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UPDATE: Melons

November 28, 2017

Cantaloupe and honeydew prices will increase over the next two weeks as domestic production comes to an end and offshore production ramps up.

  • Markon First Crop Melons are not packed during the offshore season, but will be available again in the 2018 domestic spring season
  • Domestic shipping will finish this week; ideal growing conditions will yield excellent quality as the season ends¬†
  • Offshore production has begun in a limited way; supplies are available in Florida and will be on the California market by next week
    • Large sizes will dominate supplies from these first fields (9-count cantaloupes and 5-count honeydews)
    • Offshore quality is good; sugar levels range from 12% to 14% Brix
  • Mexican-grown cantaloupes (into Nogales, Arizona) will be available through mid-December;
  • Mexican-grown honeydews will be on the market through the winter season
  • Quality is excellent: sugar levels range from 10% to 13% Brix

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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