MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (236-250-241; field-grown 224-240-228; greenhouse 12-10-13) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading early slow, late moderate. Supplies light. Prices much higher. 25-pound cartons loose (wide range in price) extra-large and large mostly $26.95-30.95, medium mostly $24.95-28.95. Quality and condition variable. Growers report heavy damage because of freezing temperatures Feb. 3-4. Some expect the growing season to end early.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (46-38-37; field-grown 7-34-32; greenhouse 39-4-5) — Movement expected to decrease sharply because of heavy damage from freezing temperatures in growing areas late the week of Jan. 31. Trading early slow, late moderate. Supplies very light. Prices much higher. 25-pound cartons loose field-grown extra-large and large mostly $35. Quality variable.
SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (39-40-40) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly slow. Prices extra-large slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Extra services included. 25-pound cartons loose roma extra-large $8.95-9.95, large mostly $8.95, medium $7.95. Production expected to be lighter through early March. Prices represent Feb. 4’s market. Prices for Feb. 7 to be established based on Feb. 8’s market.