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USDA - AMS: National Shipping Point Trends Report - Vegetables (2019-01-02)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - January 2, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC 02-JANUARY-2019   
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 15, 22, and 29, 2018, in that order in thousand hundredweight 
(cwt) or 100,000 pound units. Expected movement is for the period December 
30, 2018 to January 12, 2019. Prices are for Monday, December 31, 2018 
compared to Wednesday, December 26, 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.

PLEASE NOTE: LEXINGTON DISTRICT SOUTH CAROLINA unavailable at time of publication.



    VEGETABLES
---ARTICHOKES
   SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 15-10-8---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading very active. Supply light. Prices 36s 
higher, 12-24s higher, 30s generally unchanged. Cartons Globe green 12-
24s 22.55-25.65, 30s 22.55-24.65, 36s mostly 22.65-23.55; ORGANIC 12-30s 
28.55. Quality variable.
---ASPARAGUS
   PERU---Imports 39-32*-**---Imports via air and boat. Movement expected to 
remain about the same. PORTS OF ENTRY SOUTH FLORIDA.  Trading moderate.  
Prices white type higher; Green type generally unchanged. 11 pounds cartons 
bunched Green Jumbo mostly 17.00-18.00, Extra Large mostly 17.00-18.00, Large 
mostly 19.00-20.00, Standard mostly 18.75-19.75, Small mostly 15.00. 11 
pounds cartons bunched White Standard 2.00, Large 22.00. Quality variable. 
*revised.  **unavailable.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH CALEXICO, CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS ARIZONA-
--CROSSINGS 0-11-13---Movement expected to increase. Light supplies 
being reported with most shippers  expecting volume to increase the 
next two weeks. F.o.b. expected to begin around January 14, 2019. 
FIRST REPORT.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, TEXAS ---CROSSINGS
18-8-0--Movement expected to decrease. Supply very light. Supply will 
now be shifting to new growing district. LAST REPORT. 
---BEANS
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 45-40-29---Movement expected to 
remain about the same. Trading Machine Picked fairly slow. Prices Machine 
Picked generally unchanged. Includes palletizing and precooling. Bushel 
cartons/crates Round Green Type Handpicked supplies in too few hands to 
establish a market, Machine Picked 16.35-16.85. Quality generally good.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 28-35-27---
Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading early slow, late 
moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 30 pound cartons Round Green type 
Handpicked mostly 16.95-18.95. Quality generally good.
   CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS---Imports 20*-20*-**--Imports via boat from 
Guatemala. Movement expected to remain about the same. PORTS OF ENTRY SOUTH 
FLORIDA. Trading moderate. Prices higher. 5 pounds cartons Haricot Vert 
French Type) mostly 11.00-12.00. Quality variable.  *revised.   
**unavailable. 
---BEETS
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZONA---
Crossings 8-5-4---Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly 
active, late moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons bunched 12s 
Red type mostly 10.95-12.50; ORGANIC Red type 16.45-20.50, Gold Type 
14.45-16.45. Quality generally good.
---BROCCOLI
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 125-107-68---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading fairly active at lower prices. Prices 
lower. 20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut Short Trim mostly 15.50-16.50. 
Quality variable.
   WESTERN ARIZONA---Shipments 80-83-56---Movement expected about the 
same. Trading bunched fairly active, Crown Cut moderate. Prices Crown Cut 
slightly higher, bunched generally unchanged. Cartons bunched 14s mostly 
10.35-11.55, 18s mostly 10.85-12.05; 20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut 
mostly 12.50-13.65; Short Trim mostly 14.55-15.65; ORGANIC bunched 14s 
mostly 14.45-17.50; 20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut 20.45-24.45. Quality 
generally good.
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 24-
34-27---Movement expected about the same. Trading bunched moderate, Crown 
Cut slow. Prices bunched slightly higher, Crown Cut generally unchanged. 
Cartons bunched 14s mostly 12.00-13.95; 20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut 
mostly 13.00-14.95, Short Trim mostly 13.00-15.65; ORGANIC cartons 
bunched 14s 20.00-20.85, 20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut 24.95. Quality 
generally good.
   SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 19-19-20---Movement expected about 
the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Cartons bunched 14s 7.85-
9.00, 18s 8.35-9.50; 20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut mostly 11.50-13.00, 
Short Trim mostly 12.50-14.00. Quality generally good.
   SOUTH GEORGIA---Shipments 2-2-3---Movement expected to 
remain about the same. Current supplies insufficient to 
establish market. All supplies shipped under contract 
this period. No F.O.B. issued.   
   EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA---Shipments 0-0-0---Movement expected to remain 
very light due to unfavorable market conditions.  Current supplies 
insufficient to establish a market (prices according to industry sources: 
20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut too few sales to comment).
---BRUSSELS SPROUTS
   SOUTH AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN 
CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS ARIZONA---Shipments 21-15-7, Crossings 1-5-6---
Movement expected about the same. Trading early slow, late moderate. 
Prices generally unchanged. 25 pound cartons medium mostly 20.00-20.95. 
Quality generally good.
---CABBAGE
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA, CENTRAL AND 
WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN 
LUIS ARIZONA---Shipments AZ 41-43-25, CA 4-3-5, Crossings 3-5-6---
Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late active. 
Prices much higher. 50 pound cartons medium Round Green type mostly 
22.00-23.85. Quality generally good.
   NORTH, CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 28-34-30---Movement 
expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices Green 
unchanged, others higher. Precooling included. 50 pound cartons Round 
Green Type medium mostly 21.00-22.00. Red type medium 30.00 1 3/4 bushel 
crates & 40 lb cartons medium 18.00. Quality generally good.
   LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS---Shipments 13-35*-29---Movement 
expected to increase seasonally. Trading active for very light available 
supplies. Prices generally unchanged. 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
   WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW YORK---Shipments 34-37-27---Movement 
expected to remain about the same. Trading active for light supplies. 
Prices unchanged. Round Green type large 50-pound sacks 10.00 Quality 
mostly good. Most movement on pre-season contract. Prices represent 
few new sales. Quality and size variable. 
   SOUTH GEORGIA---Shipments 13-18-18---Movement expected 
to remain about the same. Light shipments reported. Rain 
curtailed harvest in most areas. Trading early active, 
late moderate. Prices lower. 50-pound cartons Round Green 
Type medium 20.00-21.00, Red Type 28.00; 40-pound cartons 
Savoy Type 18.00. Price includes 1 7/8 cartons. Quality 
generally good.   
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 9-14-10---Movement expected 
about the same. Trading Green active, Red fairly slow. Prices Green 
higher, Red lower. 50 pound cartons medium Round Green type 22.85-24.95, 
Red type 14.95-20.95. Quality generally good.    
   SAN ANTONIO-WINTERGARDEN DISTRICT, TEXAS---Shipments 6-12-7---Movement 
expected to increase slightly. Trading fairly active at slightly lower 
prices. Supplies light. Prices slightly lower. 50 pound cartons Round 
Green type medium 18.00. Quality variable.     
   EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA---Shipments 3*-2*-0---Movement expected to 
remain light; most growers are finished for the season.  Currently, no 
F.O.B. is being reported.  *revised.
---CARROTS
   KERN DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 214-217-176---Movement expected 
about the same. 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 27-36-24---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading early active, late fairly active. Prices 
slightly higher. 50 pound sacks loose jumbo mostly 10.00-11.00. Quality 
variable.
---CAULIFLOWER
   WESTERN ARIZONA---Shipments 97-78-57---Movement expected about the 
same. Trading 9-12s fairly active, 16s moderate. Prices higher. Cartons 
film wrapped White 12s mostly 8.35-9.65, 9s mostly 7.65-8.75, 16s mostly 
7.55-8.75; ORGANIC White 12s mostly 9.45-12.55. Quality generally good.
   SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 34-42-29---Movement expected about 
the same. Trading early slow, late moderate. Prices higher. Cartons film 
wrapped White 12s mostly 7.00-8.85. Quality generally good.
   IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 29-20-16---
Movement expected about the same. Trading early very slow, late moderate. 
Prices slightly higher. Cartons filmed wrapped White 12s mostly 8.35-
10.65; ORGANIC 12s 16.95. Quality generally good.
---CELERY
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 251-240-155---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices Hearts lower, others 
slightly lower. Cartons 2-2-1/2 dozen mostly 20.65-21.65, 3 dozen mostly 
18.55-20.95; Hearts film bags 18s mostly 25.50-26.65. ORGANIC 2-1/2 dozen 
43.65-44.66; Hearts film bags 18s 42.65-44.66. Quality generally good.
   SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 75-66-45---Movement expected to 
decrease seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons 2-3 dozen 
16.00-18.85. Quality generally good.
   COACHELLA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA AND WESTERN ARIZONA---Shipments AZ 17-23-
22, CA 18-25-20---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 January 6. FIRST 
REPORT
---CHINESE CABBAGE
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA, CENTRAL AND 
WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN 
LUIS ARIZONA---Crossings 3-3-1, Shipments AZ 2-1-1---Movement expected 
about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate. Prices crates 
higher, cartons slightly higher. Nappa WGA crates 27.65-29.50, 30 pound 
cartons mostly 15.55-17.15. Quality generally good.
---CORN
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 36-33-29---Movement expected to 
remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 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 31-36-28---
Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading early slow, late 
moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons 4-4 1/2 dozen Yellow mostly 
11.95. Quality variable.
---CUCUMBERS
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 347-267-253---
Movement expected about the same. Trading Persian moderate, Long Seedless 
fairly slow, others active. Prices Pickles generally unchanged, Persian 
slightly lower, Long Seedless lower, large much higher, others higher. 1 
1/9 bushel cartons medium mostly 8.95, fair quality mostly 6.95, ordinary 
quality mostly 4.95; small mostly 5.95, large mostly 8.00-8.95. Cartons 
24s mostly 4.95-5.95, 36s mostly 4.95-6.95; Pickles bushel and 40-45 
pound plastic container 200-300s and 300-400s mostly 20.95, 150-200s 
16.95-18.95. GREENHOUSE Long Seedless cartons film wrapped 12s medium 
mostly 2.95-3.95, small 3.00-3.95; cartons irregular size fair quality 
4.95-6.95. Persian 22 pound cartons small and small-medium mostly 20.95, 
medium mostly 16.95. Quality generally good.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 129-78-69---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 1 
1/9 bushel cartons medium mostly 8.95-10.95, fair quality mostly 5.95-
7.95, large mostly 8.95-9.95. Quality variable. Most present shipments 
from prior booking and/or previous commitments.   
    CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 27-19-18---Movement expected to 
remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices medium slightly lower, 
others generally unchanged. Includes palletizing and precooling. WAXED 1 
1/9 bushel cartons medium mostly 14.35, fair quality mostly 10.35. Carton 
24s mostly 6.35. Quality generally good.
---EGGPLANT
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 43-42-36---
Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading early very slow, late 
slow. Prices 18s lower, 24s generally unchanged. 1 bushel, 1 1/9 bushel 
and 1 1/6 bushel cartons wrapped 18s mostly 5.95, 24s mostly 4.95-5.95. 
Quality variable.
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 10-6-4---(includes organic 0-0-
0)---Movement expected to slightly increase. Trading moderate. Prices 
medium higher, fair quality lower. Includes palletizing and precooling. 
Medium are wrapped. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium mostly 10.35, fair quality 
mostly 4.35-6.35. Quality generally good.
---ENDIVE-ESCAROLE
   SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 3-3-3---(Endive 1-1-1, Escarole 2-2-2)---
Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 18s 
slightly lower, 24s unchanged. Precooling included. Endive 1 1/9 bushel 
cartons/crates 18s (include some 14s and 16s) 16.95.  Carton 24s 20.95-
22.95. Escarole 1 1/9 bushel cartons/ crates 18s (include some 14s and 
16s) 16.95. Carton 24s 20.95-22.95. 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 of Endive 
expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. 
Cartons 24s mostly 22.45-26.65. 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 0-1-1---Movement of 
Escarole expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices slightly 
lower. Cartons 24s 29.45-31.45. Quality generally good.
---GREENS
   SOUTH GEORGIA---Shipments 5-10-17---Movement expected 
to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 
Cartons bunched 24s Collards, Kale, Mustard and Turnip 
Tops mostly 20.00. Volume light due to heavy cutting for 
holidays and weather conditions. Quality generally good.
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA, CENTRAL AND 
WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN 
LUIS ARIZONA---Crossings 14-12-9, Shipments AZ 11-9-8, CA 1-2-0**---
Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices higher. Cartons 
bunched 24s Kale green mostly 20.00-22.65; ORGANIC green 18.45-24.85, red 
16.45-24.85, Lacinato (Tuscan) mostly 16.45-22.85. Quality generally 
good. **less than 50,000 pounds
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 4-5-3---Movement expected 
about the same. Trading green fairly active, Lacinato moderate. Prices 
generally unchanged. Cartons bunched 24s Kale green 18.00-20.00, Lacinato 
(Tuscan) mostly 14.95-18.00. Quality generally good.
   EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA---Shipments 7*-3*-0---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 
15.00). *revised.
---LETTUCE, ICEBERG
   WESTERN ARIZONA---Shipments 523-402-343---Movement expected about the 
same. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate. Prices much lower. 
Cartons 24s film lined mostly 8.25-9.55, 24s filmwrapped mostly 9.25-
10.55, 30s filmwrapped mostly 8.25-8.55. ORGANIC 24s filmwrapped mostly 
22.45-22.50, 12s filmwrapped mostly 12.45-16.45. Quality generally good.
   IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 47-58-45---
Movement expected about the same. Trading early very slow, late moderate. 
Prices generally unchanged. Cartons 24s film lined mostly 7.85-9.00, 24s 
film wrapped mostly 8.85-10.00. Quality generally good.
---LETTUCE, ROMAINE
   WESTERN ARIZONA---Shipments 418-361-301---Movement expected about the 
same. Trading 24s slow, Hearts very slow. Prices generally unchanged. 
Cartons 24s mostly 7.45-8.75; Hearts 12 3-count packages mostly 9.25-
10.56, 48s film lined mostly 10.35-11.56. ORGANIC carton 24s mostly 
10.45-12.45; Hearts 12 3-count packages mostly 10.45-14.55. Quality 
variable.
   IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 70-57-32---
Movement expected about the same. Trading early very slow, late slow. 
Prices generally unchanged. Cartons 24s mostly 7.95-8.95; Hearts 12 3-
count packages mostly 10.95-12.95. ORGANIC cartons 24s 10.95-12.95. 
Quality generally good.
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 1-6-5---Movement expected 
about the same. Trading slow. Prices lower. Cartons 24s 6.95. Quality 
generally good.
---LETTUCE, OTHER
---LETTUCE GREEN LEAF
   WESTERN ARIZONA---Shipments 65-49-40---Movement of Green Leaf expected 
about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate. Prices 
generally unchanged. Cartons 24s mostly 12.45-14.65, ORGANIC 36.45-40.45. 
Quality generally good.
   IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 11-8-5---
Movement of Green Leaf expected about the same. Trading early slow, late 
moderate. Prices slightly higher. Cartons 24s mostly 15.95-16.95; ORGANIC 
32.85. Quality generally good.
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 2-1-1---Movement of Green Leaf 
expected about the same. Trading supplies insufficient and in too few 
hands to establish a market. Quality variable.
---LETTUCE, RED LEAF
   WESTERN ARIZONA---Shipments 11-10-8---Movement of Red Leaf expected 
about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate. Prices slightly 
higher. Cartons 24s mostly 14.25-14.56, ORGANIC 36.45-40.45. Quality 
generally good.
   IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 3-2-2---
Movement of Red Leaf expected about the same. Trading early slow, late 
moderate. Prices slightly higher. Cartons 24s mostly 15.95-16.95, ORGANIC 
32.85. Quality generally good.
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 1-1-0**---Movement of Red Leaf 
expected about the same. Trading supplies insufficient and in too few 
hands to establish a market. Quality variable. **less than 50,000 pounds
---LETTUCE, BOSTON
   WESTERN ARIZONA---Shipments 6-4-4---Movement of Boston expected about 
the same. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate. Prices slightly 
higher. Cartons 24s mostly 13.45-14.65. Quality generally good.
   IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 1-1-0**---
Movement of Boston expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices 
generally unchanged. Cartons 24s mostly 16.85-18.55, ORGANIC 24.85. 
Quality generally good. **less than 50,000 pounds
---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 9-10-7, Shipments CA 0-1-0**, AZ 1-0-0**---
Movement of Bok Choy expected about the same. Trading early fairly slow, 
late moderate. Prices higher. Bok Choy WGA crates mostly 24.35-26.65, 30 
pound cartons mostly 15.55-17.15. Quality generally good. **less than 
50,000 pounds
---MISCELLANEOUS HERBS
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA, CENTRAL AND 
WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN 
LUIS ARIZONA---Crossings 15-17-14, Shipments AZ 9-11-8, CA 1-2-1---
Movement expected about the same. Trading Anise fairly active, Cilantro 
moderate. Prices higher. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s mostly 14.00-15.50, 
30s mostly 9.95-10.65; ORGANIC 30s mostly 18.45-22.85. Anise cartons 24s 
mostly 18.45-20.50; ORGANIC 12s 17.50-19.95. Quality generally good.
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 8-8-6---Movement expected 
about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate. Prices higher. 
Cilantro cartons bunched 60s 12.00-14.00, 30s 10.00-12.00. Quality 
variable.
   LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS---Shipments 7-8-5---Movement of 
Cilantro expected to increase seasonally. Trading active. Prices 
generally unchanged. Cartons bunched 60s 12.85-15.40. Quality generally 
good. 
---MISCELLANEOUS TROPICALS
   CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS---Imports 54*-56*-43---Imports from Costa 
Rica, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Brazil. Movement expected to remain about the 
same. Ports of Entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices Ginger, Yellow 
Yams, and Yucca higher; others generally unchanged. Calabaza 50 pound sacks 
mostly 10.00-12.00; Chayote 40 pound cartons mostly 14.00-15.00; 20 pound 
cartons 8.50-10.00; Ginger Root 30 pound cartons from Costa Rica few 21.00-
22.00 and from Brazil by boat mostly 19.00-20.00; Malanga 40 pound cartons 
Blanca (large) mostly 32.00-35.00; Lila (large) mostly 38.00-41.00; 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 58.00-60.00; 
50 pound cartons White mostly 26.00; Yucca (Cassava) 37 pound cartons 16.00-
17.00. Quality good.   *revised.   
    CARIBBEAN IMPORTS---Imports 4-4*-**---Imports from the Dominican 
Republic. Movement expected to increase. PORTS OF ENTRY SOUTH FLORIDA. 
Trading moderate. Prices lower. Coconut 65-70 pound sacks 40s 22.00-23.00. 
Quality good.  *revised. **unavailable.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---TOMATILLOS---Crossings 29-33-9---
Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active at lower prices. 
Prices lower. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates mostly 29.00-31.00. Quality 
variable.  
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---TOMATILLOS---Crossings 11-
16-10---Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading early moderate, 
late fairly slow. Prices slightly lower. 40 pound containers per pound 
mostly .60-.65. Quality generally good.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---CHAYOTE---Crossing 7-6-1---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading active. Available supplies light. Prices 
generally unchanged. 40 pound cartons 15.00-17.00. Quality variable. Most 
present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments. 
---OKRA
   CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS---Imports 5-5*-**---Imports via boat from 
Honduras. Movement expected to remain about the same. PORTS OF ENTRY SOUTH 
FLORIDA.  Trading moderate. Prices lower. 1/2 bushel crates medium-large 
15.00-16.00; Indian type 15.00-16.00. Quality generally good. *revised. 
**unavailable.
---ONIONS, GREEN
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZONA---
Crossings 73-72*-60---Movement expected about the same. Trading early 
active, late very active. Prices Iceless higher, medium slightly higher. 
Cartons bunched 48s medium mostly 27.00-29.50; ICELESS 4 film bags, 12 
bunches per bag mostly 28.00-30.65. ORGANIC cartons bunched 48s medium 
mostly 20.45-23.85. Quality and condition variable. *revised
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZONA---
Shipments Light---Movement of Leeks expected about the same. Trading 
active. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons 12s mostly 17.75-18.95. 
Quality and condition variable.
---PARSLEY
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA, CENTRAL AND 
WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN 
LUIS ARIZONA---Crossings 7-5-3, Shipments AZ 2-2-2, CA 1-1-1---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices Plain 60s generally 
unchanged, others lower. Cartons bunched Curly 60s mostly 11.35-13.45, 
30s mostly 8.75-11.15, Plain 60s mostly 14.35-16.55, 30s mostly 8.75-
11.15; ORGANIC bunched 30s Curly 14.45-20.85, Plain 14.45-22.85. Quality 
generally good.
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 5-5-4---Movement expected 
about the same. Trading Curly slow, Plain fairly slow. Prices Plain 
slightly lower, Curly generally unchanged. Cartons bunched 60s Curly 
mostly 10.00, Plain mostly 10.00-14.00. Quality generally good.
---PEAS, GREEN
   GUATEMALA IMPORTS---Imports 9*-9*-**---Imports via boat and air from 
Guatemala. Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate.   
Prices Snow Peas generally unchanged; Sugar Snap lower. 10 pounds cartons 
Snow Peas mostly 9.00-10.00, Sugar Snap peas mostly 12.00. Quality variable.  
*revised.  **unavailable.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZONA---
Crossings MX 6-5-3---Movement expected about the same. Trading early 
slow, late fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. 10 pound cartons 
Decalyxed Snow Peas mostly 9.00-10.00, Sugar Snap Peas mostly 17.00-
20.00. Quality variable.
---PEPPERS, BELL TYPE
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 165-199-164 
(Field Grown 151-170-134, Greenhouse 14-29-30)---Movement expected to 
increase seasonally. Trading early active, late very active. Prices 
higher. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo and extra large mostly 18.95, 
large mostly 16.95, medium 12.95-14.95, small 10.95-12.95; fair quality 
large 12.95-14.95, medium mostly 10.95; irregular size fair quality 
mostly 12.95-14.95; Place Pack extra large 20.95, large 18.95. Quality 
generally good. Crossing of field grown Red bells is expected to increase 
seasonally, but remain light until the week of January 13, when harvest 
is expected to be fully underway.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 103-83-75---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading Red active, others fairly active. Prices 
generally unchanged. 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 20.00-21.00, large mostly 19.00-20.00; Orange jumbo 
and extra large mostly 18.00-20.00, large mostly 17.00-19.00. Quality 
variable.    
    CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 59-58-55---(Includes organic 1-
1-0)---Movement expected to slightly increase. Trading active. Prices 
generally unchanged. Includes palletizing and precooling. 1 1/9 bushel 
cartons Jumbo and extra large mostly 20.35, large, medium and irregular 
size fair quality mostly 18.35. Quality generally good.
---PEPPERS, OTHER
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 47-63-53---
Movement expected to increase slightly. Supplies fairly light. Trading 
Jalapeno and Serrano active, others moderate. Prices Serrano slightly 
higher, Jalapeno and Anaheim generally unchanged, others slightly lower. 
1 1/9 bushel carton per pound large Anaheim mostly .40, Jalapeno mostly 
.85-.90, Poblano mostly .50-.55, Serrano mostly 1.20, Yellow Chile mostly 
.55-.60. Quality variable.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---MIXED MINI SWEET---
Crossings 3-9-9---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 January 13.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 62-73*-18---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading Jalapeno and Serrano active, others 
moderate. Prices Serrano and Habanero much higher, Jalapeno higher, 
others generally unchanged. 1 1/9 bushel cartons and crates Anaheim 
and Poblano mostly 12.00-14.00, Jalapeno (supplies very light) mostly 
37.00-38.00, Serrano (supplies very light) mostly 65.00-66.00. 8 pound 
cartons Habanero orange mostly 18.00-20.00. Quality variable. *revised     
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 3-4-3---Movement expected to 
slightly increase. Trading active. Prices Jalapeno generally unchanged. 
Includes palletizing and precooling. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Jalapeno mostly 
35.35-36.35, Long Hot mostly 16.35-17.35. Quality generally good. 
---RADISHES
   OXNARD DISTRICT CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH CALIFORNIA AND 
SAN LUIS, ARIZONA---Crossings 25-27-19, Shipments 9-10-7---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. 
Prices higher. Cartons Red bunched 24s mostly 11.45-12.55, 48s mostly 
13.45-14.50. Quality variable.
   SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 5-3-3---Movement expected to remain about the 
same. Trading fairly light. Prices slightly lower. Precooling included. 
Carton topped 30-6 ounce film bags Red 9.45-9.95. Carton topped 14 1-pound 
film bags Red mostly 10.25, 40 pound film bags topped Red 21.95. 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 54-49-39, CA 8-8-8, Crossings 7-7-7---
Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices higher. 
Cartons bunched Flat 24s mostly 18.45-20.65. Quality generally good.
---SQUASH
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 200-144-144---
Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Prices Grey much lower, 
Zucchini and Yellow lower, others generally unchanged. 4/7 bushel 
cartons Zucchini small and small-medium mostly 5.95, medium mostly 3.95-
4.95; Yellow Straightneck small and small-medium mostly 7.95-8.95, medium 
4.95-6.95; Grey small and small-medium mostly 5.95-6.95, medium mostly 
4.95-5.95. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Zucchini medium-large 3.95-4.95, Yellow 
Straightneck medium-large mostly 3.95-4.95. Quality variable. 
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 113-105-52---
Movement expected about the same. Trading Butternut and Spaghetti 
moderate, others slow. Prices Kabocha large lower, others generally 
unchanged. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Acorn (supplies very light) medium and 
large mostly 16.95, extra large mostly 14.95; Butternut medium mostly 
8.95-9.95, large mostly 10.95, extra large 6.95-8.95; Spaghetti medium 
mostly 10.95, large mostly 12.95, extra large 8.95-10.95; Kabocha medium 
mostly 12.95, large mostly 12.95-14.95. Quality and condition variable.
    CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 30-27-28---(includes Organic 1-1-
1) Movement expected to slightly increase. Trading fairly slow. Prices 
Zucchini lower, Yellow Straightneck generally unchanged. Includes 
palletizing and precooling. 1/2 bushel cartons Zucchini small mostly 6.35-
8.35, medium mostly 4.35-6.35, Yellow Straightneck small mostly 10.35, 
medium mostly 8.35. 3/4 bushel cartons Yellow Crookneck supply 
insufficient to quote. Quality generally good. 
---SWEET POTATOES
   EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA---Shipments 145*-136*-60---Movement expected to 
remain about the same.  Trading moderate.  Prices U.S. No. 2 unchanged, 
others slightly higher.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 15.00-
17.00, U.S. No. 1 Petite 11.00-14.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00, No Grade 
Marks jumbo 10.00-11.00.  *revised.
   ATWATER, LIVINGSTON DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments   
22-34-*0---Movement expected to remain about the same. 
Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. F.O.B. prices from 
report on December 20, 2018. This office was closed for 
holiday. 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. *to be revised.     
   MISSISSIPPI---Shipments 16-28*0---Movement expected to 
remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 
unchanged. F.O.B. prices from report on December 20, 
2018. This office was closed for holiday. 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. 
*to be revised.
   LOUISIANA---Shipments 7-12-*0---Movement expected to 
remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 
unchanged. F.O.B. prices from report on December 20, 
2018. This office was closed for holiday. 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. *to be revised.
---TOMATOES
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 215-251-176---Movement expected 
to remain about the same. Trading moderate.  Prices lower. Extra services 
included. 25 pound cartons loose Mature Greens 85% U.S. One or Better 5x6 
size 21.95, 6x6 size 17.95, 6x7 size 13.95. Quality generally good.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 205-180*-157 (Adapted 
Environment 155-133-116, Open Field 36-33-29, Controlled Environment 
14-14*-12)---Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices 
generally unchanged. ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT and OPEN FIELD Vine Ripes 
cartons 2 layer 4x4-4x5s mostly 22.95, 5x5s mostly 20.95, 5x6s mostly 
17.95-19.95; 25 pound cartons loose 4x4-4x5 size mostly 21.95-22.95, 5x5-
5x6 size mostly 18.95-20.95. Quality generally good. Most present 
shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments at lower 
prices. *revised
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 66-83-65 
(Adapted Environment 59-73-55, Open Field 7-10-10)---Movement expected to 
increase seasonally. Trading early fairly active, late active. Prices 
generally unchanged. OPEN FIELD AND ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT 2 layer Vine 
Ripes 4x4-4x5s mostly 22.95, 5x5s mostly 20.95, 5x6s 16.95-18.95. Quality 
generally good. Most present shipments from prior bookings and/or 
previous commitments.       
  VARIOUS US SHIPPING POINTS---Greenhouse shipments 25-15*-7---No prices
reported. *revised.  
---TOMATOES, CHERRY
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 6-2-2---Movement expected to 
remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Extra services 
included. Flats 12 1-pint baskets with lids 13.95. Quality generally good. 
---TOMATOES, GRAPE TYPE
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 21-27-29 (Open 
Field 14-17-22, Adapted Environment 7-10-7)---Movement expected to 
increase seasonally. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices 
loose lower, pint generally unchanged. OPEN FIELD and ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT 
12 1-pint containers with lids medium-large mostly 8.95; 20 pound cartons 
loose medium-large 14.95-18.95. Quality generally good.
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 27-19-13---(Includes Organic 5-2-
1) Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 
Organic lower. Includes palletizing and cooling. Flats 12-1 pints 
container with lids 11.95. Organic 17.95-19.95. 20 pounds carton loose 
mostly 21.95. Quality generally good.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 7-12-9---Movement expected 
about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT 
and OPEN FIELD flats 12 1-pint containers with lids medium-large mostly 
7.95-9.95. Quality generally good.
---TOMATOES, PLUM TYPE
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 88-85-93 (Open 
Field 74-70-72, Adapted Environment 14-15-21)---Movement expected to 
increase seasonally. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. Prices 
generally unchanged. OPEN FIELD AND ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT 25 pound cartons 
loose Roma extra large mostly 10.95-11.95, large mostly 10.95, medium 
mostly 9.95. Quality and condition variable.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 85-70-72 (Adapted 
Environment 66-54-56, Open Field 17-14-14, Controlled Environment 2-2-2)-
--Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally 
unchanged. ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT and OPEN FIELD 25 pound cartons loose Roma 
extra large mostly 12.95, large mostly 11.95, medium mostly 9.95-10.95. 
Quality variable.   
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 76-48-49---Movement expected to 
remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Extra services 
included. 25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large 11.95-13.95, large 
mostly 11.95, medium mostly 9.95. Quality generally good.  

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