News and Stories


June 23, 2020

Markon First Crop Cantaloupe Melons are limited; packer label is being substituted as needed. Prices will continue to rise while the California desert season winds down. Production will transition to the west side of California’s San Joaquin Valley over the next two weeks.

  • Domestic 6-count cantaloupes dominate the desert crop; jumbo sizes are the most plentiful
    • 9- and 12-count melons are tight; prices are elevated
    • 12-count melons are extremely limited
    • 15- and 18-count cantaloupes are in even shorter supply
  • Small sizes will remain scarce through July 6; substituting larger sizes may be required until then
  • Limited quantities of bin cantaloupes are available on the East Coast (Florida and Georgia)

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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