The movement of Peruvian asparagus through South Florida ports of entry is expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate with prices slightly too much higher depending on size. Supplies of white remain in too few hands to establish a market. Production is expected to complete shift to northern Peru by mid-June. Demand for the European market remains strong. Large orders through Miami remain limited despite light inventories on hand from lighter container counts in recent arrivals.
The movement of Mexican asparagus crossing through Arizona, California, and Texas is expected to remain about the same. Trading standard size moderate, others fairly active. Prices are higher as supplies have tightened up and the market is strengthening. Supplies of jumbo insufficient to quote towards the end of the week. Most shipments continue to be booked at previously committed prices. The movement of asparagus from Michigan is expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate at lower prices. Production is expected to slow with rain, followed by cool temperatures in the forecast through early next week.
Mexican avocado crossings through Texas are expected to decrease. Trading is fairly slow at higher prices due to fewer arrivals. Some buyers filling orders with number two fruit or from other growing areas and buying number one fruit only when required. Demand is fairly light as well due to high prices. Avocado movement from Southern California is expected to decrease slightly. Trading was moderate at higher prices. California producers are benefiting from the strong market caused by light Mexican supplies, and sales demand remains steady.
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