Commercial Tomato Production Handbook
Seasonal average prices per cwt have been fluctuating. In 1990, the seasonal average price per cwt was $27.40 whereas in 2002 the price had jumped to $31.40 per cwt. The peak price was recorded in 1998 at $35.20 per cwt. The U.S. average retail price for the first quarter of 2003 was highest compared with 2000, 2001 and 2002, respectively.