Markets are easier with more prod-uct coming from Mexico and light
expected to start mid to late March.A market spike is expected aroundthe Easter holiday.
Markets have bumped up. Mexicohas backed off of supplies, strength-ening markets. California quality isexcellent and supplies are increasing.Sizing is a struggle.
Quality is fair with light supplies andsteady markets. Demand is good.
Markets have strengthened asMexico is seeing rain resulting insome soft product.
Markets are steady as rain is causingquality problems such as mold andsoft product. Product is from Chile.
Product is short, and while we arenot at the alert stage yet, we maybe shortly.
As indicated last week, the marketfor fresh tomato items will be activefor the next few weeks.
Cucumber supplies from Hondurasare extremely limited, and marketsare expected to remain high untilthe Florida spring crop starts.
4. ICEBERG LETTUCE
Iceberg markets are active as sizingis running small.
Demands are exceeding suppliescausing markets to rise.
Quality has decreased with Mexiconoting soft fruit. Quality is good.
Florida markets are steady withgood quality. Cooler weather isexpected over the weekend andmay affect harvests. Conditionand quality are good for Oxnard,occasional defects due to salmoncolor and white shoulders; suppliesare improving.
Current Southern Broccoli and
remain good (very good quality inbroccoli, with occasional defects
Condition and quality are good,occasional defects due to crack-ing (down the center) and discol-oration. Markets are softer.