MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (241-282-321; field-grown 228-255-279; greenhouse 13-27-42) — Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Supplies fairly heavy. Prices much lower. 25-pound cartons loose extra-large and large mostly $6.95-8.95, medium $5.81-6, small $5.81-5.95. Quality and condition variable. Growers report heavy crop damage from freezing temperatures in early February. Many expect season to end early. Higher volumes represent growers’ efforts to salvage damaged crops.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (37-34-61; field-grown 32-21-41; greenhouse 5-13-20) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading early slow, late very slow. Prices much lower. 25-pound cartons loose field-grown and greenhouse extra-large mostly $8-8.95, large mostly $8. Quality variable. Some shipments booked open with price to be established later.
SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (40-22*-19) — Movement expected to remain about the same for fairly light supplies. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Extra services included. 25-pound cartons loose roma extra-large $16.95, large $16.95, medium $16.95. Production expected to be lighter than normal through late March. Quality generally good. *revised.