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January 12, 2017
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Apples
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Apples
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  • Overall, movement has been steady.  Large Fuji are tight due to Chinese New Year. 
  • With most varieties peaking smaller this season look for premium prices on the larger fruit in general.  Quality has been good on all varieties.
Onions
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Onions
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  • Onion movement is good.  Higher demand on Jumbo Yellows in most states.   
  • Some weakness can be seen on Medium Yellows along with Jumbo Reds. 
  • Given the shortness of this crop the market should be rising.
  • However, the higher cost and shortness of transportation is one factor holding prices in check......for now.  Quality and condition are outstanding.
Pears
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Pears
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  • Demand for pears continues. NW pear 100's/smaller are tough to find. Condition is good on all varieties.
  • Bartlett, D'Anjou, Bosc, Seckel, Comice and various Red Pears are available. Pricing continues to be on the stronger side.
  • Lower grades have also been tight for 100's/smaller and will become tighter.
Colored Potatoes
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Colored Potatoes
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  • Mt. Vernon District:  White potatoes are in few hands.   Look to California for whites. 
  • Red and yellows are being harvested as well.   Yellow and Red Fingerlings are available in Mt Vernon. Quality and color is excellent.
  • Eastern WA colored potatoes-Reds and yellows are available. Prices are more attractive. Supply, color and quality are good.
Potatoes
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Potatoes
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  • Demand and prices are remaining fairly steady with an underlying strength, dependent on what state and the size profile and truck availability.   
  • Cartons in WA/OR have gone up a bit while Idaho remains steady to slightly lower. 
  • Bale prices have come off somewhat since the holiday pull is over.  Burbanks are demanding a bit higher FOB especially on larger sizes. 
  • The opposite is true for Norkotahs.  Organic Russets are available. Transportation prices are increasing overall with trucks being very tight in supply.
Salinas
Berries
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Berries
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  • Strawberries - Cooler weather in California and Florida has slowed down production.

  • Central Mexico is main production area with steady supplies and quality of fruit is good.

  • Raspberries - Central Mexico main production area, Oxnard is down due to cooler weather and rain.

  • Blackberries - Due to varietal changes; production has been lighter then normal from Central Mexico and cooler weather in California.

  • Blueberries - Central Mexico is main production area with lighter production from California due to cooler weather.

  • Chile fruit in behind due to rain and will be for the next 3 weeks.

Broccoli
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Broccoli
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    • With better supplies of both bunched and crowns, the market gently corrected downward.

    • A little rain in the middle of last week and moderate temperatures should bring on even more supplies.

    • The market is still above seasonal norms, but should continue to ease off. Quality remains good to very good.

Cauliflower
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Cauliflower
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  • Quality and condition are good. Growers are saying better supplies through the week.
  • Markets should stay lower into next week. Look for deals on 9's and 16's.
Celery
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Celery
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  • Supplies are steady this week. Demand is fair. FOB’s are slightly lower on all packs depending on shipping area. Quality is good.
Iceberg Lettuce
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Iceberg Lettuce
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  • Lettuce market is still flat. Cold weather throughout the country along with transportation issues are keeping things in check.
  • This week, expect more of the same.
Leaf Lettuces
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Leaf Lettuces
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    • Moderate supplies into next week with a steady market. Quality and condition has some clear blister and peel, quality is so so at best.

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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Avocado
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  • Mexico supplies are looking good at this time and with volume expected to pickup slightly over next week.   
  • Market is steady with brisk business. Fruit is peaking 48/60 with large sizes on the short side. 
  • Maturity is nice with fairly even ripening. California Hass early crop is going with light numbers on 60's and larger.
  • Expect supplies out of this area not to get strong until mid to late February. The crop volume estimate was looking good.
  • HOWEVER, with the Southern Calif wild fires in the prime growing areas will change this. 
  • Early reports are already in for substantial grove damage in these areas.
Carrots
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Carrots
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  • Processed supplies are steady and moving well. 
  • Continue with issues on Rainbow supplies which are very light and will remain this way until late Nov.  
  • Conventional shippers are struggling to get those Jumbo sizes; so the market is climbing. 
  • Shippers are starting to prorate orders to aid in getting everyone a little something... as well as increasing the market to slow movement.
Grapes
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Grapes
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  • Very light numbers of domestic Grapes and for the most part sketchy quality.  Demand exceeds.   
  • We will continue to have domestic Red Institutional grapes until late January.
  • Chile season is here and supplies are moving fast (quality here is night and day to the remaining domestic). 
  • Most of arrivals so far have been Green seedless although starting to see Reds now as well. 
  • Look for this pipe line to fill up over next two weeks.  Currently the market is strong and selling out. 
  • Quality is looking good with mostly med-large berries and good color available to load out of Long Beach area.  Market will start strong but adjust down.
Lemons
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Lemons
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  • District 1, Central Calif. had light picks this last week as had a few rain storms come through. 
  • This limited amount of fruit available to pack and ship. 
  • Fruit continues to peaking fancy-- 140's and larger.   This is causing a scramble for small fruit-- 165's and smaller-- demand exceeds here.   
  • Market is up across the board all sizes and grades. 
  • District 2 (Ventura) is the area of So Calif is working to recover from the fires and now the mud slide effects from the rain on burned out slopes. 
  • District 2 supplies and quality are still not known... we are hoping losses will be minimal.
  • Meyer Lemons are harvesting.  Look for supplies are plentiful and we are your place to be in Fresno to set up AD programs.
Melons Cantaloupe/Honeydew
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Melons Cantaloupe/Honeydew
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  • Cantaloupe market continues steady. 
  • Guatemala/Honduras are the main suppliers at this time with run of sizes though still a little light on small fruit.   
  • Quality and condition are looking good with the fruit eating well.
  • Honeydew market is steady.   Most west coast supplies continue to come up from Mexico. 
  • Look for offshore numbers to improve over next 10 days. Quality is looking very nice and good run of sizes.
Oranges
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Oranges
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  • Navels pick/packing was light this last week due to weather.  Supplies were light across the board with lots of interest.   

  • What is available is packing very clean (80% fancy / 20% choice).   

  • Sizing is peaking 72/88/56.  Color is nice and the fruit is eating well.   Market is sporadic with prices increasing on smaller sizes. 

  • Cold wet weather is expected again next week which could continue to limit supplies.

  • Cara Cara are off to a strong start with sizing peaking 88/72's limited on small fruit.  Color is looking nice and will continue to improve. 

  • Pack outs are clean and heavy to fancy fruit.  Available in half & full cartons as well as bags (to order). 

Potatoes
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Potatoes
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    • California New Potatoes are starting back slowly out of Bakersfield area.
    • Whites are demand exceeds supplies at this time and as such that market is very strong. 
    • Reds and Yellow supplies are improving the market is steady.

 

Specialty Citrus
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Specialty Citrus
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  • TX Ruby Grapefruit available in light numbers with excellent color.   Sizing this year is peaking 40's with lite supplies of 56's. 
  • Market expected to staying up. With decent rains in central Calif Jan 8/9th picking on citrus was extremely light to non-existent last week. 
  • As a result most specialties are demand exceeds.
  • Mandarins are peaking on jumbo sizes but we also have med/ lrg.  Color is nice.  Fruit can be packed up for you in 25# bulk/ bags and 4x5#.
  • Clementine are winding up moving into Murcotts.  Supplies have been very light with lots of retailers looking to fill needs. 
  • Pummelos sizing 10/12/14's with strong demand. Look for this item to finish over next 14-21 days.  
  • Supplies are cleaning up fast as they are packing market is increasing with heavy Lunar New Year pulls.  
  • Minneolas are harvesting lightly out of Coachella/Desert area.
  • They will remain this way until late January when crop moves north into Central Valley. 
  • Market expected to stay strong.  Look for central Calif to start harvesting this item over next 7 days.
  • Sizing out of this district expected to peak 80/100's.
  • Blood Oranges are available with sizes peaking 88/72's.  Color is looking very nice.  Market is strong and can be packed to order in full cartons.
Stone Fruit
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Stone Fruit
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  • We have good supplies and various packs of Arils (Pomegranate seeds) for your eating pleasure. 
  • We will have fresh domestic fruit for packing through March.
  • New crop Imports Peach/ Nectarines/Red Plum/Apricots are all available full pallet quantities out of LA area.
Watermelon
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Watermelon
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  • Watermelon supplies improving with Central American fruit hitting the east coast and southern Mexico getting into better production for the west coast. 
  • We expect to see some good drops in the market prices.  Quality and maturity are improved.
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Kiwi
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  • Calif Kiwi supplies are looking good... market is slowly adjusting with fairly good supplies. This fruit is hard; so be prepared.  
  • All sizes and packs are now available.
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Cabbage
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Cabbage
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  • Limited supplies from GA and FL.  Prices are higher.
Corn
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Corn
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  • Good supplies from Florida. Quality is generally good. Prices are higher.

Eggplant
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Eggplant
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  • Good supplies from Florida. Quality is generally good. Prices are slightly higher.
Green Beans
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Green Beans
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  • Light supplies. Prices are lower. Quality is good overall.
Green Bell Pepper
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Green Bell Pepper
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  • Good supplies from Florida. Lower prices. Variable quality due to cold weather.
Sweet Potatoes
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Sweet Potatoes
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  • Quality is generally good. Moderate supplies.
Yellow Squash and Zucchini
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Yellow Squash and Zucchini
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  • Good supplies from Florida.  Prices are unchanged. Quality is generally good.
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Cucumbers
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Cucumbers
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  • Cucumbers are up this week; supplies have tightened. Product is crossing through Nogales.
  • English and mini cucumbers have also moved up because supplies have also tightened.
Beef Steak Tomatoes
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Beef Steak Tomatoes
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  • Supplies are improving there are a few more single layers and TOV available.  Product is crossing through Nogales.
Grape Tomatoes
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Grape Tomatoes
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  • Grape tomato prices are down this week and supplies are better.  Product is crossing through Nogales. 
  • Cherry tomato prices are steady not too much has changed. 
Roma Tomatoes
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Roma Tomatoes
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  • Roma prices are down a little this week, supplies are improving  Supplies are also available in McAllen. 
  • Round tomato prices are also improving; prices are starting to adjust down.
Peppers
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Peppers
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  • Green Peppers prices are heading up again.  Supplies have tightened up and product is available in Nogales.
  • Supplies of red and yellow peppers have started to improve. 
  • The prices for these items are starting to adjust down. Red, Yellow and Orange supplies crossing through Nogales.
McAllen
Chili Peppers
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Chili Peppers
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  • Steady supplies on Serrano, Poblano and Jalapenos, more supplies on Anaheim as well.
  • More supplies expected next week with lower prices. Demand is fair.
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Lime
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  • Low supplies on all sizes. Overall, lower market is trending to go up. Demand good overall, light supplies 110's and 150's. Wide range in quality.
  • Supplies expected to get even lower.
Mango
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Mango
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  • Some Brazilian supplies are still available. Good quality overall with fair prices. No Mexican Supplies as were to start earlier this year.  
Melons
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Melons
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  • No Mexican Melons available.
Mexican Avocado
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Mexican Avocado
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  • There are plentiful supplies except on the big fruit which has more of a demand.
Mexican Onions
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Mexican Onions
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  • Some White Mexican onions available now, and reds as well.  Market steady volume expected to increase by next month.
Pineapple
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Pineapple
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  • Mexican Pineapple prices steady overall and are expected to hold. Less supplies expected due to the cold weather. Good quality overall.
  • The price can't go up due to off shore pineapple coming in large amounts.
Watermelons
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Subject    1/19/2018 - - Watermelons
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  • Mexican watermelons are coming into AZ. Light supplies on seedless through Texas. Market is still high and stable with a wide range of quality.
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