Haricot Vert (French type) Central American imports out of Florida- moderate supplies expected to remain about the same. Prices on bulk higher. Quality and condition variable, but generally good.
Green bell prices are down this week, supplies have not changed. California is harvesting in the Fresno and Gilroy areas. Red, yellow and orange bells are steady this week. We can expect good supplies from Michigan and North Carolina. Prices are generally unchanged. Quality is generally good.
Movement expected about the same. Trading is moderate. Prices Poblano and Serrano slightly higher, Habanero lower, others generally unchanged. Quality is variable.
Good supplies from Virginia and Michigan. Prices are generally unchanged. Quality is good.
Cucumber prices are steady this week. Supplies are a little lighter. Product is crossing through Baja. Nogales should start crossing product in a couple of weeks. Steady supplies from Michigan and North Carolina. Prices are generally unchanged. Quality is good.
Good supplies from Michigan. Trading is moderate.
New crop reds & yellows have begun. Sizing is currently smaller than average, but we will see good sizing this season. Consumer packs continue to be in high demand. Overall quality and condition remain excellent on the few remaining storage onions, that are left. Mexico – Movement expected to decrease seasonally; trading is moderate. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.
New crop reds & yellows have begun in eastern WA. Pricing is strong to begin the season. Western WA to begin in September.
NW russets continue to have strong FOBs on the larger sizes, with most shippers packing the smaller sizes & not much volume on the larer sizes. New crop WA russets have started.
We can expect steady supplies from North Carolina and Mississippi. Prices are generally unchanged. Quality is generally good.
Zucchini – Zucchini prices are steady this week, supplies are steady. Product is available in California and there are a few local deals that have started. Nogales should start crossing product toward the end of September. Light supplies from North Carolina as some producers continue to experience a production gap. Prices are slightly lower. Good supplies from Michigan and Virginia. Quality is generally good.
Yellow Squash – Yellow squash prices are up this week, supplies are tight. Product is available in California. Nogales should start crossing product in about another month. Steady supplies from Michigan and Virginia. Prices are generally unchanged. Quality is good.
The East: Prior weather has reduced yield and quality is needing to be graded out. Volume will be decent and quality should improve over the next few weeks.
The West: West Coast supplies are light due to recent rain events in California and Baja. Central Mexico has more supply however crossings have been light. Expect the balance of the season to be tight.
The East: Romas are in the same boat as the Rounds.
The West: Baja’s will remain in light supply until at least September. East Mexico has increased crossings which has helped the overall supply. Due to recent heat California has had lighter yields.
The East: TS Fred effected East Tennessee & Western North Carolina and limited harvest. Expect to see quality impact from the rain for a few weeks. Supply is being limited due to the storm across the growing areas.
The West: Vine Ripe production in Baja will be tight until fall. Supplies are being offset with Eastern Mexico and Oceanside. CA is starting to rebound although sizing is on the larger end.