MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (335-277-405; greenhouse 162-140-225; vine-ripes 173-137-180) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading slow. Prices much lower. Cartons/flats vine-ripes two-layer field-grown and greenhouse 4x4 to 5x5s mostly $7.95-8.95, 5x6s mostly $8.95. Greenhouse flats one-layer vine-ripes 22-32s mostly $12.95-14.95, 35-39s mostly $12.95. Quality and condition variable. Growers report heavy damage from freezing temperatures in early February. Higher volumes represent efforts by growers to salvage crops.
SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (151-200*-114) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Extra services included. 25-pound cartons loose mature-greens 85% U.S. 1 or better supply insufficient to establish a market; U.S. combination 5x6s $31.95, 6x6s $29.95, 6x7s $29.95; U.S. 2 5x6s $29.95, 6x6s $27.95, 6x7s $27.95. Production expected to be lighter than normal through late March. Quality generally good. *revised.
U.S. SHIPPING POINTS — Greenhouse (54-54-**) — No prices reported. **unavailable.
CANADA SHIPPING POINTS — Greenhouse (3-4-**) — No prices reported. **unavailable.