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UPDATE: Melons

July 06, 2017

Cantaloupe and honeydew melon prices will remain elevated over the next ten days. Temperatures have been abnormally high in the desert growing region for the past month.

  • Markon First Crop Cantaloupe and Honeydew Melons will be sporadic for the next two weeks
  • Abnormally high temperatures have caused inconsistent maturity, low sugar levels, softness, and reduced shelf-life
  • California’s Westside season has started on the western edge of the San Joaquin Valley, but it’s ramping up slowly due to cooler weather and above-average rainfall this past spring
  • Expect more abundant supplies and better quality by late next week as production increases

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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