temperatures Feb. 3-4, with greenhouse peppers less affected. Higher volumes represent growers’ efforts to salvage damaged crops.
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (113-83-94) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading very active. Prices much higher. Includes palletizing and cooling. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo and extra-large $42.85, large mostly $40.85, medium mostly $36.85-38.85, irregular size fair quality mostly $35.85. Quality generally good.