Haricot Vert (French type) Central American imports out of Florida- Moderate supplies. Prices are much lower. Quality is variable, but generally good. Round Green type- Moderate supplies from Florida. Quality is generally good.
Green bell prices are up this week. The Mexico season is coming to an end, there is still some product available in Nogales and a wide range of quality. Some growers have started in California. Red, yellow and orange bells are steady. We can expect light supplies from Florida. Prices on Jumbo and Extra large higher, others slightly higher. Quality is generally good.
Movement expected about the same. Trading on Poblano is active, others moderate. Prices on Poblano higher, Jalapeno lower, others generally unchanged. Quality is variable.
Steady supplies from Florida. Prices are generally unchanged. Quality is generally good. Light supplies from Georgia as shippers will be harvesting heavy this weekend.
Cucumber prices are steady this week. Supplies are good and so is quality. Product is crossing through Nogales and also from Baja. Light supplies from Florida expected to decrease slightly. Prices on Waxed higher, Pickles slightly higher. Quality is generally good. Steady supplies from Georgia. Prices are slightly 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. 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 expected to remain about the same. Prices generally unchanged. Quality generally good.
Zucchini – Zucchini prices are steady 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 Georgia. Prices are higher. Quality is generally good. Light supplies from Florida as most shippers have finished for the season.
Yellow Squash – Yellow squash prices are also steady this week. Mexico production is coming to an end. Product is also crossing from Baja and California is also harvesting. Moderate supplies from Georgia. Prices on Straight neck higher. Quality is generally good. Light supplies from Florida as most shippers have finished for the season.
The East: Due to transition, volume will be light until regional deals start up at the end of June.
The West: Mexico has wrapped up its season and Baja has yet to start causing supply to tighten and this will remain for the next few weeks until Baja starts scratching.
The East: The transition between growing regions is occurring and will remain as such through June. Supply will be light during this time.
The West: Just like the rounds, 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.
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 in a light way and will continue to build inventories for the next 4 weeks.