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UPDATE: Melons

October 11, 2017

Cantaloupe and honeydew melon prices will climb over the next several weeks as California’s Westside season winds down and production moves to the California/Arizona desert region.

  • Markon First Crop Cantaloupe and Honeydew Melons are available
  • Large-size melons will dominate fall crops (9- and 12-count cantaloupes and 5- and 6-count honeydews)
  • Quality remains excellent; however, desert variety cantaloupes may exhibit green casts during the fall season
    • Cantaloupe sugar levels range from 14 to 17 Brix
    • Honeydew sugar levels vary from 13 to 16 Brix
  • Packer label Mexican honeydews are arriving in Nogales, Arizona; cantaloupe supplies will begin crossing over the next few weeks
  • Guatemalan fruit will be available on the East Coast in mid-November and on the West Coast in early December

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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