MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (202-161-102) — Movement expected to decrease sharply. Trading zucchini and yellow moderate, others slow. Prices zucchini higher; yellow lower; kabocha generally unchanged; spaghetti lower from a market high on Feb. 10; butternut generally unchanged from a market high on Feb. 9; acorn generally unchanged from a market high on Feb. 8. 4/7-bushel cartons (wide range in price) zucchini small and small-medium mostly $30.95-34.95, medium mostly $28.95-30.95; yellow straightneck small and small- medium mostly $18.95-20.95, medium mostly $16.95-20.95; 1 1/9-bushel cartons butternut large and medium mostly $18.95, small $10.95-12.95; acorn large and medium mostly $16.95, small $10.95; spaghetti large and medium mostly $16.95, small mostly $10.95. Quality and condition variable. Growers report heavy damage from freezing temperatures Feb. 3-4. Many expect season for soft squash to end early.
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (12-12-22) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices zucchini much higher, yellow straightneck slightly higher, yellow crookneck generally unchanged. Includes palletizing and cooling. Half-bushel cartons/crates yellow straightneck small $20.35-21.85, medium $18.35-19.85. Half- and 5/9-bushel cartons/crates zucchini small mostly $30.35-30.85, medium mostly $28.35-28.85. ¾-bushel cartons/crates yellow crookneck small $20.85-21.85, medium $15.35-15.85. Quality generally good.