Wholesale Market Vegetable Report - Baltimore, MD
BALTIMORE Terminal Prices as of 13-MAR-2018                                    
                                                                               
Provided by:  Specialty Crops Market News                                      
              Federal - State Market News Service, USDA.                       
                                                                               
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BP_FV020                                                                       
                                                                               
Weather at 7:00 a.m. Partly Cloudy 32
Yesterday's High 43                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               

VEGETABLES                                                                     
---ARTICHOKES:  MARKET STEADY.  cartons CA Globe 24s 21.00 sml lse 35.00-36.00 
---ASPARAGUS:  MARKET STEADY.  11 lb cartons/crates bunched MX Green lge       
23.00-24.00 std 24.00-26.00                                                    
---BEANS:  MARKET STEADY.  bushel cartons/crates precooled FL Round Green Type 
15.00-17.00 mostly 16.00 bushel reusable plastic containers (RPC) MX Fava      
44.00-48.00 fr cond 28.00 5 lb cartons GU AIR Haricot Vert (French Type) 14.00 
---BEETS:  MARKET STEADY.  cartons bunched TX Red Type 12s 17.00-18.00 crates  
bunched FL Red Type 12s 17.00-18.00 25 lb sacks loose CD Quebec Red Type med   
14.00-16.00 lge 12.00 Repacked Enroute Gold Type med-lge 16.00                 
---BROCCOLI:  MARKET ABOUT STEADY.  cartons CA bchd 14s 20.00 Baby Hybrid Type 
bchd 18s 28.00 20 lb cartons loose CA Crown Cut Short Trim 18.00-20.00 mostly  
20.00 MX Crown Cut Short Trim 18.00                                            
---BRUSSELS SPROUTS:  MARKET STEADY.  25 lb cartons CA med 22.00-25.00 mostly  
22.00 occas higher                                                             
---CABBAGE:  MARKET ABOUT STEADY.  1 3/4 bushel cartons CD Quebec Round Green  
Type med fr appear 18.00 FL Round Green Type med 16.00-18.00 Red Type med      
18.00-20.00 sml fr qual 16.00 TX Round Green Type med 18.00 Red Type med       
24.00-25.00 50 lb sacks CD Quebec Danish Type lge 13.00-15.00 mostly 13.00 1   
3/4 bushel cartons FL Savoy Type med fr qual fr cond 12.00-14.00 TX Savoy Type 
med 22.00                                                                      
---CARROTS:  MARKET ABOUT STEADY.  sacks 48 1-lb film bags CA med-lge          
23.00-24.00 sacks 24 2-lb film bags CA med-lge 23.00-24.00 CD Ontario med-lge  
24.00 sacks 10 5-lb film bags CA med-lge 24.00 50 lb sacks loose CA jbo        
28.00-30.00 CD Ontario jbo 22.00-24.00 Quebec jbo 21.00 MX jbo 24.00 cartons   
bunched CA 24s 24.00-26.00 cartons 30 1-lb film bags CA Baby Peeled 23.00-24.00
occas higher                                                                   
---CAULIFLOWER: OFFERINGS LIGHT.   cartons film wrapped CA White 9s 40.00 12s  
40.00 one label 53.00-54.00                                                    
---CELERY:  MARKET STEADY.  cartons CA 2 dz 17.00-20.00 2 1/2 dz 17.00-20.00   
filmbags 30s 21.00-22.00 filmbags 36s 21.00-22.00 FL filmbags 30s 20.00-21.00  
cartons film bags CA Hearts 18s 24.00                                          
---CORN-SWEET:  MARKET HIGHER.  wirebound crates FL Yellow 4 dz min 14.00-16.00
mostly 15.00 White 4 dz min 14.00-15.00 Bi-Color 4 dz min 14.00-15.00          
---CUCUMBERS:  MARKET ABOUT STEADY.  1 1/9 bushel cartons HD med fr qual       
24.00-25.00 lge 29.00 MX med 30.00-34.00 mostly 32.00 fr qual 25.00-26.00 occas
27.00-28.00 lge 28.00-32.00 mostly 28.00-30.00 cartons MX 24s med-lge fr cond  
5.00 bushel plastic containers MX Pickles Kirby Type med 35.00-38.00 GREENHOUSE
cartons film wrapped CD Quebec Long Seedless lge 12s 11.00-12.00 MX Long       
Seedless lge 12s 10.00-12.00 ex lge 12s 11.00-12.00 mostly 11.00 20 lb cartons 
MX Persian sml-med 28.00                                                       
---EGGPLANT:  MARKET ABOUT STEADY.  1 1/9 bushel cartons MX 18s 22.00-24.00    
mostly 22.00 1 1/6 bushel cartons wrapped MX 18s 22.00-24.00 24s 20.00-24.00   
mostly 20.00-21.00 fr qual 15.00-16.00 30 lb cartons HD Chinese med-lge        
33.00-34.00 fr cond 18.00-19.00 Indian med-lge 45.00 GREENHOUSE 5 kg/11 lb     
cartons NL AIR Long Striped 175-225 gm 32.00 SP AIR Italian 175-225 gm         
25.00-26.00                                                                    
---ENDIVE:  MARKET STEADY.  1 1/9 bushel crates FL 18s 16.00 occas 17.00-18.00 
5 kg containers BL AIR Witloof 22.00-24.00                                     
---ESCAROLE:  MARKET STEADY.  1 1/9 bushel crates FL 18s 16.00 occas           
17.00-18.00                                                                    
---GARLIC:  MARKET PEELED HIGHER, OTHERS ABOUT STEADY.  30 lb cartons CQ White 
netted 5s 43.00-48.00 cartons 4 5-lb plastic jars CQ Peeled 50-55mm/5.0-5.5cm  
47.00-54.00 mostly 48.00-52.00                                                 
---GREENS:  MARKET ABOUT STEADY.  cartons bunched CA Broccoli Rabe (Rappini)   
24s 38.00-40.00 TX Kale Lacinato (Tuscan) 24s 18.00 Dandelion 12s 17.00-18.00  
Kohlrabi 12s 17.00-18.00 1 2/5 bushel cartons bunched FL Collard 24s 12.00 Kale
24s 12.00 Mustard 24s 13.00 Turnip Tops 24s 13.00 Field Cress 24s too few sales
to quote 1 3/5 bushel cartons/crates bunched GA Collard 24s 12.00 Kale 24s     
12.00 Mustard 24s 13.00-14.00 Turnip Tops 24s 13.00-14.00 cartons CA Kale,     
Multicolor 24s 30.00 TX Swiss Chard Mixed Colors 12s 21.00-22.00 Red 12s       
17.00-18.00 White 12s 17.00-18.00 crates MX Huauzontle 24s 26.00-28.00         
---LETTUCE-ICEBERG:  MARKET LOWER.  cartons AZ/CA flm lined 24s 27.00-30.00    
mostly 27.00 24s flmwrpd 28.00-30.00 mostly 28.00-29.00 30s flmwrpd 26.00      
---LETTUCE-OTHER:  MARKET ABOUT STEADY.  cartons AZ/CA Boston 24s 19.00-20.00  
Green Leaf 24s 22.00-24.00 mostly 22.00 occas higher Red Leaf 24s 20.00-22.00  
mostly 20.00 2.2 lb cartons PE Lolla Rossa 10.00 Red Oak Leaf 10.00 Green Oak  
Leaf 10.00 Baby Red Romaine 10.00 2.5 lb cartons CA Frisee 12s 16.00 3 lb      
cartons AZ/CA Mesculin Mix 6.00-8.00 mostly 6.00 10 lb cartons AZ/CA Green Leaf
Crown Cut Leaves 20.00 GREENHOUSE cartons 12 4-oz containers with lid WV Boston
16.00 2 lb cartons PA Mache 15.50                                              
---LETTUCE-ROMAINE:  MARKET ABOUT STEADY.  cartons AZ/CA 24s 32.00-34.00 occas 
higher cartons 12 3-count packages AZ/CA Hearts 30.00-34.00 mostly 32.00 few   
best labels 38.00-42.00 10 lb cartons film lined AZ/CA Crown Cut Leaves 20.00  
---MUSHROOMS:  MARKET ABOUT STEADY.  10 lb cartons PA White lge 14.00-16.00    
mostly 14.00 med-lge 12.50-14.00 mostly 12.50-13.00 sml-med 13.00-14.00 Sliced 
med-lge 13.00-14.00 4 qt baskets PA White med-lge 6.00-7.50 mostly 6.00 sml-med
6.00-6.50 mostly 6.00 5 lb cartons PA Oyster 17.00-19.00 mostly 17.00 Cremini  
8.00 Portobella exlge 9.00-9.50 mostly 9.00 lge 9.00 Caps exlge 13.00-13.50 3  
lb cartons PA Class I Shiitake exlge 12.00-13.00 cartons 12 8-oz trays film    
wrapped PA White 11.00-13.00 mostly 12.00                                      
---OKRA:  MARKET SLIGHTLY HIGHER.  1/2 bushel crates HD med-lge 24.00-26.00    
---ONIONS GREEN:  MARKET STEADY.  cartons bunched MX 48s lge 14.00-15.00 48s   
med 13.00-14.00 occas higher crates bunched MX Bulb Type 24s 16.00 occas higher
cartons bunched CA Leeks 12s 20.00 cartons 2 film bags iceless MX 24 bunches   
per bag 16.00 cartons 4 film bags iceless MX 12 bunches per bag 13.00 ADAPTED  
ENVIRONMENT 5 kg containers BL Leeks 12s 21.00                                 
---PARSLEY:  MARKET ABOUT STEADY.  cartons bunched CA Curly 60s 18.00-20.00    
mostly 18.00 Plain 60s 18.00-20.00 mostly 18.00 MX Curly 60s 18.00 Plain 60s   
18.00 TX Curly 60s 16.00-19.00 Plain 60s 16.00-19.00 Root 12s 24.00-25.00      
---PARSNIPS:  MARKET STEADY.  20 lb film bags loose CD Quebec med 22.00-24.00  
Repacked Enroute lge 24.00 sacks 12 1-lb film bags Repacked Enroute med 20.00  
---PEAS GREEN:  MARKET SLIGHTLY HIGHER.  10 lb cartons GU Snow Peas Decalyxed  
13.00-18.00 mostly 13.00-15.00 Sugar Snap Peas Decalyxed 18.00-22.00 18.00     
---PEPPERS, BELL TYPE:  MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Wide range in quality and         
condition. 1 1/9 bushel cartons FL Green jbo 16.00-18.00 mostly 16.00 fr qual  
14.00 ord qual 11.00-12.00 exlge 16.00-18.00 mostly 16.00 fr qual 12.00-14.00  
ord qual 11.00-12.00 lge 14.00 occas higher and lower fr qual 11.00-12.00 MX   
Green jbo 22.00-24.00 exlge 20.00-24.00 mostly 22.00 fr cond 16.00-17.00 15 lb 
cartons MX Red exlge 17.00-20.00 mostly 17.00-18.00 fr qual 15.00-16.00        
GREENHOUSE 5 kg/11 lb cartons MX Red exlge 15.00-20.00 mostly 15.00-17.00      
Yellow exlge 18.00-20.00 mostly 18.00-19.00 occas 21.00-22.00 Orange exlge     
20.00-23.00                                                                    
---PEPPERS, OTHER:  MARKET STEADY.  1/2 bushel cartons MX Habanero mxd orange  
and green 17.00 orange 20.00 red 19.00 1 1/9 bushel cartons FL Cubanelles lge  
offerings insufficient to quote Jalapeno exlge 20.00-22.00 lge 18.00-20.00 Long
Hot lge 38.00 one label 42.00 MX Poblano green 19.00-21.00 8 lb cartons DR     
Habanero green 22.00 orange 22.00-23.00 red 22.00-25.00 MX Manzano orange      
32.00-33.00 10 lb cartons Repacked Enroute Serrano green 14.00 25 lb containers
MX Jalapeno green exlge 18.00-19.00 lge 16.00-18.00 Poblano green 19.00-21.00  
40 lb containers MX Serrano green 19.00 3 kg cartons SP AIR Finger Hot green   
31.00 red 29.00                                                                
---PUMPKINS:  MARKET STEADY.  24 inch bins MX Cinderella xlge 320.00-325.00    
---RADISHES:  MARKET ABOUT STEADY.  cartons topped 30 6-oz film bags FL Red    
12.00-14.00 cartons topped 14 1-lb film bags AZ Red 13.00-14.00 FL Red         
12.00-14.00 40 lb film bags topped AZ Red 27.00-28.00 FL Red 22.00-25.00 crates
bunched FL Red 24s 20.00 fr qual 15.00 1/2 bushel cartons FL Black 18.00       
---RUTABAGAS:  MARKET STEADY.  WAXED 50 lb cartons CD Ontario CDOne lge        
24.00-25.00                                                                    
---SPINACH:  MARKET ABOUT STEADY.  cartons bunched CA Flat 24s 24.00-30.00     
mostly 24.00 1 2/5 bushel crates TX Savoy 25.00-26.00 cartons 6 10-oz film bags
Repacked Enroute Savoy 10.00-11.00 cartons 8 10-oz film bags Repacked Enroute  
Savoy 13.00 cartons 12 10-oz film bags AZ/CA Savoy 16.50-18.00 cartons 4 2-1/2 
lb film bags AZ/CA Flat 15.00-16.00 4 lb cartons AZ/CA Flat Baby Type          
10.00-11.00 mostly 10.00                                                       
---SQUASH:  MARKET ABOUT STEADY. Wide range in condition. 1/2 bushel cartons FL
Zucchini med 26.00 Yellow Straightneck sml-med fr cond 20.00 med 24.00 fr cond 
18.00-20.00 4/7 bushel cartons MX Zucchini sml-med 29.00-32.00 mostly          
29.00-30.00 Yellow Straightneck sml-med 30.00 med 27.00-28.00 Grey sml-med     
20.00-22.00 mostly 21.00 med offerings insufficient to quote bushel cartons MX 
Acorn med 28.00 Butternut med 22.00-24.00 mostly 24.00 Kabocha med 26.00       
Spaghetti med 24.00-25.00                                                      
---SWEET POTATOES:  MARKET STEADY.  40 lb cartons CA U.S. No. 1 Red Types 45.00
U.S. No. 2 Red Types 34.00 No Grade Marks Japanese Types 36.00 NC U.S. No. 1   
Orange Types 16.00-18.00 Marked Combination Orange Types 11.00 No Grade Marks  
Orange Types jbo 10.00-11.00                                                   
---TOMATOES:  MARKET ABOUT STEADY.  25 lb cartons loose FL Vine Ripes light    
red-red jbo 20.00 xlge 18.00-20.00 lge 18.00-19.00 med 18.00 80% U.S. One or   
Better Mature Greens light red-red 5x6 sz 20.00-24.00 mostly 20.00-22.00 6x6 sz
19.00-20.00 6x7 sz 19.00-20.00 U.S. Comb Mature Greens light red-red 5x6 sz    
19.00-20.00 mostly 19.00 6x6 sz 19.00 few 18.00 CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT 15 lb   
cartons MX Vine Ripes light red-red 28s 12.00 red 25s 12.00 5 kg/11 lb flats on
the vine MX Vine Ripes light red-red med 14.00-16.00 10 lb cartons MX Vine Ripe
- Heirloom Varieties light red-red xlge 30.00                                  
---TOMATOES, CHERRY:  MARKET SLIGHTLY HIGHER.  flats 12 1-pt baskets FL light  
red-red 14.00-16.00 red fr cond 12.00 flats 12 1-pt cups with lids FL light    
red-red 14.00-15.00 ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT flats 12 1-pt cups with lids MX light  
red-red 14.00-16.00 mostly 14.00 CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT cartons 10 1-lb cups   
with lids on the vine MX light red-red 21.00                                   
---TOMATOES, GRAPE TYPE:  MARKET ABOUT STEADY.  flats 12 1-pt containers with  
lids FL light red-red 12.00-13.00 20 lb cartons loose FL light red-red 24.00   
ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT flats 12 1-pt containers with lids MX light red-red        
11.00-13.00 mostly 12.00                                                       
---TOMATOES, PLUM TYPE:  MARKET HIGHER.  25 lb cartons loose FL light red-red  
exlge 24.00-26.00 lge 22.00-26.00 med 22.00-24.00 OPEN FIELD 25 lb cartons     
loose MX light red-red exlge 25.00-27.00 red lge 24.00 ADAPTED ENVIRONMENT 25  
lb cartons loose MX light red-red exlge 27.00-28.00 mostly 27.00 previous      
commitments 24.00-25.00 lge 27.00 previous commitments 24.00-25.00             
---TURNIPS:  MARKET STEADY.  25 lb sacks CA Purple Top med 18.00 CD Quebec     
Purple Top med 14.00 Repacked Enroute Purple Top lge 12.00-13.00 med 14.00     
---VEGETABLES OTHER:  MARKET ABOUT STEADY.  5 lb cartons MD Alfalfa Sprouts    
10.00-11.00 cartons 12 4-oz packages MD Alfalfa Sprouts 10.00-11.00 35 lb      
crates MX Cactus Leaf (Nopales) 15.00-16.00 mostly 16.00 occas higher 1 layer  
containers CA Radicchio Round Red 9s 16.00-18.00 mostly 16.00                  

MISC SEASONAL                                                                  
---APPLE CIDER:  MARKET STEADY.  cartons 4 1-gallon bottles PA 19.00 cartons 9 
1/2-gallon bottles PA 21.00                                                    

ORGANIC                                                                        

VEGETABLES                                                                     
---CARROTS: sacks 48 1-lb film bags CA med-lge 48.00 sacks 24 2-lb film bags CA
med-lge 48.00 sacks 10 5-lb film bags CA med-lge 48.00 25 lb sacks loose CA lge
36.00 cartons bunched CA 24s 38.00 cartons 30 1-lb film bags CA Baby Peeled    
36.00                                                                          
---CELERY: cartons film bags CA Hearts 18s 28.00                               
---LETTUCE-OTHER: cartons AZ/CA Green Leaf 24s 30.00 Red Leaf 24s 30.00 3 lb   
cartons AZ/CA Mesculin Mix 9.00                                                
---LETTUCE-ROMAINE: cartons AZ/CA 24s 36.00                                    
---MUSHROOMS: 3 lb cartons PA Class I Shiitake exlge 19.75 cartons 12 8-oz     
trays film wrapped PA White 16.50                                              
---SWEET POTATOES: 40 lb cartons CA U.S. No. 1 Red Types 52.00 No Grade Marks  
Japanese Types 62.00 NC U.S. No. 1 Orange Types 52.00