News and Stories


October 11, 2019

Domestic MFC Cantaloupe and Honeydew Melons are available. The crop is transitioning from California’s San Joaquin Valley to the Arizona/California desert growing region.

  • MFC Cantaloupes will begin shipping from the desert the week of October 14; desert supplies of MFC Honeydew will hit the market Wednesday, October 16
    • Size curve is favoring large sizes; small sizes are very limited
    • Quality is good with adequate sugar levels, but desert cantaloupes typically have a green hue
  • New crop melons are commanding higher prices; markets are rising
  • New crop Mexican honeydews (crossing through Nogales, Arizona) will ramp up in late October
  • Offshore melons will begin arriving in the U.S. in mid-November                                        

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