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  • Lettuce – Iceberg: markets are rapidly moving up – quality is fair. Leaf & Romaine: quality is fair.
  • Squash – Markets are active as demand still exceeds supply. Cooler weather may slow production slightly, but should be back to normal later this week.
  • Melons – Cantaloupe: west coast 9’s and Jumbo 9’s are plentiful and quality is good with sugars around 15; small sizing (15’s) are almost nonexistent.
  • Onions – Record breaking snow and
  • Onions – Record breaking rain and cold have affected availability, and prices are unsettled.
  • Green Onions – Rain and cold weather have affected supplies, coupled with strong demand.
  • Avocados – Quality is good with availability improving at this time.
  • Broccoli – Markets continue their upward trend. Quality is fair to good from Yuma and Mexico.
  • Asparagus – Asparagus remains a challenge on both coasts; overall supplies are still short.
  • Melons – Good supplies on large cantaloupes with smaller sizes limited; quality remains very good.
  • Eggplant – Readily available. Volume is good and quality is fair.
  • Tomatoes – FL round production has begun to slow until spring crop. Be aware of cheap prices from old red FL tomatoes – this product will be weak. Roma supply is increasing in East and West and quality has been very good.
  • Strawberries – Market short due to
  • Broccoli – Markets are active and quality is fair with insect pressure, yellowing and mildew issues.
  • Cauliflower – Volumes are low from cold weather related growth issues. Quality is fair.
  • Lemons/Limes – Quality is good.
  • Oranges – Naval quality is excellent.
  • Cucumbers – Recent weather had a small affect on quality; supplies continue to be good on Selects and Supers.
  • Asparagus – Mexico has finished, and Peru is not able to support all the demand.
  • Avocados – The market is expected to remain unsettled for the remainder of the year.
  • Citrus – Lemons/Limes: Quality is good. Oranges: Navel quality is excellent.
  • Peppers – Pepper supplied quality remains good and demand flat from FL/Mexico.