National Shipping Point Trends Report - Vegetables
WASHINGTON, DC 13-MARCH-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 February 24, March 03, and 10, 2018 in that 
order in thousand hundredweight (cwt) or 100,000 pound units. 
Expected movement is for the period March 04-17, 2018. 
Prices are for Monday, March 12, 2018 compared to Monday, 
March 05, 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 16-13-13---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading moderate. Supplies 12s fairly light. 
Prices 18s slightly higher, 12s and 24s higher, others generally 
unchanged. Cartons Globe green 12s 19.65-21.65, 18s mostly 15.55-20.55, 
24s mostly 13.55-20.55, 30-36s mostly 10.55-13.65. Quality generally 
good.
---ASPARAGUS
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH CALEXICO, CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, 
ARIZONA---Crossings 151-118-132---Movement expected to remain about 
the same. Trading early fairly active, late active. Prices higher. 
11 pound cartons/crates bunched Green jumbo 22.75-24.75, large mostly 
20.75, standard mostly 20.75, ORGANIC large 26.75-28.75, standard 
26.75-28.75; pyramid cartons/crates 28 pound bunched green large 
mostly 48.75, standard mostly 48.75 Extra services included. Some 
shipments being booked at previously committed prices.
   CENTRAL DISTRICT CALIFORNIA---Shipments 0-0-0---Movement expected 
to increase seasonally. Most shippers expect to begin harvesting the 
week of March 19, 2018.Rain and cooler temperatures are expected in 
the growing region and could push harvesting back. FIRST REPORT.
---BEANS
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 49-58-59---Movement expected to 
remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices Machine Picked lower, 
Handpicked generally unchanged. Includes palletizing and precooling. 
Bushel cartons/crates Handpicked mostly 16.35-18.35. Machine Picked mostly 
8.85-10.85. Quality generally good.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 26-24-20---
Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late 
active. Prices slightly higher. 30 pound cartons Round Green type 
Handpicked mostly 18.00. Quality generally good.
   CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS---Imports 9*-6-9---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) 7.00-8.00. Quality variable.   *revised.
   COACHELLA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA---Harvest expected to begin the week of 
April 8. Quality expected to be generally good. FIRST REPORT
---BEETS
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZONA---
Crossings MX 9-7*-4---Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. 
Prices slightly higher. Cartons bunched Red type 12s mostly 8.45-10.55; 
ORGANIC Red type 12s mostly 9.95-10.45, 24s 15.95-16.95; Gold type mostly 
10.45-11.95, 24s 17.95-18.95. Quality generally good. *revised
---BROCCOLI
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 94-131-198---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices slightly lower. 20 
pound cartons loose Crown Cut Short Trim mostly 7.75-9.50. Quality 
variable.
   ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS---Shipments 50-56-65---
   SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA---Movement expected to increase 
seasonally above the 24 units shipped last week. Trading fairly slow. 
Prices cartons bunched 14s mostly 10.45-12.65, 18s mostly 10.95-13.15; 
20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut mostly 13.45-15.50. ORGANIC cartons 
bunched 14s 25.50-40.95; 20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut 28.50-29.55. 
Quality generally good.
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA, AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA---Movement 
expected to decrease slightly below the 20 units shipped last week. 
Trading early active, late moderate. Prices lower. Cartons bunched 14s 
mostly 10.05-12.65; 20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut mostly 14.00-14.95, 
Short Trim mostly 15.00-16.65. Quality generally good.
   SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA---Movement expected about the same as the 19 
units shipped last week. Trading early active, late fairly slow. Prices 
Crown Cut lower, bunched slightly lower. Cartons bunched 14s mostly 
12.00-14.00; 20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut mostly 12.75-16.45. Quality 
generally good.
   CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA---Harvest expected to begin the 
week of March 11. No F.O.B. report is expected to be issued due to supplies 
in too few hands. Unofficial prices will be annotated weekly on the National 
Shipping Point Trends report. FIRST REPORT
   CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA---Shipments 51-42-34---Movement expected 
to decrease slightly. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices Crown 
Cut slightly lower, bunched generally unchanged. Cartons bunched 14s 
mostly 12.45-14.56, 18s mostly 12.95-15.06; 20 pound cartons loose Crown 
Cut mostly 17.56-18.55. ORGANIC cartons bunched 14s 20.45-28.45; 20 pound 
cartons loose Crown Cut 25.95-30.45. Quality generally good.
---BRUSSELS SPROUTS
   SOUTH AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN 
CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS ARIZONA---Crossings MX 44-46*-41, Shipments CA 9-
9-9---Movement expected about the same. Trading early active, late fairly 
active. Prices generally unchanged. 25 pound cartons medium mostly 12.65-
15.55. Quality generally good. *revised 
---CABBAGE
   NORTH, CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 94-122-267---Movement 
expected to remain about the same due to the upcoming St. Patrick's Day. 
Most sales based on previous commitments with few some new sales. Trading 
active. Prices Round Green type slightly higher, others generally 
unchanged. 50 pound cartons Round Green type medium 12.00-13.00, Red type 
medium 16.00; 1 3/4 bushel cartons Savoy type medium 15.00-16.00. Quality 
generally good.
   LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS---Shipments 22-43-60---Movement 
expected to decrease slightly. Trading early fairly active, late 
moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 50 pound cartons medium Round Green 
type mostly 10.00-10.50, Red type mostly 15.00-16.00. ORGANIC 50 pound 
cartons medium Round Green type 18.00. 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 AZ 28-31-40, CA 7-10-12, Crossings MX 1-1-2---
Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower from 
market high on Tuesday, March 6. 50 pound cartons 18-24s Round Green type 
mostly 10.45-12.95, Red type mostly 15.00-17.95; ORGANIC Round Green type 
16.95-20.45, Red type 14.95-20.45. Quality generally good.
   WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW YORK---Shipments 31-34-34---Movement 
expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 
unchanged. 50 pound sacks large 7.00-8.50, bulk large cents per pound 
mostly .13-.14. Some shipments from pre-season contracts. Quality 
generally good.
   ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS---Shipments 25-30-32---
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Movement expected to increase slightly 
above the 13 units shipped last week. Trading Green fairly active at 
slightly lower prices, Red moderate. Prices Green slightly lower, Red 
lower. 50 pound cartons medium Round Green type 11.85-12.95, Red type 
15.95. Quality generally good.    
   SAN ANTONIO-WINTERGARDEN DISTRICT, TEXAS---Shipments 9-12-24---
Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late 
moderate. Prices slightly lower. 50 pound cartons medium Round Green type 
10.00, Red type 16.00. Quality generally good.
---CARROTS
   KERN DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 156-150-155---Movement expected 
about the same. Trading Jumbo and Baby Peeled fairly active at lower prices, 
others moderate. Prices lower. 48 1-pound film bags in sacks medium-large 
12.85-15.40, 50 pound sacks loose jumbo mostly 20.40-20.85, 25 pound sacks 
loose jumbo 10.00-10.85, carton 30 1-pound film bags Baby Peeled 18.00-
18.75. ORGANIC film bags in sacks medium-large 48 1-pound, 24 2-pound and 
10 5-pound mostly 18.00-21.00; cartons Baby Peeled 24 1-pound and 12 2-
pound film bags 16.00-20.50. Quality generally good.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 27-39*-38---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading active at lower prices. Prices lower. 
50 pound sacks loose jumbo mostly 15.00-17.00. Quality variable. *revised
   SOUTH GEORGIA---Shipments 16-14-17---Movement expected 
to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 
Sacks med-large 48 1-pound film bags, 24 2-pound film 
bags and 10 5-pound film bags 16.00; 50-pound sacks loose 
jumbo 18.00. Quality generally good.
---CAULIFLOWER
   ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS---Shipments 42-37-52---
   SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA---Movement expected to decrease slightly below 
the 30 units shipped last week. Trading early active, late moderate. 
Prices much lower. Cartons film wrapped White 12s mostly 20.00-25.00. 
Quality generally good.
   IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA---Movement expected to 
decrease slightly below the 11 units shipped last week. Trading fairly 
active at much lower prices. Prices much lower. Cartons film wrapped 
White 12s mostly 24.00-25.00. Quality generally good.
   SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA---Movement expected to increase 
seasonally above the 10 units shipped last week. Trading fairly slow. 
Prices cartons film wrapped White 12s mostly 22.45-26.65, 9s mostly 20.45-24.45, 
16s mostly 22.45-25.65; ORGANIC White 12s 40.50-42.95. Quality generally 
good.
   WESTERN ARIZONA---Shipments 48-34-35---Movement expected to decrease 
slightly. Trading early very active, late moderate. Prices 12s lower, 
others much lower. Cartons film wrapped White 12s mostly 28.45-30.45, 9s 
mostly 25.65-28.50, 16s mostly 26.45-28.50; ORGANIC White 12s 32.45-
42.95. Quality generally good.
---CELERY
   ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS---Shipments 164-156-165---
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Movement expected about the same as the 
131 units shipped last week. Trading moderate. Prices Hearts slightly 
lower, others generally unchanged. Cartons 2-3 dozen mostly 7.25-7.95; 
Hearts film bags 18s mostly 12.55-14.56. ORGANIC cartons 2-2 1/2 dozen 
18.66-24.85; Hearts film bags 18s 16.85-20.66. Quality generally good.
   IMPERIAL VALLEY, CALIFORNIA---Movement expected to decrease seasonally 
below the 9 units shipped last week as most shippers are finished for the 
season. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Quality 
generally good. Lighter shipments expected to continue through the end of 
March. LAST REPORT.
   COACHELLA VALLEY CALIFORNIA, WESTERN ARIZONA, MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH 
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZONA---Shipments AZ 78-92-91, CA 17-
18-23, Crossings MX 30-29*-29---Movement expected about the same. Trading 
moderate. Prices Hearts slightly higher, others generally unchanged. 
Cartons 2-2 1/2 mostly 7.25-8.95, 3 dozen mostly 7.25-8.65; Hearts film 
bags 18s mostly 14.45-15.55. ORGANIC cartons 2-2 1/2 dozen 14.45-20.95; 
Hearts film bags 18s 14.45-20.95. Quality generally good. *revised 
---CHINESE CABBAGE
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA, CENTRAL AND 
WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN 
LUIS, ARIZONA---Crossings MX 5-10*-11, Shipments AZ 2-2-2, CA 1-1-0**---
Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late 
moderate. Prices crates much lower, cartons generally unchanged. Nappa 
WGA crates mostly 14.45-17.95, 30 pound cartons mostly 11.50-12.55. 
Quality generally good. *revised **less than 50,000 pounds
---CORN
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 117-139-132---Movement expected 
to remain about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices slightly lower. 
Includes palletizing and precooling. Wire bound crates Yellow 4-4 1/2 
dozen 10.95-11.25, White 4-4 1/2 dozen 10.95-11.25, Bi- Color 4-4 1 /2 
dozen 10.95-11.25. Quality generally good.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 61-58-62---
Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late active. 
Prices much higher. Cartons 4-4 1/2 dozen White mostly 11.00, Yellow 
mostly 10.00. Quality variable.
   IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA---Harvest in Imperial Valley 
expected to begin the week of April 8, followed by Coachella Valley the 
week of April 15. Quality expected to be generally good. FIRST REPORT
---CUCUMBERS
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 246-227-258---
Movement expected about the same. Trading Persian and Long Seedless 
moderate, 36s and 24s active at lower prices, others active. Prices large 
higher, 36s and 24s lower, Persian slightly lower, others generally 
unchanged. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium mostly 20.95, fair quality mostly 
18.95, ordinary quality mostly 12.95; small mostly 14.95, large mostly 
18.95. Cartons 36s mostly 10.95, 24s mostly 8.95. Pickles bushel and 40-
45 pounds plastic containers 200-300s and 300-400s mostly 20.95, 150-200s 
mostly 16.95-18.95. Greenhouse Long Seedless cartons film wrapped 12s 
medium and small mostly 4.00; Persian 22 pound cartons small and small-
medium mostly 12.95, medium 8.95-10.95. Quality variable.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 112-101-107---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. 
Prices small slightly lower, others generally unchanged. 1 1/9 bushel 
cartons medium mostly 20.95-22.95, fair quality mostly 14.95-16.95, small 
mostly 14.95-16.95, large mostly 17.95-19.95. Quality variable. Many 
present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments.
   CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS---Imports 14*-27-40---Imports via boat from 
Honduras.  Movement expected to remain about the same.  PORTS OF ENTRY SOUTH 
FLORIDA.  Trading active. Prices cartons 24s lower; others slightly higher.  
1 1/9 bushel cartons medium mostly 24.00, fair quality mostly 20.00, cartons 
24s mostly 8.00-9.00.  Quality good. *revised.
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 0-1-4---Movement expected to 
increase as more shippers begin the spring season. Expect sufficient 
volume and number of shippers to resume the F.O.B. report in 4-7 days.
---EGGPLANT
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 49-52-56---
Movement expected about the same. Trading early active, late moderate. 
Prices generally unchanged. 1 bushel, 1 1/9 bushel and 1 1/6 bushel 
cartons wrapped 18s mostly 12.95, 24s mostly 10.95; fair quality 18s and 
24s 6.95-8.95. Quality and condition variable.
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 3-3-6---Movement expected to 
remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Includes 
palletizing and precooling. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium mostly 16.35, fair 
quality mostly 10.35. Quality generally good.
   COACHELLA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA---Harvest expected to begin the week of 
April 8. Quality expected to be generally good. FIRST REPORT
---ENDIVE-ESCAROLE
   SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 9-8-9 (Endive 4-3-4, Escarole 5-5-5) ---
Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate for fairly 
light supplies. Prices generally unchanged. Precooling included. Endive 1 
1/9 bushel cartons/crates 18s (include some 14s and 16s) 10.95; Carton 24s 
12.95. Escarole 1 1/9 bushel cartons/ crates 18s (include some 14s and 
16s) 10.95; Carton 24s 12.95. 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 AZ 1-2-2, CA 1-0-1, Crossings MX 0-0-0---
Movement expected about the same. Trading Escarole fairly active, Endive 
moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons 24s Endive mostly 7.45-
9.65, Escarole mostly 8.45-10.45. Quality generally good.
---GREENS
   SOUTH GEORGIA---Shipments 21-23-26---Movement expected 
to increase slightly. Trading moderate. Prices Mustard 
and Turnip Tops higher, others unchanged. Cartons bunched 
24s Collards and Kale 7.50 Mustard and Turnip Tops mostly 
8.50. 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 MX 10-13*-11, Shipments AZ 7-6-6, CA 0-1-0**---
Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons 
bunched 24s Kale green mostly 7.45-8.55; ORGANIC green mostly 12.45-
15.95, Lacinato (Tuscan) and red mostly 12.45-14.95. Quality generally 
good. *revised **less than 50,000 pounds
   LEXINGTON DISTRICT SOUTH CAROLINA---Shipments 13-13-16---Movement 
expected to increase.  Trading light.  Prices Tuesday, March 13, 2018 
compared to Tuesday, March 06, 2018 unchanged.  Cartons bunched Kale 
24s 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.00.  Cartons loose Turnip Tops 8.00-9.00 
mostly 8.00.  Cartons loose Mustard Curly 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.00.  
Various containers bunched Collard 6s 8.00.  Various containers loose 
Collard 8.00. Quality good.
   LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS---Shipments 6-5-7---Movement expected 
about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 
Cartons/crates bunched Collards, Kale, Mustard and Turnip Tops 24s 12.85-
15.85; ORGANIC Kale 24s 20.00. Quality generally good.
   ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS---Shipments 8-8-7---
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Movement expected about the same as the 
6 units shipped last week. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 
Cartons bunched 24s Kale green mostly 7.95-8.95. Quality generally good.
---LETTUCE, ICEBERG
   WESTERN ARIZONA---Shipments 333-340-359---Movement expected to 
decrease slightly. Trading early active, late fairly active. Prices 24s 
higher, 30s slightly higher. Cartons 24s film lined mostly 18.55-20.55, 
24s filmwrapped mostly 19.55-21.55, 30s filmwrapped mostly 14.50-16.65. 
ORGANIC cartons 24s filmwrapped 16.45-23.95, 12s filmwrapped 12.45-14.95. 
Quality variable.
   ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS---Shipments 71-61-53---
   IMPERIAL VALLEY, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 60-58-49---Movement expected 
about the same. Trading early very active, late active. Prices slightly 
higher. Cartons 24s film lined mostly 17.65-19.25, filmwrapped mostly 
18.65-20.25. Quality generally good.
---LETTUCE, ROMAINE
   WESTERN ARIZONA---Shipments 372-395-391---Movement expected about the 
same. Trading early very active, late active. Prices higher. Cartons 24s 
mostly 23.45-25.55; Hearts 12 3-count packages mostly 27.45-28.65, 48s 
film lined mostly 28.50-29.55. ORGANIC cartons 24s 21.50-21.95; Hearts 12 
3-count packages 22.45-26.45. Quality variable.
   ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS---Shipments 60-75-52---
   IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA---Movement expected about 
the same as the 39 units shipped last week. Trading early active, late 
moderate. Prices Hearts 12 3-count generally unchanged, others slightly 
higher. Cartons 24s mostly 24.00-25.65; Hearts 12 3-count packages mostly 
24.00-26.65, 48s film lined mostly 26.25-28.65. Quality generally good.
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Movement expected to increase above the 
9 units shipped last week. Trading active. Prices slightly higher. 
Cartons 24s 16.85-18.95. Quality generally good.
   SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA---Harvest expected to begin the week 
of March 25. Quality expected to be generally good. FIRST REPORT
---LETTUCE, OTHER
   WESTERN ARIZONA---Shipments 66-68-69---Movement expected about the 
same. Trading Green Leaf fairly active, others moderate. Prices Green 
Leaf slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Cartons 24s Green Leaf 
mostly 15.45-16.65, Red Leaf mostly 7.50-8.55, Boston mostly 8.45-9.50. 
ORGANIC cartons 24s Green Leaf 14.45-19.95, Red Leaf 14.45-20.95. Quality 
generally good.
   ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS---Shipments 12-14-14---
   IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA---Movement expected about 
the same as the 10 units shipped last week. Trading early active, late 
fairly active. Prices Green Leaf slightly higher, others generally 
unchanged. Cartons 24s Green Leaf mostly 16.00-18.95, Red Leaf mostly 
12.00-12.95, Boston 10.55-12.25. Quality generally good.
  OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Movement expected to increase slightly 
above the 3 units shipped last week. Trading Green Leaf fairly active, 
Red Leaf moderate. Prices cartons 24s Green Leaf 13.95-14.85, Red Leaf 
8.85-10.95. Quality generally good.
   SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA---Harvest expected to begin the week 
of March 25. Quality expected to be generally good. FIRST REPORT
---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 MX 9-11*-10, Shipments AZ 1-1-1, CA 0-0-0**---
Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly 
slow. Prices generally unchanged. Bok Choy WGA crates mostly 12.45-14.50, 
30 pound cartons mostly 7.55-9.65. Quality generally good. *revised 
**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 MX 14-13-13, Shipments AZ 8-7-8, CA 1-0-0**---
Movement expected about the same. Trading Cilantro moderate, Anise 
active. Prices Cilantro lower, Anise generally unchanged. Cilantro 
cartons bunched 60s mostly 12.45-16.65, 30s mostly 9.45-13.45; ORGANIC 
30s 14.45-16.95. Anise cartons 24s mostly 16.45-17.45; ORGANIC 12s 15.95-
19.95. Quality generally good. **less than 50,000 pounds
   ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS---Shipments 11-9-11---
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Movement expected about the same as the 
8 units shipped last week. Trading active at slightly lower prices. 
Prices slightly lower. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s 11.95-16.95, 30s 
9.95. Quality variable.    
   LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS---Shipments 5-7-7---Movement expected 
about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cilantro 
cartons bunched 60s 12.85-13.85. Quality generally good.
---MISCELLANEOUS TROPICALS
   CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS---Imports 50*-33*-16---Imports from Costa 
Rica, Nicaragua, and Brazil. Movement expected to remain about the same. 
Ports of Entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices Malanga Blanca and 
Yellow yams (Name) higher; Calabaza, Chayote cartons 40 pounds and Dasheen 
(Coco Islena) lower; others generally unchanged.  Calabaza 50 pound sacks 
mostly 8.00-11.00; Chayote 40 pound cartons mostly, 18.00-20.00; 20 pound 
cartons 10.00-12.00. Ginger Root 30 pound cartons from Costa Rica 22.00-
26.00; Malanga 40 pound cartons Blanca (large) mostly 21.00-25.00; Lila 
(large) mostly 20.00-24.00; Taro 40 pound cartons Eddoes mostly 22.00; 40 
pound cartons Dasheen (Coco Islena)13.00-16.00; Yams (Name) 45 pound cartons 
Yellow mostly 42.00-44.00; 50 pound cartons White mostly 22.00-24.00; Yucca 
(Cassava) 37 pound cartons mostly 14.00-16.00. Quality good.  *revised.
   CARIBBEAN IMPORTS---Imports 2-7*-1---Imports from the Dominican Republic. 
Movement expected to increase. PORTS OF ENTRY SOUTH FLORIDA. Trading 
moderate. Prices unchanged. Coconut 65-70 pound sacks 40s 23.00-26.00. 
Quality good.  *revised.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---TOMATILLOS---Crossings 21-23*-33---
Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices slightly higher. 
1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates mostly 14.00-16.00. Quality variable. 
*revised 
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES---TOMATILLOS---Crossings 7-7-11---
Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late 
moderate. Prices higher. 40 pound containers per pound mostly .30. 
Quality generally good.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---CHAYOTE---Crossing 10-8-6---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 40 
pound cartons mostly 12.00-14.00. Quality variable.   
---OKRA
   CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS---Imports 6*-1-4---Imports via boat from 
Honduras and Nicaragua.  Movement expected to remain about the same.  
PORTS OF ENTRY SOUTH FLORIDA.  Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 1/2 
bushel crates medium-large 14.00; Indian type mostly 14.00. Quality 
generally good.  *revised.
---ONIONS, GREEN
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZONA---
Crossings MX 79-81*-75---Movement expected about the same. Trading Leeks 
moderate, others fairly light. Prices medium slightly lower, Iceless 
generally unchanged, others slightly higher. Cartons bunched 48s medium 
mostly 6.45-7.95, small mostly 6.45-6.95; Leeks 12s mostly 10.45-12.75; 
ICELESS 2 film bags, 24 bunches per bag and 4 film bags, 12 bunches per 
bag mostly 8.45-9.95. ORGANIC cartons bunched 48s medium 15.95-18.45; 
Leeks cartons 12s 22.45-26.45. Quality and condition variable. *revised 
   LEXINGTON DISTRICT SOUTH CAROLINA---Shipments 02-02-02---Movement 
expected to increase.  Trading very light.  Prices Tuesday, March 13, 
2018 compared to Tuesday, March 06, 2018 unchanged.  Cartons/crates 
bunched 48s 12.00. 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 MX 6-6-6, Shipments AZ 2-2-2, CA 1-1-0**---
Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices slightly 
lower. Cartons bunched 60s Curly mostly 7.45-8.65, Plain mostly 7.45-
9.65. ORGANIC cartons bunched 30s Curly mostly 10.45-12.95, Plain mostly 
11.85-12.95. Quality generally good. **less than 50,000 pounds
   ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS---Shipments 4-4-4---
   OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Movement expected about the same as the 
3 units shipped last week. Trading moderate. Prices slightly higher. 
Cartons bunched 60s Curly 8.95-9.95, Plain 7.95-9.95. Quality generally 
good.
---PEAS, GREEN
    GUATEMALA IMPORTS---Imports 2*-3*-1---Imports via boat and air 
From Guatemala. Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate.  
Prices higher. 10 pounds cartons Snow Peas mostly 9.50-10.50, Sugar Snap peas 
12.00-13.00. Quality variable.  *revised.
---PEPPERS, BELL TYPE
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 271-277-259 
(Field Grown 229-240-221, Greenhouse 42-37-38)---Movement expected about 
the same. Trading Yellow moderate, others active. Prices 15 pound Red 
higher, others generally unchanged. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo and 
extra large mostly 12.95, large mostly 10.95, medium 6.95-7.95; fair 
quality large 6.95-7.95, medium mostly 5.95, irregular size fair 
quality mostly 6.95; Place Pack Green extra large mostly 16.95, large 
mostly 14.95; Red irregular size fair quality 18.95-20.95. 15 pound 
cartons Red extra large mostly 14.95, large mostly 12.95. GREENHOUSE 11 
pound cartons Red and Orange extra large mostly 14.95, large mostly 
12.95, Yellow extra large mostly 10.95, large mostly 8.95. Quality 
variable.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 98-98-102---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices generally 
unchanged. GREENHOUSE 11 pound cartons Red jumbo and extra large mostly 
10.00-12.00, large 8.00-10.95; Yellow and Orange jumbo and extra large 
mostly 9.50-10.95, large mostly 9.00-10.00. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Red 
irregular size fair quality 14.50-16.95, Yellow irregular size fair 
quality 10.75-12.75; Green jumbo and extra large mostly 9.95-10.95, large 
6.95-8.95, medium 5.95-7.95. Quality generally good.   
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 58-98-87---Movement expected to 
remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices extra large generally 
unchanged, others lower. Includes palletizing and precooling.  1 1/9 
bushel cartons Green jumbo and extra large mostly 12.35, large mostly 
8.35-9.35, medium and irregular size fair quality mostly 6.35. Quality 
generally good.
   COACHELLA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA---Harvest expected to begin the week of 
March 18. Quality expected to be generally good.
---PEPPERS, OTHER
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 82-73-75---
Movement expected about the same. Trading early active, late moderate.  
Prices Yellow Chile lower, others generally unchanged. 1 1/9 bushel 
cartons per pound large Anaheim and Poblano mostly .40, Yellow Chile .40-
.45, Jalapeno mostly .25, Serrano mostly .35. Quality variable.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---MIXED MINI SWEET---
Crossings 25-17-19---Movement expected about the same. Trading early     
fairly active, late moderate. Prices generally unchanged. GREENHOUSE and 
FIELD GROWN cartons 12 1-pound film bags Mixed Mini Sweet types mostly 
8.95; ORGANIC 9.95-20.95. Quality generally good.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 65-60-71---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading Poblano and Serrano active at slightly lower 
prices, others active. Prices Poblano and Serrano slightly lower, others 
generally unchanged. 1 1/9 bushel cartons and crates Jalapeno mostly 
9.00-11.00, Anaheim mostly 13.50-15.00, Poblano and Serrano mostly 12.00-
14.00. 8 pound cartons Habanero 10.00-12.00. Quality variable.   
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 2-4-2---Movement expected to 
remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices Cubanelles generally 
unchanged, others lower. Includes palletizing and precooling. 1/2 bushel 
cartons Hungarian Wax mostly 5.85-7.85. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Cubanelles 
mostly 12.35-14.35, Jalapeno mostly 16.35-16.85. Quality generally good.
---RADISHES
   OXNARD DISTRICT CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH CALIFORNIA AND 
SAN LUIS, ARIZONA---Crossings MX 19-20*-15, Shipments CA 6-7-7---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading active. Prices slightly higher. Cartons 
Red bunched 24s mostly 12.45-13.45, 48s mostly 15.15-16.45. Quality 
generally good. *revised 
   SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 7-8-9---Movement expected to remain about the 
same. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. Precooling 
included. Carton topped 30-6 ounce film bags Red 8.45-8.95. Carton topped 
14 1-pound film bags Red 8.95-9.45. 40 pound film bags topped Red 18.95-
19.95. Quality generally good.
---RHUBARB
   OREGON/WASHINGTON COAST---Shipments 0-0-0*---Movement of Washington 
grown Rhubarb expected about the same as the 1,550 cartons shipped the 
week of March 4. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. 
Greenhouse Grown 15 pound cartons Washington Extra Fancy 38.00-40.00. 
Includes palletizing and cooling, consolidation charges extra. *less than 
50,000 pounds.
---SPINACH
   IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIFORNIA, CENTRAL AND 
WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN 
LUIS, ARIZONA---Shipments AZ 45-52-44, CA 5-6-5, Crossings MX 3-5-3---
Movement expected about the same. Trading early active, late fairly slow. 
Prices slightly lower. Cartons bunched Flat 24s mostly 12.45-15.65; 
ORGANIC mostly 16.95. Quality generally good.
---SQUASH
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 136-158-168---
Movement expected about the same. Trading active at slightly lower 
prices. Prices slightly lower. 4/7 bushel cartons Zucchini small and 
small-medium mostly 20.95, medium mostly 18.95; Yellow Straightneck small 
and small-medium 20.95-22.95, medium 18.95-20.95; Grey small and small-
medium mostly 10.95, medium mostly 8.95. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium-
large Zucchini and Yellow Straightneck 14.95-16.95. Quality and condition 
variable.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 67-68-71---
Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices Butternut and 
Kabocha higher, others generally unchanged. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Acorn 
small mostly 8.95, medium mostly 12.95-14.95, large mostly 14.95; 
Butternut small mostly 10.95, medium mostly 14.95, large mostly 16.95, 
extra large mostly 10.95; Spaghetti medium 8.95-10.95, large mostly 
10.95-12.95; Kabocha medium and large mostly 10.95. Quality and condition 
variable.
   CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA---Shipments 23-25-27 (includes Organic 1-1-
1)---Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. 
Prices Zucchini lower, others generally unchanged. Includes palletizing 
and precooling. 1/2 bushel cartons Zucchini small mostly 20.35, medium 
mostly 18.35; Yellow Straightneck small mostly 20.35, medium mostly 18.35. 
3/4 bushel cartons Yellow Crookneck small 20.35, medium mostly 16.35. 
Quality generally good. 
---SWEET POTATOES
   EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA---Shipments 148-139*-109---Movement expected 
to begin increasing in anticipation of Easter holiday ads.  Trading 
moderate.  Prices unchanged.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 
12.00-15.00, U.S. No. 1 Petite 10.00-14.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00, 
No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-10.00.  *revised.
   ATWATER, LIVINGSTON DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA---Shipments 
21-22-25---Movement expected to slightly increase. 
Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 40-pound cartons 
Orange U.S. Number One mostly 18.00-20.00, No Grade Marks 
medium mostly 11.00-14.00, jumbo 13.00-15.00; Red Types 
U.S. Number One mostly 18.00-20.00, No Grade Marks medium 
mostly 11.00-14.00, jumbo 12.00-14.00; White Types U.S. 
Number One mostly 26.00-28.00, No Grade Marks medium 
10.00-12.00 jumbo 10.00-12.00; Japanese Types U.S. number 
One 24.00-28.00 No Grade Marks medium 20.00-24.00 jumbo 
20.00-22.00. ORGANIC U.S. Number One Orange and Red Types 
31.00-33.00 White Types 33.50-34.00 Japanese Types 40.50-
42.00. Quality generally good.      
   MISSISSIPPI---Shipments 15-18-17---Movement expected 
to increase slightly. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 
40-pound cartons Orange Types U.S. Number One 14.00-
17.00, U.S. Number Two and No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-
10.00. Mostly Beauregard variety. Quality generally good.
   LOUISIANA---Shipments 8-9-8---Movement expected to 
increase slightly. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 
40-pound cartons Orange Types U.S. Number One mostly 
15.00-17.00, U.S. Number Two and No Grade Marks jumbo 
8.00-10.00. Quality generally good.
---TOMATOES
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 241-220-220 (Adapted 
Environment 180-163-163, Open Field 52-41-41, Controlled Environment 9-
16-16) ---Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly active. Prices 
much higher. ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT and OPEN FIELD Vine Ripes cartons 2 
layer 4x4-4x5s mostly 13.95-15.95, 5x5-5x6s mostly 10.95-12.95; 25 pound 
cartons loose 4x4-4x5 sizes mostly 12.95-14.95, 5x5-5x6 sizes mostly 
8.95-10.95. Quality generally good. Many present shipments from prior 
bookings and/or previous commitments. 
   FLORIDA CENTRAL---Shipments 181-198-206---Movement expected to 
increase. Trading fairly active. Prices higher. Extra services 
included.(Prices from Wednesday, March 7, 2018) 25 pound cartons loose 
Mature Greens 85% U.S. One or Better 5x6 size 13.95, 6x6 size 11.95, 6x7 
size 11.95. Quality generally good.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 167-146-159 
(Adapted Environment 150-132-141, Open Field 17-14-18)---Movement 
expected about the same. Trading active. Prices much higher. OPEN FIELD 
and ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT cartons 2 layer Vine Ripes 4x4-4x5s mostly 10.95, 
5x5-5x6s mostly 8.95; 25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes 4x4-4x5 sizes 
8.95-10.95, 5x5-5x6 sizes 8.95-9.95. ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT flats 1 layer 
Vine Ripes 22-28s 8.95-10.95, 30-35s 7.95-8.95. Quality generally good.
   VARIOUS US SHIPPING POINTS---Greenhouse 20-13*-8---No prices
reported. *revised.
---TOMATOES, CHERRY
   FLORIDA CENTRAL---Shipments 6-6-5---Movement expected to remain about 
the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices slightly higher. Extra services 
included. Flats 12 1-pint baskets with lids 9.95. Quality generally good.
---TOMATOES, GRAPE TYPE
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 35-34-37 (Open 
Field 25-25-26, Adapted Environment 10-9-11) ---Movement expected about the 
same. Trading early fairly active, late active. Prices much higher. OPEN 
FIELD and ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT flats 12 1-pint containers with lids 
medium-large 7.95-9.95; 20 pound cartons loose medium-large 14.95-16.95. 
Quality generally good.
   FLORIDA CENTRAL---Shipments 23-23-22 Organic (2-2-2) ---Movement 
expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Includes 
palletizing and cooling. Flats 12 1 pint containers with lids 10.95. 20 
pound cartons loose 19.95. Organic Flats 12 1 pint containers with lids 
15.95. Quality generally good.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 7-4-6---Movement expected 
to increase. Trading fairly active. Prices much higher. ADAPTED 
ENVIRONMENT and OPEN FIELD flats 12 1-pint containers with lids medium-
large mostly 7.95-9.95; 20 pound cartons loose medium-large mostly 9.35-
11.95. Quality generally good.
---TOMATOES, PLUM TYPE
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZONA---Crossings 161-122-159 
(Open Field 112-77-106, Adapted Environment 49-45-53)---Movement expected 
about the same. Trading active. Prices much higher. OPEN FIELD and 
ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT 25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large mostly 14.95, 
large mostly 12.95, medium 10.95. Quality generally good.
   MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS---Crossings 97-78-77 (Adapted 
Environment 76-61-59, Open Field 19-15-16, Controlled Environment 2-2-2)-
--Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly active. Prices much 
higher. ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT and OPEN FIELD 25 pound cartons loose Roma 
extra large mostly 13.95-15.95, large mostly 12.95-14.95, medium mostly 
11.95-13.95. Quality variable.   
   FLORIDA CENTRAL---Shipments 47-45-54---Movement expected to increase. 
Trading active. Prices higher. Extra services included. 25 pound cartons 
loose extra large 15.95, large 14.95, medium 13.95. Quality generally 
good.