• Rounds- Demand is weak to moderate. Rain will keep us out of the fields
tomorrow. Quality remains good. Mexico continues to dictate market prices
and those prices remain at Suspension Agreement Minimums. FOB prices in
the east remain within a narrow range with slight upward pressures. We expect
prices to remain low and to continue to trade in a narrow range into March
barring a major weather event.
• Romas- FOB prices for romas also continue to trade within a narrow range and
Mexico is dictating this market also. FOB prices are up slightly this week on all
sizes. We expect FOB prices to remain low and to trade within a narrow range
into next month. Quality continues to be very good.
• Grapes- FOB prices remain generally steady this week and quality remains very
• Cherries- Prices are steady compared to last week. Quality remains very good.
• Weather forecast- Immokalee, FL: Cloudy, cool with rain almost all day
tomorrow. High will only reach the upper 60s. After that, the rest of the week
and weekend looks good with mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 70s
to mid-80s. After Wednesday, only a small chance of rain through the
• Rounds- Demand continues to be anemic. Good volume continues to cross at
Nogales but we have seen the first signs of a slight seasonal slowdown.
Crossings also continue at McAllen. FOB prices remain at Suspension
Agreement minimums. Quality is good. Good weather is forecasted to
continue for the next several weeks. If that forecast holds true, we expect the
round tomato market to remain relatively stable for at least the next several
• Romas- Nogales and McAllen crossings continue. Quality is good. FOB prices
remain at Suspension Agreement minimums for all sizes. Prices should remain
steady for the foreseeable future.
• Grapes- Crossings primarily at Nogales. Quality is variable. Prices generally at
Suspension Agreement minimums but have firmed up especially for the better
• Cherries- Quality is more variable and we are seeing a wider range in FOB
prices which correspond to the quality. The supply of good quality cherries out
of Mexico has decreased.
Green Bell Pepper
East- Limited supplies caused peppers to bring higher FOB prices last week. Supplies
have improved which has caused FOB prices for all grades and sizes to fall this week.
We will see how tomorrow’s rain effects harvesting and supplies in the short run.
Quality thus far this week continues to be generally good.
West- FOB prices are steady to down thus far this week. Quality is good.
East- FOB prices are generally steady with downward pressures due to very weak
demand. Quality remains variable.
West- Fewer supplies this week have cause FOB prices to rise. Quality is generally
East- FOB prices are steady to lower this week on both grades primarily due to weak
demand. Quality is variable.
West- We are seeing a wide range in quality. Overall supply is down. FOB prices are
higher this week for all grades and sizes. Crossings primarily at Nogales.
East- Off-shore volume continues with relatively light volume. FOB prices are
generally steady with slight downward pressure compared to last week. Quality of the
off-shore product remains variable.
West- Nogales crossing continue. FOB prices are generally lower. Currently, the
quality through Nogales remains good.
East- FOB prices for fancy are steady with downward pressure and are generally lower
for choice. Quality is good.
West- FOB prices are lower again this week. Nogales crossings continue and quality is
East- FOB prices are generally higher this week. Quality is good.
West- FOB prices are generally lower this week. Supplies remain good. Quality is
East- As predicted, FOB prices are lower this week.
West- FOB prices are seeing upward pressures due to light supplies.