MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (190-202-161) — Movement expected to decrease sharply. Trading moderate. Prices much higher. 4/7-bushel cartons (wide range in price) zucchini small and small-medium $20.95-26.95, medium $18.95-24.95; yellow straightneck small and small-medium $20.95-26.95, medium mostly $20.95-26.95; 1 1/9-bushel cartons butternut large mostly $14.95, medium $12.95-14.95, small $10.95-12.95; acorn large and medium mostly $12.95, small $10.95; spaghetti large $12.95, medium $10.95-12.95, small $10.95. Quality and condition variable. Growers report heavy damage because of freezing temperatures Feb. 3-4. Many expect season for soft squash to end early.
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (16-12-12) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices zucchini much higher, straightneck higher, crookneck unchanged. Includes palletizing and cooling. Half- and 5/9-bushel cartons/crates zucchini small $20.35-20.85, medium $18.35-18.85. Half-bushel cartons/crates yellow straightneck small mostly $20.35-20.85, medium $18.35-18.85. ¾-bushel cartons/crates yellow crookneck small $20.85, medium $15.85. Quality generally good.