MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (259-315-210; field-grown 228-282-179; greenhouse 31-33-31) — Movement expected about the same. Trading green moderate, others slow. Prices orange extra-large generally unchanged, others lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green-type jumbo $32.95, extra-large mostly $34.95-36.95, large mostly $24.95-26.95, medium mostly $18.95-20.95, small $16.95, irregular size fair quality mostly $14.95-16.95; red medium and irregular size fair quality mostly $12.95-14.95. 15-pound cartons red extra-large $8.95-10.95, large mostly $8.95. 11-pound cartons red extra-large mostly $6.95-8.95, large mostly $6.95; yellow extra-large mostly $12.95, large mostly $10.95; orange extra-large $14.95-16.95, large mostly $12.95-14.95. Quality and condition variable. Growers report heavy damage caused by freezing temperatures in early February, with greenhouse peppers less affected.
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (83-85*-56) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Includes palletizing and cooling. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo and extra-large $30.85, large mostly $22.85-24.85, medium mostly $15.85-16.85, irregular size fair quality mostly $14.85-16.85. Quality generally good. *revised.