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monThe storage onion market is extremely active for all colors!
APPLES/PEARS John Tole
New York is still packing Red Delicious and they will be running for another 7-10 days. The fruit is still heavier to the larger sizes. Washington Reds are steady to slightly higher and continue to peak on extra-fancy 88/100’s. The smaller sizes and lower grades remain short. Golden Delicious are also steady to higher and are also peaking on extra-fancy 88/100’s. Lower grade Golden’s are also fairly short. Granny Smith’s are steady to higher and are peaking on higher grade 64-80’s. Small size Granny Smiths are extremely limited, especially in lower grades…
ASPARAGUS Gabe Romero/Mike Pacheco
This market continues to gain strength. All sizing is up in price. Twenty-eight pound cases are extremely tight. Mexico supplies continue to have issues with quality. California demand due to the Mexican decline has created a stronger market. Peruvian grass is available in LA, as well.
AVOCADO Tim Kelley
Mexico is holding steady on harvest on harvest and supplies coming into the U.S. California growers are harvesting good volumes on 48’s and smaller fruit. Cinco de Mayo pull is firming the market up.
Western Bells: Mike Cantu
Green bell market is very unsettled; market is settling. Supplies are mostly on choice and smaller fruit…
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Weather: Tim Lynch
A cold front came through the southern region this past weekend with heavy rains hitting the major growing regions of Yuma and Brawley. The weather is expected to be fair for the rest of the week, with highs in the mid 70s. Showers are expected again this weekend. Forecast models vary widely at the moment as to precipitation however a drastic cool down and possible freezing temperatures will return to the desert locals next week. Crop assessments will be ongoing for awhile and product will remain very tight for the foreseeable future as extensive damage has occurred in the majority of these fields.