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UPDATE: Melons

March 23, 2020

Cantaloupe prices are on the rise; supplies are limited. Honeydew markets are slightly higher than last week; Mexican supplies (into the West Coast) are keeping prices fairly level.

  • Retail demand for melons is up due to COVID-19
  • Offshore arrivals from Central America into the U.S. are below normal, especially cantaloupes
    • Mexican honeydews are crossing into Nogales, Arizona primarily for West Coast markets
    • Mexican cantaloupes will not be available for one to two more weeks (supplies out of Mexico are typically tight)
  • The domestic melon season will kick off in early May; packer label imported melons will continue to ship in the meantime
  • Expect elevated cantaloupe prices on both coasts for the next several weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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