Haricot Vert (French type) Central American imports-moderate supplies from Florida expected to increase slightly next week. Prices are higher. Quality variable but generally good. Round Green type- steady supplies expected to increase slightly. Prices much higher. Quality is good.
Green bell prices are steady this week. Supplies are good. The quality of the peppers crossing through Nogales has been nice. Red bells are down this week supplies have improved. Yellow and Orange are steady. Steady supplies from Florida expected to slightly increase. Prices are higher and quality is generally good.
Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late active. Prices Jalapeno and Habanero much higher, Anaheim generally unchanged, others higher. Quality is variable.
Moderate supplies from Florida. Prices are unchanged. Quality is good.
Cucumber prices are steady this week. Supplies have improved. Quality has been nice. Product is crossing through Nogales. Moderate supplies out of Florida from Central America expected to decrease seasonally this week and next week as some shippers finish for the season. Prices remain unchanged. Quality and condition variable, but generally good.
Good supplies from Florida expected to increase slightly. Prices are lower and quality is generally good.
PNW Onions: Demand remains strong. The market has firmed with higher prices. Although prices seem to have stabilized, other districts will affect prices for the month. TX begins harvest but onion profile is starting out on the small side, some fields peaking on Mediums. In other words, the Jumbo storage crop may see slightly more demand with higher prices while the medium prices may soften. Consumer packs continue to be all the rage- it’s anyone’s guess for the next several weeks. The California Brawley district will begin harvest of conventional as well as Organic onions by late April. There has been some cool weather that slowed it down a bit. PNW Yellow sweets are available as well as red and yellow Organic onions. The overall quality and condition remain excellent on these storage onions.
Mt Vernon: Good availability on all colors this season. White potatoes are finished for the season. Yellow demand has increased but prices remain fairly steady. Yellow and Reds will be available into late April, along with Fingerlings and purple potatoes. Organics are available.
Demand and disappearance have increased in ID and CO, however, in the PNW districts movement are 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. The PNW may end up a bit short before the new crop begins in July. Large size russets continue to be a hot item in WA/OR with heavier demand. Whereas large potatoes continue to remain tight in Idaho. It is also doubtful that any processing potatoes will make their way into the table sector this season as they did last year. As the country opens up; foodservice demand will increase adding overall pressure to all districts. Price increases are expected over the months to come.
Good supplies from North Carolina, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Prices are unchanged. Quality is good overall.
Zucchini – Zucchini prices are steady this week. Supplies are good and the quality has been nice. Moderate supplies from Florida expected to slightly increase. Prices on Zucchini much higher. Quality is generally good.
Yellow Squash – Yellow squash supplies are a little tighter this week. Prices are up and quality has been fair. Product is crossing through Nogales. Steady supplies from Florida expected to slightly increase. Prices on yellow straight neck higher. Quality is generally good.
The East: Lighter demand and bloom drop has caused several growers to leave behind older fields reducing yields. Expect this to turn around in the next few weeks.
The West: Mexico is light as in between plantings, Sinaloa new crop will be ready in the next 10 days or so.
The East: Florida remains steady and the quality is good.
The West: Mexico volume has a great supply although we will see supply lower a bit due to the transition between plantings.
The East: Volume for the rest of the month is expected to be the same, sizing maybe a mix of smaller and larger sizes.
The West: Mexico is steady and should remain through Mid-April.