MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (34-28*-52*) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late slow. Prices lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates jalapeño $14-16, poblano mostly $25-26, serrano mostly $24-25. Quality and size variable. *incomplete data
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (40-55-42) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices jalapeño lower, others generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons per pound large jalapeño 30-35 cents, serrano mostly 50 cents, yellow chile 25-30 cents. Quality variable.
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (10-12-8) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading moderate. Prices jalapeño and finger hot higher, others generally unchanged. Includes palletizing and cooling. Half-bushel cartons hungarian wax supplies in too few hands to establish a market, finger hot mostly $10.35, jalapeño mostly $8.35-10.35. 1/9-bushel cartons cubanelles supplies insufficient to quote, jalapeño mostly $16.35-18.35, long hot mostly $8.35. Quality generally good.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (1-2-4) — Movement expected to increase. Supplies of mixed mini sweet peppers insufficient to establish a market. Quality generally good. The first f.o.b. report was expected to be issued the week of Dec. 30.