Haricot Vert (French type) Central American imports out of Florida- Moderate supplies expected to remain about the same. Prices are slightly higher. Quality is variable, but generally good.
Green bell prices are steady this week. The Mexico season is coming to an end. Some growers have started in California. Red, yellow and orange bells are steady this week. Red, yellow and orange bells are up this week. We can expect light supplies from Florida. Prices are higher. Quality is generally good.
Movement expected about the same. Trading on Poblano fairly active, others moderate. Prices on Poblano much higher, Anaheim and Habanero higher, others generally unchanged. Quality is variable.
Steady supplies from Florida. Prices are generally unchanged. Quality is good.
Cucumber prices are down this week. Supplies are good and so is quality. Product is crossing through Nogales and also from Baja. Moderate supplies from Florida expected to decrease slightly. Prices are lower. Quality is generally good.
Light supplies from Florida. Prices are higher. Quality is generally good.
PNW Onions: Demand remains strong. Market has steadied. Consumer packs continue to be in high demand. PNW Yellow sweets are available. Overall quality and condition remains excellent on these storage onions. Mexico’s movement is expected to remain the same; trading is moderate. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.
Mt Vernon: Good availability on all colors this season. White & some yellow potatoes are finished for the season. Reds are still available, along with Fingerlings and purple potatoes.
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 expected to remain about the same. Prices are unchanged. Quality is generally good.
Zucchini – Zucchini prices have not changed this week. Nogales crossings continue to decrease, production is coming to an end. Product is crossing from Baja and California has also started harvesting. We can expect good supplies from Florida. Prices steady. Quality is generally good.
Yellow Squash – Yellow squash prices are also steady this week. Mexico production should start winding down soon. Product is also crossing from Baja and California is also harvesting. We can expect good supplies from Florida Prices on Yellow straight neck lower. Quality is generally good.
The East: Due to transition, volume will lighten throughout this month yet will remain steady. Quality is variable.
The West: Just like the rounds, transition is occurring between West Mexico and Baja. West Mexico winding down and Baja just scratching and will build inventories towards and throughout June, better quality is with the newer crop.
The East: Rain fruit has reduced pack outs in a minor way, quality is variable. Otherwise market is pretty stable.
The West: Just like the rounds, transition is occurring between West Mexico and Baja.
The East: Rounds supply are decreasing as we are in the decline of the 1st and moving into the 2nd picks this will remain through the month. Slowly picking up in June.
The West: Transition is occurring in Mexico between Culiacán to Baja/East Mexico. Quality is variable between the old crop (Culiacán) and new crop (Baja/East Mexico). California has begun and will build inventories and will be in stride coming into June.