Haricot Vert (French type) Central American imports out of Florida- Moderate supplies from Guatemala. Prices are lower. Quality is variable, but generally good. Round Green type- Moderate supplies from Georgia, North Carolina. Prices are higher.
Green bell prices are steady this week. The Mexico season is done, California is harvesting supplies have improved, product is shipping from Bakersfield and Coachella. Red, yellow and orange bells are steady this week. Steady supplies from Georgia expected to increase. Prices are lower. Quality is generally good.
Movement expected about the same. Trading is moderate. Prices on Anaheim slightly higher, Poblano lower, Habanero generally unchanged, others much lower. Quality is variable.
Moderate supplies from Georgia. Prices on white lower, others unchanged. Quality is generally good.
Good supplies from Georgia and North Carolina expected to remain about the same. Prices on medium fair quality unchanged, others lower. Quality is generally good.
Good supplies from Georgia. Prices on Medium fair quality unchanged, others lower. Quality is generally good.
PNW Onions: Demand remains strong. Market has steadied. Consumer packs continue to be in high demand. Reds are tight & whites are even tighter. Overall quality and condition remain excellent on these storage onions. Mexico: The movement is expected to decrease seasonally; trading is moderate. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.
White & some yellow potatoes are finished for the season. Reds are still available, along with Fingerlings and purple potatoes. Quality is good.
Demand and disappearance has increased in ID and CO, however in the PNW districts movement is lower this year compared to last. Idaho appears to have a surplus of potatoes this season which is reflected in the higher disappearance and lower prices this season. Large potatoes, however, are a bit tight in the potato state. Overall, the PNW crop may end up a bit short before new crop begins in July. Large size russets continue to be a hot item in WA/OR with heavier demand. NOTE: Price increases on Large tubers are expected over the months to come due in part to supply and quality concerns as well as food service sector opening up over the summer. Quality remains outstanding.
Moderate supplies from North Carolina, Louisiana and Mississippi remain about the same. Prices are generally unchanged. Quality is good overall.
Zucchini – Zucchini prices are down this week. Nogales crossings are finished. Product is crossing from Baja and California is harvesting. Supplies are improving and quality is nice. Steady supplies from Georgia and North Carolina. Prices unchanged. Quality is generally good.
Yellow Squash – Yellow squash is down this week. Same as zucchini, Nogales crossings have finished. Product is crossing from Baja and California is also harvesting. Moderate supplies from Georgia. Prices on Yellow Straight neck higher. Quality is generally good.
The East: Due to transition, volume will be light until regional deals start up at the end of June through beginning of July.
The West: Mexico has wrapped up its season and Baja has started in a very light way and the expectation is we are at least 3 more weeks away until good volumes occur.
The East: The transition between growing regions is occurring and will remain as such through June. Supply will be light during this time and quality is becoming variable.
The West: Transition is occurring between West Mexico and Baja. Most growers in Baja should be all online by the end of June. Supply will remain light. California will add to the mix by the 3rd or 4th week of this month.
The East: Rounds supply is light and will remain for the next 2 weeks; we are awaiting the next areas come online beginning and through July.
The West: West Mexico’s season is coming to an end. Transition is occurring to Baja/East Mexico and supply should build in the next 7 to 14 days. California has begun in a light way and will continue to build inventories for the next 2 weeks. Supply will be light during this time.