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UPDATE: Melon Quality

August 06, 2019

Markon First Crop Cantaloupes and Honeydews are available. Quality continues to be a challenge in cantaloupe supplies; honeydew quality is holding up well.

  • Cantaloupe quality is below normal for this time of year due to weather challenges early in the growing season
  • A wet and cold spring contributed to insect pressure and increased fungus in the soil
  • Humidity in California’s San Joaquin Valley is also shortening shelf-life
  • Honeydew quality is very good; shelf-life is normal with fewer issues being reported
  • Markon recommends ordering for quick turns


Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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