MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (161-102-100) — Movement expected to about the same. Trading zucchini and yellow moderate, others slow. Prices zucchini and yellow higher, others lower. 4/7-bushel cartons (wide range in price) zucchini small, small-medium and medium mostly $35.95-36.95; yellow straightneck small and small-medium mostly $24.95-26.95, medium mostly $24.95. 1 1/9-bushel cartons butternut large mostly $16.95, medium mostly $12.95-14.95, small mostly $7.95-8.95; acorn large and medium mostly $12.95-14.95, small mostly $10.95; spaghetti large and medium mostly $10.95-12.95, small mostly $8.95. Quality and condition variable. Growers report heavy damage from freezing temperatures in early February. Some growers expect to end season early, while others expect supply gaps.
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (12-22*-17) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices zucchini generally unchanged, yellow straightneck higher, yellow crookneck lower. Includes palletizing and cooling. Half-bushel cartons/crates yellow straightneck small $23.85, medium $21.35. Half- and 5/9-bushel cartons/crates zucchini small mostly $30.85, medium mostly $26.85-28.85. ¾-bushel cartons/crates yellow crookneck small $15.85, medium $12.85. Quality generally good. *revised.