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April 13, 2018
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Apples
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Apples
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  • Movement continues to be very steady for the most segments of the industry. Large varietal supplies are demanding bigger money.
  • There's various deals as shippers continue to move product to keep inventories moving. Quality is good overall.
Onions
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Onions
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  • Market continues ACTIVE on Medium size Yellows.  Many shippers are getting close to the end in WA and Idaho.   Many set to finish Mid to late April. 
  • This could push prices UP before the end of the deal.  There will be a handful of storage onions available in WA into June. 
  • Winter over and Walla Walla Sweets should be available late June.   
  • Mexico continues to cross good quality onions at LOW prices on ALL colors. Texas is on track with New crop onions with volume by May.
  • Southern California by the 1st week of May. Super colossal and colossal onions are somewhat tight in WA however, Idaho has them available.
  • Quality and condition are outstanding.
Pears
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Pears
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  • Pear movement continues to be steady. Anjou 100's/smaller are tight still. Anjou 90's/larger are more available & where packers are peaking on size.
  • Even with the peak on larger sizes, market continues to be strong. Bosc are winding down & have become fairly tight.
  • There are still Red Anjou available.
Colored Potatoes
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Colored Potatoes
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  • Mt. Vernon District finished. Fingerlings are finished as well. We are also finished with colored potatoes in Eastern WA.
  • Southern California has some supplies of all colors. Some Fingerlings available in CA as well - limited supplies.
Potatoes
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Potatoes
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  • Market is still VERY ACTIVE! Look for large sizes to sell at Premium & will continue until the end of season.
  • Small end should stay steady for the short term.
  • Several shippers now are running lighter schedules in WA to make supplies last into spring.
  • Keep in mind this deal has the potential to finish short this season.
  • Bale prices remain unchanged. Burbanks are demanding a bit higher FOB especially on larger sizes. The opposite is true for Norkotahs.
  • Organic Russets are finished. Transportation has become a bit easier.
Salinas
Berries
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Berries
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    • Strawberries - Production down due to rain in Salinas last weekend- 2 plus inches. Growers are stripping for the next few days.
    • Oxnard and Santa Maria main areas. warmer weather the next couple of days will help. Slight chance of rain beginning next week.
    • Raspberries - Rain and cold weather has slowed production down everywhere.
    • Blackberries - Volume is down due to poor weather in Mexico and production slow in California.
    • Blueberries - Volume still on the up swing, Florida increasing weekly.
Broccoli
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Broccoli
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    • Both demand and supplies have stayed pretty steady keeping prices steady.

    • There seems to be a little better feel as the week goes on, with supplies tightening up a little in both Salinas and Santa Maria.

    • Overall, quality is very good.

Cauliflower
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Cauliflower
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  • Quality and condition has been nice. Demand is steady. Yuma is done with Santa Maria and Salinas going strong. 
  • Markets will be steady through the week.
Celery
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Celery
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  • Celery market is steady with a few deals in Yuma. Oxnard is picking up in volume and should be the main shipping point soon.
  • Expect fair quality with steady pricing.
Iceberg Lettuce
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Iceberg Lettuce
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  • Lettuce market has some life after a few days for rain last week. It's not going crazy, but it is off the floor.
  • This week, expect market to settle into a good spot and remain there.
         
Leaf Lettuces
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Leaf Lettuces
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  • Leaf is in all areas and seems to be plentiful. As leaf moves forward please look for pricing to come down and quality to improve.  
  • Same thing applies to this week. Leaf looks steady.
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Avocado
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Avocado
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  • Mexico supplies expected to improve next week and continue peaking 48/60/70/40.   36's and larger fruit still remains tight. 
  • Market remains steady to slightly stronger with brisk business.   Maturity is nice with even ripening. 
  • We are starting to see slightly less supplies cross as Mexico season starts to taper off....looking to finish up this area in early June.
  • Supplies of small fruit (70/84) and #2 fruit crossing at this time... looking to move volume here. 
  • California Hass is picking up volume.  The recent weather is helping this crop size up slightly. 
  • Fruit is firm and taking a bit longer to turn than MX but still eating great. The crop volume is looking good for summer demand at this time. 
  • Sizing profile at this time is 48's and smaller.  Like Mexico; large fruit is scarce and will stay this way for the foreseeable future.
  • Peru is expected to start arriving to the US in late May and go through the summer.
Carrots
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Carrots
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  • Processed Carrot supplies are steady and moving well with both regular Orange color and Rainbow color supplies. 
  • However, Conventional Carrots are in good demand and market remains up on Jumbo/Cello/Clip Tops.
  • Be sure to book early to get the packs and sizes you need.
Grapes
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Grapes
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  • Starting to see a wind up on Chilean Grapes and markets are getting active based on quality. 
  • This is especially the case on Green Grapes supplies which are on the light side and some lots are showing color. 
  • Crimsons and other Red varieties are doing fairly good with supplies but look for this to turn around the end of next week.   
  • Globes and Blacks are on the light side at this time as well as supplies wind down.
  • Berry size is peaking Large to Extra Large. Loading in LA area as well as consolidation to Central Calif as needed.
Lemons
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Lemons
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  • Lemons are going strong at this time with all sizes and grade availability but peaking fancy.  Market is lower due to good supplies.
  • This situation is expected to continue for the next month before size profiles tighten up.  Run offers by us.
Melons Cantaloupe/Honeydew
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Melons Cantaloupe/Honeydew
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  • Cantaloupe market and demand were much stronger last week due to lack of 12's and smaller fruit.
  • Overall supplies are on the light side as we start slowing down on offshore arrivals from Guatemala/ Honduras/Costa Rica.   
  • Quality and condition are looking good with the fruit eating well. 
  • We should see Mexico/Nogales start back in with new crop product the end of the week.
  • Honeydew market is strong with very little fruit and all of it big 5/Jumbo 5-- 8's and smaller are not arriving.
  • We are not expected to see any real supplies on those sizes for the next 10 -14 day at least.
  • Please prepare yourselves and your customers for subbing up sizes.  Guatemala/Honduras/some from Mexico origins. Quality is good.
Oranges
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Oranges
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  • Navels are selling fast despite the markets continued increases.  Some independents have finished up.   

  • Sizing continues peaking 72/56/88 with the price jumping on small fruit which is very tight. 

  • Obviously 113/138 are the hot commodities that everyone is looking for and they are leading the markets. 

  • Color is nice and the fruit is eating well.  Sheds are packing as fast as they can on the fruit but waits are happening. 

  • Look for this crop to get a little dicey towards in May.

  • Valencia are all packing towards export with very little domestic fall out and that is mostly mid sizes.

Potatoes
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Potatoes
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    •  California New Potatoes are starting back in Bakersfield on Whites A's are limited.    Reds and Yellows are still a few weeks away.

 

Specialty Citrus
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Specialty Citrus
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  • Markets continue steady to stronger with a mix due to quality.
  • Rio Grapefruit from Yuma/Coachella available with light supplies.  Sizing this year is peaking 40's with lighter supplies of 56's. 
  • Gold Nuggets supplies of this easy peel seedless Mandarin expected until May. Peaking large/jumbo at this time in various packs. Come and get them. 
  • Murcott peaking jumbo/large. Color is nice.  Fruit is all but done with only a few packers still with fruit. 
  • Expect the majority of supplies to clean up over next 10 days.
Stone Fruit
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Stone Fruit
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  • This week is bringing warm dry conditions with temps in the low 80's.  Bees are working hard as the bloom is winding down.
  • We have good supplies and various packs of Arils (Pomegranate seeds). We can offer a variety of pack sizes packed to order.
  • Still seeing supplies of Plums and can consolidate for you in full pallet quantities out of LA area with notice.
  • Also coming in from off shore are Bartlett/Packham/and Asian pears. Be sure to call.
  • Calif early Peaches/Nectarines/Apricots are just around the corner and growers are hoping to have product the end of this month. 
  • No prices or sizing are out at this time.   Early varieties expected to on the light side.  This is all contingent on weather.
Watermelon
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Watermelon
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  • Quality improved and we are anticipating better sized fruit by end of next week out of Mexico.
  • With sizing will come volume and market adjusting down. 
  • This is the primary growing area currently for most supplies west of the Mississippi.   
  • More acreage is coming into play this week which should stabilize the market back. 
  • We still anticipate mid April through May to have excellent supplies.
Kiwi
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Kiwi
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  • Kiwi still from Italy with Chilean fruit arriving late this month.  Quality remains good and the market is steady to slightly higher on larger sizes. 
  • Call for sizing and prices.
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Cabbage
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Cabbage
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  • Low supplies from Florida. Prices are slightly lower. Quality is generally good.
Corn
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Corn
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  • Good supplies from Florida. Quality is generally good.
Eggplant
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Eggplant
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  • Good supplies from Florida. Prices are unchanged. Quality is generally good.
Green Beans
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Green Beans
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  • Moderate supplies from Florida. Good quality overall.  
Green Bell Pepper
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Green Bell Pepper
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  • Good supplies from Florida. Prices much lower. Good quality overall.
Yellow Squash and Zucchini
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Yellow Squash and Zucchini
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  • Good supplies from Florida. Prices on Zucchini slightly lower. Quality is generally good.
Sweet Potatoes
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Sweet Potatoes
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  • Moderate supplies from Florida. Prices are unchanged.  Quality is generally good.
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Cucumbers
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Cucumbers
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  • Cucumber prices are steady this week. Product is available in Nogales.
  • English cucumbers supplies are decent, prices are down.  Mini cucumbers are down supplies have improved.
Beef Steak Tomatoes
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Beef Steak Tomatoes
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  • Prices are down this week supplies are better. There is product crossing through Nogales.
Grape Tomatoes
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Grape Tomatoes
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  • Grape tomato prices steady this week decent supplies are available. Product is crossing through Nogales. Cherry tomato prices are steady.
Roma Tomatoes
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Roma Tomatoes
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  • Prices are steady this week, there are good supplies available.  There is a wide range of quality available.
  • Supplies are available in McAllen and Nogales. Round tomatoes are steady and supplies are decent.
Peppers
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Peppers
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  • Green Pepper prices are steady, supplies are light.  Red, yellow and orange bells are steady.   Product is crossing through Nogales. 
  • We have also seen a few green bells start in Coachella.
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Chili Peppers
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Chili Peppers
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  • Increased supplies on Serrano, Jalapenos, Poblanos and Anaheim as well. Less supplies expected next week with higher prices.
  • Fair demand. The demand is going to be better. They are in a gap in growing stages. Jalapenos are in high demand and the price is up.
Lime
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Lime
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  • The price is dropping especially on the small sizes and supplies are increasing. Supplies should increase in the next two weeks.
  • Good supplies on all sizes.
Mango
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Mango
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  • Good quality overall with fair prices. Mexican Supplies have started with the yellow mangos.
  • The red mango from Mexico has started and the fruit is coming with big sizes. Supplies should increase in the next two weeks.
Melons
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Melons
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  • The honeydews are crossing through Nogales. Good quality.
Mexican Avocado
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Mexican Avocado
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  • The avocados are fair in quality and there's good availability on number twos.  The demand is good.
  • The avocados are starting to move which may increase the price. Good supplies on all sizes.
Mexican Onions
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Mexican Onions
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  • White Mexican onions available now, quality has improved. Market is steady, mostly jumbos and large. Prices are coming off. Low volume on mediums.
  • Texas onions have started with fair demand.
Pineapple
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Pineapple
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  • Mexican Pineapple prices are steady overall and are expected to hold. Good supplies and quality overall.
  • Higher demand on the small sizes has created short supplies. 
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Subject    4/19/2018 - - Watermelons
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  • The watermelon are coming into steady supplies. The movement is fair. The volume is good. More demand.
  • The market is expected to get better with the warmer weather.
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