MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (250-241-282; field-grown 240-228-255; greenhouse 10-13-27) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late slow. Supplies light. Prices lower. 25-pound cartons loose extra-large and large mostly $20.95-22.95, medium mostly $18.95, small mostly $14.95-16.95. Quality and condition variable. Growers report heavy crop damage from freezing temperatures Feb. 3-4. Many expect season to end early. Higher volumes represent growers’ efforts to salvage damaged crops.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (38-37-34; field-grown 34-32-21; greenhouse 4-5-13) — Movement was expected to decrease after salvage harvest was completed the week of Feb. 14. Trading early moderate, late slow. Supplies light. Prices much lower. 25-pound cartons loose field-grown and greenhouse extra-large and large mostly $24-26. Quality variable.
SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (40-40-22) — Movement expected to increase. Trading very active. Prices much higher. Extra services included. 25-pound cartons loose roma extra-large $29.95, large $29.95, medium $29.95. Production expected to be lighter than normal through mid-March. Quality generally good.