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USDA - AMS: National Shipping Point Trends Report - Vegetables (2018-12-18)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - December 18, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC 18-DECEMBER-2018   
TRENDS - VEGETABLES
WA_FV154

Provided by:  Specialty Crops Market News                               
              Federal - State Market News Service, USDA.

Unless otherwise stated, shipments, crossings or imports are for the weeks 
ending December 01, 08, and 15, 2018 in that order in thousand hundredweight 
(cwt) or 100,000 pound units. Expected movement is for the period December 
16 - 29, 2018. Prices are for Monday, December 17, 2018 compared to Monday, 
December 10, 2018. Unless otherwise stated, sales are F.O.B. Shipping Point 
Basis (including Delivered Sales, F.O.B. Shipping Point Basis) or port of 
entry and extra services are included. Prices represent open (spot) market 
sales by first handlers on product of generally good quality and condition 
unless otherwise stated and may include promotional allowances or other 
incentives. No consideration is given to after-sale adjustments unless 
otherwise stated. Brokerage fees paid by shipper are included in the price 
reported.

				VEGETABLES

---ARTICHOKES
   SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 23-17-15---
Movement expected about the same. Supplies 12-24s light. Trading 12-24s 
very active, 30s fairly active, 36s moderate. Prices 18-24s and 36s much 
higher, others higher. Cartons Globe green 12-24s mostly 22.55-24.65, 30s 
mostly 17.55-18.55, 36s mostly 14.55-18.55; ORGANIC 12-30s 25.55. 
Quality variable.
---ASPARAGUS
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, TEXAS CROSSINGS---
21-15-18---Movement expected to increase. Supplies light. Trading standard 
fairly slow at higher prices, others fairly slow. Prices standard higher, 
others generally unchanged. Pyramid cartons/crates 11-pound cartons/crates 
bunched Green small 12.75-14.75, large mostly 28.75, standard 28.75. Extra 
services included. 
   PERU---Imports 57*-34-**---Imports via air and boat. Movement expected 
to remain about the same---PORTS OF ENTRY SOUTH FLORIDA---Trading moderate.  
Prices Standard and Large higher; Small Lower; others unchanged. 11 pounds 
cartons bunched Green Jumbo mostly 18.75-19.75, Extra Large mostly 18.75-
19.75, Large mostly 20.75-21.75, Standard mostly 20.75-21.75, Small 15.75-
16.75. 11 pounds cartons bunched White Standard 20.00-21.00, Large 20.00-
21.00. Quality variable. *revised.  **unavailable.
---BEANS
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 43-37-45---Movement expected to 
remain about the same. Trading active. Prices Machine Picked higher. 
Includes palletizing and precooling. Bushel cartons/crates Round Green 
Type Handpicked 26.35-26.85, Machine Picked 22.85-24.85. 
Quality generally good.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 15-26-28---
Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices 
slightly lower. 30 pound cartons Round Green type Handpicked mostly 
22.95, fair quality 16.95-18.95. Quality generally good. 
   CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS---Imports 9*19-**--Imports via boat from 
Guatemala---Movement expected to remain about the same---PORTS OF ENTRY 
SOUTH FLORIDA. Trading active. Prices higher. 5 pounds cartons Haricot 
Vert French Type) 13.00-14.00. Quality variable.  *revised.   
**unavailable. 
---BEETS
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZONA---
Crossings 4-6-7---Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. 
Prices generally unchanged. Cartons bunched 12s Red type 10.95-12.50; 
ORGANIC Red type 16.45-20.50, Gold Type 15.50-18.45. Quality generally 
good.
---BROCCOLI
   WESTERN ARIZONA---Shipments 41-56-80---Movement expected to increase 
seasonally. Trading fairly slow. Prices much lower. Cartons bunched 14s 
mostly 16.45-18.55, 18s mostly 17.20-19.30; 20 pound cartons loose Crown 
Cut mostly 22.45-24.55; Short Trim mostly 24.45-27.55; ORGANIC bunched 
14s mostly 24.45-28.50. Quality generally good.
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 
5-13-24---Movement expected about the same. Trading early very active, 
late moderate. Prices slightly higher. Cartons bunched 14s mostly 18.05-
19.95; 20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut and Short Trim mostly 22.65-
23.65. ORGANIC cartons bunched 14s 22.95. Quality generally good. 
   SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 20-21-19---Movement expected about 
the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices lower. Cartons 
bunched 14s mostly 15.00-16.00, 18s mostly 15.50-16.50; 20 pound cartons 
loose Crown Cut mostly 20.00-21.00. Quality generally good.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 147-153*-124---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading active at slightly lower prices. Prices 
slightly lower. 20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut Short Trim mostly 16.00-
16.50. Quality variable. *revised.
   EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA---Shipments 0-0-0---Movement expected to remain 
very light due to unfavorable growing conditions.  Current supplies 
insufficient to establish a market (prices according to industry sources: 
20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut 20.00).
   SOUTH GEORGIA---Shipments 10-2-2---Movement expected to remain about 
the same. Current supplies insufficient to establish market.  Prices 
according to industry sources: (cartons bunched 14s 17.35, crown cut 
22.35). No F.O.B. issued.
---BRUSSELS SPROUTS
   SOUTH AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN 
CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS ARIZONA---Shipments 15-18-21, Crossings 0-1-1---
Movement expected about the same. Trading early active, late fairly slow. 
Prices lower. 25 pound cartons medium mostly 26.00-28.75. Quality 
generally good.
---CABBAGE
   WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW YORK---Shipments 45-38-34---Movement 
expected to remain about the same. Trading active for light supplies. 
Prices unchanged. Round Green type large 50 pound sacks 10.00. Most 
movement on pre-season contract. Prices represent few new sales. 
Quality and size variable. 
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA, CENTRAL AND 
WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN 
LUIS ARIZONA---Shipments AZ 23-40-41, CA 1-2-4, Crossings 0-2-3---
Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. 
50 pound cartons medium Round Green type 12.50-15.25. Quality generally 
good.
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 12-11-9---Movement expected 
about the same. Trading Green fairly slow, Red moderate. Prices Green 
lower, Red generally unchanged. 50 pound cartons medium Round Green type 
12.85-12.95, Red type 24.95. Quality generally good.
   SOUTH GEORGIA---Shipments 18-13-18---Movement expected to increase. 
Light shipments reported. Rain curtailed harvest in some areas. Trading 
active. Prices lower. 50-pound cartons Round Green Type medium mostly 
20.00-22.00, Red Type 24.00-28.00; 40-pound cartons Savoy Type mostly 
18.00-20.00. Price includes 1 7/8 cartons. Quality generally good.
   SAN ANTONIO-WINTERGARDEN DISTRICT, TEXAS---Shipments 8-7-6---Movement 
expected to increase slightly. Trading early fairly slow, late active. 
Supplies light. Prices generally unchanged. 50 pound cartons Round Green 
type medium 18.00-20.00. Quality variable.
   LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS---Shipments 3-8*-8---Movement expected 
to increase seasonally. Trading active for very light available supplies. 
Prices 50 pound cartons Round Green type medium mostly 20.40-22.00. 
Quality variable. Most present shipments from prior bookings and/or 
previous commitments. *revised. 
   NORTH, CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 3-4-28---Movement 
expected to increase. Trading active. Prices higher. Precooling included. 
50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium mostly 21.00-22.00, Red type 
medium mostly 24.00. Quality generally good.  
   EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA---Shipments 13-6*-2---Movement expected to 
remain light due to unfavorable growing conditions; some growers 
experiencing a production gap, while others are finished for the season.  
Currently, no F.O.B. is being reported.  *revised.
---CARROTS
   KERN DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 198-203-214---Movement expected 
to decrease slightly. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 
48 1-pound film bags in sacks medium-large 12.00-15.85, 50 pound sacks 
loose jumbo mostly 14.00-17.00, 25 pound sacks loose jumbo mostly 7.00-
8.50, carton 30 1-pound film bags Baby Peeled 18.00-20.00. ORGANIC film 
bags in sacks medium-large 48 1-pound, 24 2-pound and 10 5-pound 18.00-
20.00; cartons Baby Peeled 24 1-pound and 12 2-pound film bags mostly 
19.50-20.00. Quality generally good.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 20-25-26---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. 
Prices higher. 50 pound sacks loose jumbo mostly 9.00-10.00. 
Quality variable.
---CAULIFLOWER
   WESTERN ARIZONA---Shipments 22-63-97---Movement expected to increase 
seasonally. Trading fairly slow. Prices much lower. Cartons film wrapped 
White 12s mostly 10.35-11.50, 9s mostly 7.45-9.50, 16s mostly 8.45-9.50; 
ORGANIC White 12s 26.45-30.50. Quality generally good.
   SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 29-38-34---Movement expected about 
the same. Trading early moderate, late slow. Prices much lower. Cartons 
film wrapped White 12s mostly 8.00-10.50. Quality generally good.
   IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 7-15-29---
Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late slow. 
Prices much lower. Cartons filmed wrapped White 12s mostly 9.95-10.95; 
ORGANIC 12s 38.95. Quality generally good.
---CELERY
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 202-240-251---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading early very active, late active. 
Available supply fairly light. Prices 2 and 4 dozen slightly higher, 
others generally unchanged. Cartons 2 dozen mostly 29.56-30.95, 2-1/2 
dozen mostly 30.45-31.56, 3 dozen mostly 30.45-32.50, 4 dozen 32.50-
34.56; Hearts film bags 18s mostly 32.85-33.50. ORGANIC 2-1/2 dozen 
43.50-44.66; Hearts film bags 18s 42.50-42.66. Quality generally good.
   SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 51-63-75---Movement expected 
about the same. Trading early very active, late moderate. Prices lower. 
Cartons 2 dozen mostly 22.00-23.00, 2 1/2 dozen mostly 22.00-24.65, 
3 dozen mostly 23.00-26.65. Quality generally good.
---CHINESE CABBAGE
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA, CENTRAL AND 
WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN 
LUIS ARIZONA---Crossings 0-1-3, Shipments AZ 2-2-2---Movement expected 
about the same. Trading moderate. Prices crates higher, cartons slightly 
lower. Nappa WGA crates mostly 25.15-28.50, 30 pound cartons mostly 
16.35-18.15. Quality generally good.
---CORN
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 130-80-36---Movement expected 
to remain about the same. Trading moderate.  Prices White generally 
unchanged, others slightly higher. Includes palletizing and precooling. 
Wire bound crates Yellow 4-4 1/2 dozen 13.35, White 4-4 1/2 dozen 13.35, 
Bi-Color 4-4 1/2 dozen 13.35. Quality generally good.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 19-26-31---
Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading early fairly active, 
late moderate. Prices slightly lower. Cartons 4-4 1/2 dozen Yellow 12.95, 
Bi-color mostly 13.95. Quality variable.
---CUCUMBERS
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 270-305-347---
Movement expected about the same. Trading Persian active, Pickles moderate, 
others slow. Prices Persian much higher, Pickles higher, others much lower. 
1 1/9 bushel cartons medium 10.95-12.95, fair quality 8.95-10.95, ordinary 
quality 4.95-6.95; small 5.95-6.95, large 6.95-8.95. Cartons 24s 4.95-5.95, 
36s 5.95-7.95; ORGANIC 36s 10.95-12.95. Bushel and 40-45 pound plastic 
container Pickles 200-300s and 300-400s mostly 18.95, 150-200s mostly 
14.95. GREENHOUSE cartons film wrapped Long Seedless 12s medium 4.95-6.95, 
small 3.95-5.95; cartons irregular size fair quality 6.95-8.95; 22 pound 
cartons Persian medium mostly 18.95, small and small-medium mostly 22.95. 
Quality generally good.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 88-112-129---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices slightly lower. 1 1/9 
bushel cartons medium mostly 14.95, fair quality mostly 10.95-12.95, 
large mostly 14.95. Quality variable. Most present shipments from prior 
booking and/or previous commitments.
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 40-28-27---(includes Organic 
1-0-0) Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices carton 24s 
lower, others much lower. Includes palletizing and precooling. WAXED 1 1/9 
bushel cartons medium mostly 18.35, fair quality mostly 14.35. Carton 24s 
mostly 8.35. Quality generally good. 
---EGGPLANT
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 35-34-43---
Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading fairly slow. Prices 
generally unchanged. 1 bushel, 1 1/9 bushel and 1 1/6 bushel cartons 
wrapped 18s 8.95-10.95, 24s 6.95-8.95; fair quality 18s 6.95-8.95 and 24s 
4.95-6.95. Quality variable. 
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 13-12-10---(includes organic 
0-0-0) Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading slow. Prices  
lower. Includes palletizing and precooling. Medium are wrapped. 1 1/9 
bushel cartons medium mostly 8.35-10.35, fair quality mostly 6.35. 
Quality generally good.
---ENDIVE-ESCAROLE
   SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 7-6-3---(Endive 3-2-1, Escarole 4-4-2)---
Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 
Escarole 24s slightly lower, others unchanged. Precooling included. 
Endive 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates 18s (include some 14s and 16s) 16.95-
18.95; Carton 24s 18.95-20.95. Escarole 1 1/9 bushel cartons/ crates 18s 
(include some 14s and 16s) 16.95-18.95; Carton 24s 20.95. 
Quality generally good.
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA, CENTRAL AND 
WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN 
LUIS ARIZONA---Shipments ENDIVE AZ 1-1-1, CA 0-0-0**---Movement expected 
about the same. Trading moderate. Prices slightly lower. Cartons 24s 
24.00-26.65. Quality generally good. **less than 50,000 pounds.
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA, CENTRAL AND 
WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN 
LUIS ARIZONA---Shipments ESCAROLE CA 1-1-1, AZ 1-1-0**---Movement expected 
about the same. Trading moderate. Prices slightly higher. Cartons 24s 
mostly 30.45-33.00. Quality generally good. **less than 50,000 pounds.
---GREENS
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA, CENTRAL AND 
WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN 
LUIS ARIZONA---Crossings 9-11-14, Shipments AZ 8-8-11, CA 0-0-1---
Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices higher. Cartons 
bunched 24s Kale green mostly 18.25-20.65; ORGANIC green 20.45-28.95, red 
18.85-22.45, Lacinato (Tuscan) 20.45-24.95. Quality generally good.
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 4-4-4---Movement expected 
about the same. Trading Lacinato fairly active, green moderate. Prices 
Lacinato higher, green slightly higher. Cartons bunched 24s Kale green 
mostly 17.95-19.00, Lacinato (Tuscan) mostly 15.00-17.00. Quality 
generally good.
   LEXINGTON DISTRICT SOUTH CAROLINA---Shipments 10-0-8---Movement
expected to increase. Trading very slow. Prices for Tuesday, December 
18, 2018. Cartons bunched 24s Kale mostly 19.00, Cartons loose Turnip 
Tops and Mustard mostly 19.00, Various containers bunched Collard 6s 
Supplies insufficient to establish a market, Various containers loose 
Collard Supplies insufficient to establish a market.
Quality good.
   EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA---Shipments 5-5*-3---Movement expected to 
remain light due to unfavorable growing conditions.  Current supplies 
insufficient to establish a market (prices according to industry sources: 
various containers bunched/loose Collard, Kale, Mustard, and Turnip Tops 
10.00).  *revised.
   SOUTH GEORGIA---Shipments 8-5-10---Movement expected to increase. 
Trading active. Prices lower. Cartons bunched 24s Collards and Kale 
20.00-22.00, Mustard and Turnip Tops 20.00. Volume light. 
Quality generally good. 
---LETTUCE, ICEBERG
   WESTERN ARIZONA---Shipments 563-508-523---Movement expected about the 
same. Trading early very active, late slow. Prices much lower. Cartons 
24s film lined mostly 24.45-26.50, 24s filmwrapped mostly 25.45-27.50, 
30s filmwrapped (fairly light) mostly 26.45-30.25. ORGANIC 24s 
filmwrapped 36.45-40.50, 12s filmwrapped 20.50-24.45. Quality generally 
good. Many present shipments from previous commitments and/or prior 
bookings.
   IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 10-28-47---
Movement expected about the same. Trading early very active, late very 
slow. Prices much lower. Cartons 24s film lined mostly 24.00-26.00, 24s 
film wrapped mostly 25.00-27.00. Quality generally good.
---LETTUCE, ROMAINE
   WESTERN ARIZONA---Shipments 321-465-418---Movement expected about 
the same. Trading very slow. Prices much lower. Cartons 24s mostly 9.45-
10.85; Hearts 12 3-count packages mostly 12.35-13.25, 48s film lined 
mostly 13.35-14.55. ORGANIC carton 24s mostly 20.45-25.50; Hearts 
12 3-count packages mostly 21.55-25.50. Quality variable.
   IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 50-54-70---
Movement expected about the same. Trading early active, late very slow. 
Prices much lower. Cartons 24s mostly 9.35-10.95; Hearts 12 3-count 
packages mostly 12.95-14.95, ORGANIC cartons 24s 26.85-28.95. Quality 
generally good.
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 0-0-1---Movement expected 
to increase. Trading fairly slow. Prices cartons 24s 10.95. Quality 
generally good.
---LETTUCE GREEN LEAF
   WESTERN ARIZONA---Shipments 71-61-65---Movement expected about the 
same. Trading early very active, late slow. Prices lower. Cartons 24s 
mostly 45.00-46.50, ORGANIC 42.45-44.45. Quality generally good. Many 
present shipments from previous commitments and/or prior bookings.
   IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 12-8-11---
Movement expected about the same. Trading early very active, late slow. 
Prices much lower. Cartons Green Leaf mostly 40.95-42.95. 
Quality generally good.
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 1-2-2---Movement expected 
about the same. Trading early active, late slow. Prices lower. Cartons 
24s mostly 36.95-38.85. Quality generally good.
---LETTUCE, RED LEAF
   WESTERN ARIZONA---Shipments 14-12-11---Movement expected about the 
same. Trading early very active, late slow. Prices lower. Cartons 24s 
mostly 42.00-44.45, ORGANIC 42.45-44.45. Many present shipments from 
previous commitments and/or prior bookings.  Quality generally good.
   IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 3-2-3---
Movement expected bout the same. Trading early active, late slow. 
Prices much lower. Cartons Red Leaf mostly 40.95-42.95. Quality 
generally good.
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 1-1-1---Movement expected 
about the same. Trading early active, late slow. Prices lower. Cartons 
24s mostly 36.95-38.85. Quality generally good.
---LETTUCE, BOSTON
   WESTERN ARIZONA---Shipments 5-8-6---Movement of Boston expected 
about the same. Trading early moderate, late slow. Prices much lower. 
Cartons 24s mostly 30.50-32.55. Quality generally good.
   IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 1-1-1---
Movement expected about the same. Trading Boston early very active, 
late slow. Supplies very light. Supplies insufficient and in few hands 
to establish a market. The F.O.B. is expected to resume on December 19.
Quality generally good.
---MISCELLANEOUS ASIAN VEGETABLES
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA, CENTRAL AND 
WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN 
LUIS ARIZONA---Crossings 8-7*-8, Shipments AZ 1-0-1---Movement of Bok 
Choy expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices cartons slightly 
lower, crates generally unchanged. Bok Choy 30 pound cartons mostly 
16.35-17.55, WGA crates 32.35-33.50. Quality generally good. *revised.
---MISCELLANEOUS HERBS
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA, CENTRAL AND 
WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN 
LUIS ARIZONA---Crossings 16-16*-14, Shipments AZ 6-8-9, CA 1-1-1---
Movement expected about the same. Trading Anise active, Cilantro fairly 
slow. Prices Anise higher; Cilantro 30s slightly lower, 60s generally 
unchanged. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s mostly 14.45-16.50, 30s mostly 
11.45-12.45; ORGANIC 30s 20.45-24.45. Anise cartons 24s mostly 17.00-
19.65; ORGANIC 12s 16.45-19.95. Quality generally good. *revised.
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 8-7-8---Movement expected 
about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate. Prices 
generally unchanged. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s 11.95-14.00, 30s 
10.00-12.00. Quality variable.
   LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS---Shipments 5-5*-6---Movement of 
Cilantro is expected to increase seasonally. Trading early moderate, 
late active. Prices slightly higher. Cartons bunched 60s 12.85-15.40. 
Quality generally good. *revised. 
---MISCELLANEOUS TROPICALS
   CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS---Imports 56*-50*-**---Imports from Costa 
Rica, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Brazil. Movement expected to remain about 
the same. Ports of Entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices 40 
pound cartons Chayote higher; Calabaza and Yellow Yams (Name)lower; 
others generally unchanged. Calabaza 50 pound sacks mostly 10.00-12.00; 
Chayote 40 pound cartons mostly 13.00-15.00; 20 pound cartons 8.00-10.00; 
Ginger Root 30 pound cartons from Costa Rica mostly 17.00-18.00 and from 
Brazil by boat mostly 18.00-19.00; Malanga 40 pound cartons Blanca (large) 
mostly 32.00-36.00; Lila (large) mostly 37.00-41.00; Taro 40 pound cartons 
Eddoes mostly 19.00-21.00; 40 pound cartons Dasheen (Coco Islena)mostly 
13.00-16.00; Yams (Name) 45 pound cartons Yellow mostly 55.00-58.00; 
50 pound cartons White mostly 25.00-28.00; Yucca (Cassava) 37 pound 
cartons mostly 15.00-17.00. Quality good.  *revised.  **unavailable.
   CARIBBEAN IMPORTS---Imports 4*-2-**---Imports from the Dominican 
Republic. Movement expected to increase. PORTS OF ENTRY SOUTH FLORIDA. 
Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Coconut 65-70 pound sacks 40s 22.00-
23.00. Quality good.  *revised. **unavailable.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---TOMATILLOS---Crossings 23-26*-29---
Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices higher. 1 1/9 
bushel cartons/crates mostly 33.00-35.00. Quality variable. *revised. 
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---CHAYOTE---Crossing 9-8-5---Movement 
expected about the same. Available supplies light. Trading active at 
slightly lower prices. Prices slightly lower. 40 pound cartons 15.00-
17.00. Most present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous 
commitments.  Quality variable.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---TOMATILLOS---Crossings 
9-7-11---Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading active. 
Prices slightly higher. 40 pound containers per pound mostly .90. 
Quality generally good. 
---OKRA
   CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS---Imports 17*-8-**---Imports via boat from 
Honduras. Movement expected to remain about the same. PORTS OF ENTRY 
SOUTH FLORIDA. Trading moderate. Prices higher. 1/2 bushel crates 
medium-large mostly 15.00-16.00; Indian type mostly 15.00-16.00. 
Quality generally good. *revised. **unavailable.
---ONIONS, GREEN
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZONA---
Crossings 64-63*-66---Movement expected about the same. Trading early 
moderate, late fairly active. Prices medium higher, Iceless slightly 
higher. Cartons bunched 48s medium mostly 10.65-12.95; ICELESS 4 film 
bags, 12 bunches per bag mostly 12.00-13.55. ORGANIC cartons bunched 48s 
medium mostly 22.85-27.45. Quality and condition variable. *revised
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZONA---
Shipments Light---Movement of Leeks expected about the same. Trading 
early moderate, late active. Prices slightly higher. Cartons 12s mostly 
17.75-18.95. Quality and condition variable.
   LEXINGTON DISTRICT SOUTH CAROLINA---Shipments 4-4-5---Movement 
expected to gradually increase.  Trading slow.  Prices Tuesday, 
December 18, 2018 compared to Tuesday, December 11, 2018 unchanged. 
Cartons/crates bunched 48s 18.00. Quality good.
---PARSLEY
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA, CENTRAL AND 
WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN 
LUIS ARIZONA---Crossings 4-5-7, Shipments AZ 2-3-2, CA 1-1-1---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. 
Prices slightly lower. Cartons bunched Curly 60s mostly 18.45-20.65, 30s 
mostly 13.00-15.00, Plain 60s mostly 18.65-21.55, 30s mostly 13.00-15.00; 
ORGANIC bunched 30s Curly 18.45-22.85, Plain 18.45-24.85. Quality 
generally good.
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 5-5-5---Movement expected 
about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons bunched 60s 
Curly and Plain mostly 18.00-18.95. Quality generally good.
---PEAS, GREEN
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZONA---
Crossings MX 6-8*-6---Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading 
moderate. Prices 10 pound cartons Decalyxed Snow Peas 12.00-15.00, Sugar 
Snap Peas 21.85-26.95. Quality variable. *revised.
    GUATEMALA IMPORTS---Imports 8*-7-**---Imports via boat and air From 
Guatemala---Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate.   
Prices higher. 10 pounds cartons Snow Peas mostly 8.00-9.00, Sugar Snap 
peas mostly 14.00-15.00. Quality variable.  *revised.  **unavailable.
---PEPPERS, BELL TYPE
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 105-125-300 
(Field Grown 87-103-150, Greenhouse 18-22-150)---Movement expected to 
increase seasonally. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices 
medium and small generally unchanged, others lower. 1 1/9 bushel cartons 
Green jumbo and extra large 16.95-18.95, large 14.95-16.95, medium 12.95-
14.95, small 8.95-10.95; fair quality large 12.95-14.95, medium 10.95-
12.95, Place Pack extra large 18.95-20.95, large 16.95-18.95; irregular 
size fair quality 10.95-12.95. Quality generally good. 
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 75-85*-103---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading Red active, others moderate. Prices 
Yellow slightly higher, others higher. GREENHOUSE 11 pound cartons Red 
jumbo and extra large mostly 20.00-22.00, large mostly 19.00-21.00; 
Yellow jumbo and extra large mostly 20.00, large mostly 18.00-20.00; 
Orange jumbo and extra large mostly 18.00-20.00, large mostly 17.00-
19.00. Quality variable. *revised.
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 43-49-59---(Includes organic 
1-1-1)---Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading very active. 
Prices generally unchanged. Includes palletizing and precooling. 1 1/9 
bushel cartons Jumbo and extra large mostly 20.35, large mostly 18.35-
20.35, medium mostly 18.35, irregular size fair quality mostly 18.35-
20.35. Quality generally good.
   COACHELLA VALLEY, CALIFORNA---Shipments 34-23-10---Movement expected 
to decrease sharply as most shippers are finished for the season. 
Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. 
Quality generally good. Lighter shipments expected to continue through 
December 29. LAST REPORT.
---PEPPERS, OTHER
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 65-87-61---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading Jalapeno and Serrano active, others 
moderate. Prices Serrano and Jalapeno higher, Anaheim and Habanero 
lower, Poblano generally unchanged. 1 1/9 bushel cartons and crates 
Anaheim mostly 14.00-16.00, Jalapeno (supplies light) mostly 33.00-
35.00, Poblano mostly 14.00, Serrano (supplies very light) mostly 
55.00. 8 pound cartons Habanero orange mostly 15.00-16.00. 
Quality variable.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 39-48-47---
Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading Anaheim moderate, 
others very active. Prices Poblano generally unchanged, Anaheim lower, 
others higher. 1 1/9 bushel carton per pound large Anaheim mostly 
.40-.45, Jalapeno mostly .80-.85, Poblano mostly .70, Serrano mostly 
1.10, Yellow Chile mostly .65-.70. Quality variable.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---MIXED MINI SWEET---
Crossings 2-3-3---Movement expected to increase seasonally. Supplies in 
too few hands to establish a market. Quality generally good. The first 
F.O.B. report is expected to be issued the week of December 30. 
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 9-8-3---Movement expected to 
increase. Too few new sales reported to establish a market. 
---RADISHES
    OXNARD DISTRICT CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH CALIFORNIA 
AND SAN LUIS, ARIZONA---Crossings 18-21*-24, Shipments 9-10-7---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. 
Prices 24s higher, 48s slightly higher. Cartons Red bunched 24s mostly 
10.50-11.55, 48s mostly 10.95-15.00. Quality variable. *revised.
   SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 4-4-5---Movement expected to remain about 
the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices slightly lower. Precooling included. 
Carton topped 30-6 ounce film bags Red 10.45, Carton topped 14 1-pound 
film bags Red 10.95, 40 pound film bags topped Red 22.95. Quality 
generally good.
---SPINACH
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA, CENTRAL AND 
WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN 
LUIS ARIZONA---Shipments AZ 54-46-54, CA 7-5-8, Crossings 6-8-7---
Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly 
slow. Prices lower. Cartons bunched Flat 24s mostly 18.50-21.55. 
Quality generally good.
---SQUASH
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 144-168-200---
Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late slow. 
Prices Zucchini lower, others much lower. 4/7 bushel cartons Zucchini 
small and small-medium 6.95-8.95, medium 5.95-7.95; Yellow Straightneck 
small and small-medium 10.95-12.95, medium 8.95-10.95; Grey small and 
small-medium 12.95-14.95, medium 10.95-12.95. 1 1/9 bushel cartons 
Zucchini and Yellow Straightneck medium-large 4.95-6.95. Quality 
variable. 
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 99-111-113---
Movement expected about the same. Trading Acorn and Kabocha moderate, 
others slow. Prices Butternut generally unchanged, others lower. 1 1/9 
bushel cartons Acorn medium 14.95-16.95, large 16.95-18.95, extra large 
14.95-16.95; Butternut medium 8.95-10.95, large 10.95-12.95, extra large 
8.95-10.95; Spaghetti medium 8.95-10.95, large 10.95-12.95, extra large 
8.95-10.95; Kabocha medium 12.95-14.95, large 14.95-16.95. Quality and 
condition variable. 
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 29-21-30---(includes Organic 
1-1-1) Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. 
Prices Zucchini and Yellow Straightneck much lower. Includes palletizing 
and precooling. 1/2 bushel cartons Zucchini small mostly 12.35, medium 
mostly 10.35, Yellow Straightneck small mostly 12.35-14.35, medium mostly 
10.35-12.35, 3 /4 bushel cartons Yellow Crookneck supply insufficient to 
establish a market. Quality generally good. 
---SWEET POTATOES
   EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA---Shipments 110-117*-126---Movement expected 
to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 40 pound 
cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 15.00-16.00, U.S. No. 1 Petite 10.00-
14.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00, No Grade Marks jumbo 9.00-11.00.  
*revised.
   ATWATER, LIVINGSTON DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 16-22-34---
Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 
unchanged. 40-pound cartons Orange and Red Types U.S. Number One 20.00-
23.00, No Grade Marks medium 11.00-12.00, jumbo 12.00-15.00; White Types 
U.S. Number One 30.00, No Grade Marks medium 10.00-14.00, jumbo 10.00-
14.00; Japanese Types U.S. Number One mostly 20.00-24.00, No Grade Marks 
medium 27.00-30.00 jumbo 20.00-22.00; ORGANIC U.S. Number One Orange and 
Red Types 32.00-36.00, No Grade Marks medium 21.00-23.00; White Types 
U.S. Number One 35.00-38.00 No Grade Marks medium 21.00-23.00; Japanese 
Types U.S. Number One 40.00-42.00. Quality generally good.      
   MISSISSIPPI---Shipments 16-16-28---Movement expected to remain about 
the same. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 40-pound cartons Orange 
Types U.S. Number One mostly 18.00-20.00, U.S. Number Two 10.00-12.00 No 
Grade Marks jumbo 10.00-12.00. Mostly Beauregard variety. 
Quality generally good.
   LOUISIANA---Shipments 7-7-12---Movement expected to remain about the 
same. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 40-pound cartons Orange Types 
U.S. Number One mostly 20.00, U.S. Number Two 11.00-13.00 and No Grade 
Marks jumbo 10.00-12.00. Quality generally good.
---TOMATOES
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 277-266-215---Movement expected 
to remain about the same. Trading 5x6 and 6x6 size active, 6x7 size 
moderate. Prices 5x6 and 6x6 size higher, 6x7 size unchanged. Extra 
services included. 25 pound cartons loose Mature Greens 85% U.S. One or 
Better 5x6 size 23.95-25.95, 6x6 size 19.95-21.95, 6x7 size 15.95-17.95. 
Quality generally good. 
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 170-161-205 (Adapted 
Environment 124-119-155, Open Field 31-30-36, Controlled Environment 
15-12-14)---Movement expected about the same. Trading 4x4-4x5s and 
4x4-4x5 sizes active at slightly lower prices, others active at lower 
prices. Prices 4x4-4x5s and 4x4-4x5 sizes slightly lower, others lower. 
ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT and OPEN FIELD Vine Ripes cartons 2 layer 4x4-4x5s 
mostly 22.95-24.95, 5x5-5x6s mostly 20.95-22.95; 25 pound cartons loose 
4x4-4x5 size 24.95, 5x5-5x6 size mostly 20.95-22.95. Quality generally 
good. Most present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous 
commitments at lower prices.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 46-46-66 
(Adapted Environment 45-44-59, Open Field 1-2-7)---Movement expected to 
increase seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. 
Quality generally good. The first F.O.B report is expected to be issued 
the week of December 23. Most present shipments from prior bookings 
and/or previous commitments.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH OTAY MESA, CALIFORNIA---Crossings 14*-12-18 
(Adapted Environment 11*-10-14, Open Field 3-2-4)---Movement expected to 
decrease seasonally. Trading 4x4-4x5s active, 5x5-5x6s moderate. Prices 
4x4-4x5s generally unchanged, 5x5s slightly lower, 5x6s lower. ADAPTED 
ENVIRONMENT cartons 2 layer vine ripes 4x4-4x5s mostly 20.95, 5x5s 16.95-
18.95, 5x6s mostly 16.95. Quality generally good. *revised. 
   VARIOUS U.S. SHIPPING POINTS---Greenhouse shipments 26-7*-7---
No prices reported. *revised.   
---TOMATOES, CHERRY
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 7-15-6---Movement expected to 
remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices slightly lower. Extra 
services included. Flats 12 1-pint baskets with lids 13.95. Quality 
generally good. 
---TOMATOES, GRAPE TYPE
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 26-29-27---(Includes Organic 
3-3-5) Movement expected to remain about the same.  Trading moderate. 
Prices Organic slightly lower, others lower. Includes palletizing and 
cooling. Flats 12-1 pints container with lids 13.95, Organic 19.95; 
20 pounds carton loose 25.95. Quality generally good.     
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 19-19-21 
(Open Field 7-14-14, Adapted Environment 12-5-7)---Movement expected 
to increase seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices pint slightly higher, 
loose slightly lower. OPEN FIELD and ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT 12 1-pint 
containers with lids medium-large mostly 12.95; 20 pound cartons loose 
medium-large mostly 22.95. Quality generally good.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 5-6-7---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices slightly lower. 
ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT and OPEN FIELD flats 12 1-pint containers with 
lids medium-large mostly 12.95-13.95. Quality generally good.
---TOMATOES, PLUM TYPE
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 74-83-76---Movement expected 
to remain about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices extra large 
slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Extra services included. 
25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large 21.95-22.95, large 21.95, 
medium 19.95. Quality generally good.  
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 74-68-81 (Adapted 
Environment 58-53-66, Open Field 15-13-13, Controlled Environment 1-2-2)
Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly 
slow. Prices much lower. ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT and OPEN FIELD 25 pound 
cartons loose Roma extra large mostly 14.95-16.95, large mostly 13.95-
14.95, medium mostly 10.95-12.95. Quality variable.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH OTAY MESA, CALIFORNIA---Crossings 66-64*-57 
(Adapted Environment 46-45-40, Open Field 20-19-17) Movement expected 
to decrease seasonally. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices 
much lower. OPEN FIELD AND ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT 25 pound cartons loose 
Roma extra large mostly 14.95, large mostly 12.95, medium mostly 10.95; 
*revised.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 27-41*-88 
(Adapted Environment 9-3-14, Open Field 18-38-74)---Movement expected 
to increase seasonally. Trading early fairly slow, late slow. Prices 
much lower. OPEN FIELD AND ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT 25 pound cartons loose 
Roma extra large mostly 14.95, large mostly 12.95, medium mostly 10.95. 
Quality and condition variable.  *revised.

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