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VEGETABLE SOURCE April 12, 2013Asparagus
Peru Markets are stable as Mexico production finishes andvolume from Peru increases. Sizing and quality are bothgood.
CA Broccoli markets are stable; quality is mostly good with onlyoccasional defects (flowering/open beads) and suppliesgood.
FL Supplies are good with increasing demand. Quality is good.
MX Market conditions are stable.
CA. Cauliflower markets are up with lower than forecastedsupplies pulling from the West. Occasional defects such asflowering, yellowing and under sizing are noted.
FL, CA Condition and quality are steady and markets are softer.Smaller sizes are limited.
FL Florida corn is harvesting with good quality reported.Markets are active as demand keeps pace.
FL, MX Cucumber supplies from Honduras are light, and marketshave eased as Florida volumes increase.
FL, MX Eggplant markets are better and quality is fair to good, withmostly choice available.
FL Supplies and quality are increasing as new harvest areasopen up.
CA, FL, SA Markets are steady. Good supplies.
Lettuce – Iceberg
CA All lettuce markets are low. Iceberg quality is improved andweights are better.
Lettuce – Fresh-Cut
MX, CA All lettuces are showing increased quality with strongerdemand being met with ample supplies.
Lettuce – Leaf,Green & Red
CA All lettuce markets are low. Defects affecting Green Leaf are expected to improve, with volumes stable. Red leaf volume is stable as well.
Lettuce – Romaine
CA All lettuce markets are low. Romaine quality continues toimprove as well, with limited cupping noted.
Lettuce – SpringMix
CA Spring mix quality has stabilized. Supplies are good withgood quality being reported.
CA, PA, CH Stable supplies of most mushrooms with good quality.
WA, TX Sheds are beginning to finish up in the northwest area,putting pressure on markets. Texas availability is gettingbetter. All Red Onions will be tight for the next few weeks.
Onions – Green
MX, CA Markets are stable with adequate volumes.